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"This is absolutely a project worth supporting if you appreciate atmospheric first-person games." - PC Gamer
"PAX Prime 2013 Awards: Up and Comer Award. Now for the Up and Comer award, our rising star, I'm going to have to give it to a game that dazzled me." - FPS Guru
Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century.
The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life? Where are the settlers and tribes who lived here? Where are the settlers and tribes who lived here?
Clue by clue, you must piece together the story of what befell this doomed settlement and find a way to set things right. You will be hunted by corrupted Conquistadors and ravening shadows as you explore an expansive wilderness in order to trace the brief, tragic history of the colony and search for survivors.
Explore large, open environments teeming with danger and discovery. Chart your own course in search of clues and treasures.
Switch between two distinct worlds featuring different enemies, obstacles, and threats.
Wield early 17th century weaponry including muskets, bows, crossbows, and tomahawks. Upgrade your arsenal by purchasing or finding faster, deadlier, longer-ranged weapons.
Charge headlong into battle with guns blazing or pick enemies off quietly. A novel, movement-based stealth system lets you hide in plain sight or use the wind to mask your footsteps.
Equip ability-enhancing Charms to complement your play style, granting anything from extra health to faster movement to improved stealth.
Play with the default visual style for maximum eeriness and tension or customize the color and contrast settings to suit your tastes.
A nice horror adventure gameSganotak | April 8, 2014 | See all Sganotak's reviews »
Betrayer is a nice horror adventure game made from former Monolith devs. It draws inspiration from The Elder Scrolls, Far Cry and even Dark Souls.
You begin the game stranded in the 17th century New World. However this land is inhabited by nightmarish creatures looking to make your life difficult. The UI is very limited and there's no handholding or missions to guide you. You just have to survive and progress through this twisted version of colonial Virginia. The game is very immersive and the black & white art style is something unique that adds to the atmosphere, of course, if you feel distracted or annoyed by it you can always add some color through the game's options. When you die, you're stripped off all of your equipment, which remains at the site of your death. Die again before reclaiming them and you lose them forever, thus the Dark Souls influence
Sadly Betrayer's weakness is what I expected to be it's strong point. Coming from people with a lot of experience in FPS games, I expected solid gunplay and good AI. This is not the case with Betrayer, since the shooting mechanics are very clunky and the AI is rather passive and follows linear patterns. The stealth in the game is also kinda random, as enemies will spot you from nowhere a lot of times or don't notice you at all when you sneak past them.
Betrayer may be rough around the edges but is certainly a rewarding game with unique ideas, I'd really like Blackpowder games to work on a sequel that builds up on what made the original great and sort out the gameplay issues this game has. If you're looking for an atmospheric first person horror game, you should definitely give Betrayer a chance.