Quantcast
The Alone Sword is a Zelda-lite set underwater - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


The Alone Sword  



The Alone Sword is a Zelda-lite set underwater


8:00 PM on 11.12.2011
The Alone Sword is a Zelda-lite set underwater photo



Happy weekend, everyone! If you've got a few minutes to kill, why not give The Alone Sword a spin?

The Alone Sword is exactly as I described in the header -- a Zelda-lite set underwater. You take control of a sea star creature (which heavily resembles an Octorok) as he / she / it swims around looking for hidden keys and fighting aquatic bosses. The controls are not what you'd expect from a typical Zelda clone. Underwater traversal leaves you at the whim of forward momentum, sliding around as though running on ice. Your sword points opposite your direction of movement, and attacking will swing it 180 degrees, propelling you in reverse. It sounds odd and difficult to get the hang of, but it makes sense considering your liquid environment.

It's a decent time-waster that shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to clear. There's a pretentious back story about alien visitors creating a virtual memorial based on the dreams of the planet's departed souls, or something or other. Whatevs, man. It's about a starfish that kills ocean life with a cheap sword made from wooden garden posts. That's all you need to know.

The Alone Sword [Kitty*Lambda]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
The Alone Sword




Indie

9:30 AM on 09.16.2014
Team17 to publish blind adventure Beyond Eyes

Team17 has really been branching out lately. Best known for the Worms series, the small developer has recently been publishing independently developed games from even smaller teams. Previously, we have heard about the studio ...more



3:00 PM on 09.15.2014
Review: Size DOES Matter

Simple graphics, twitch gameplay, and fresh music constitute a good formula for mobile gaming. Titles like this allow for a quick bit of play during minutes of downtime, and can paradoxically keep players going for long perio...more



2:00 PM on 09.15.2014
Wolfire's cool, experimental FPS Receiver is free today

Wolfire Games' Receiver is a first-person shooter unlike any other I've played. Instead of a quick button press to reload your gun, here, reloading is a much more realistic, multi-step process that requires effort on your par...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more