Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Told as a “Wuxia” story, which literally means "martial hero", Mirage captures the essence of a broad genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists.
Shrouded in secrecy, an organization of assassins wreak havoc on the local populace. Two assassins Soul and Shang, find a window of opportunity to strike while all their enemies can be found in one place. Their mission is simple: take down all their enemies or die in the attempt. They will face many challenges and discover lost secrets as they embark on a perilous journey against terrible odds.
Take control of Soul and Shang and wield two separate martial arts styles to defeat their foes. Soul is an orphan born with the temperament of a master. His skills are self-taught and so lack refinement, but his potential is undeniable. He favors Dark Wound, a short bladed weapon given to him by his adoptive father, rumored to be one of the Night Masters.. Shang Zuo is a calm, unflappable fighter of average skill, but who possesses a centered view of all things powerful enough to influence physical objects. This “Sword Temper” skill allows him to destroy objects without moving a muscle and to knock arrows out of the sky with but a single thought. Together they will face the unknown and harness new skills as they face down a terrible conspiracy.
2 against the world– Tag team in and out as either protagonist at any time. or play together for local multiplayer experience
Gear up – Discover new weapons, abilities, and unique items to bloody your foes.
8 distinct levels – Fight your way through an army of minions and face a true challenge by encountering a unique Boss at every Stage.
Learn the truth – Secrets abound and the full story of Mirage may be discovered by a collection of books, letters, and drawings strewn about the martial world. Players may unravel the full tale by discovering these items and rewards.
Over 100 Achievements to earn and discover
2D Devil May CryKingTed | July 21, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
In Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage you play as Soul and Shang, two assassins from a shady organisation. Your job is to kill all members of a rival organisation while investigation on the disapearance of Jade, one of your teammate. The story is simple and set in a chinese fantasy setting. There is even a flying ship wreaking havoc everywhere it goes. Visually, Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage is beautiful. It used the Unity Engine to create a grim 2D world where it rains all the time. The soundtrack is also very good. The true strength of the game comes from its gameplay. For you see, Rain Blood Chronicles : Mirage is a Beat'em all game with some platforming sequence a la Shinobi. But the combat are so amazing it's hard to describe. Imagine Devil May Cry gameplay but with the possibility to switch between Dante and Vergil during combos(And Shang plays a lot like Vergil). It's as simple and awesome as that! Like DMC, you've got skills and combos to unlock, items to collect and a scoring system. Like DMC you can perform stylish combos, maintaining the enemy in the air. Like DMC, the game is pretty hard too. Truly, this game is a gem.
Quality 2D hack and slasher.Numbi | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all Numbi's reviews »
I bought Rain Blood because it seemed to be a bit like the 2D Castlevania games but it turned out to be much more action oriented. You can switch between two characters while beating up enemies and racking up some insane combos. I had a lot of fun with the local co-op mode as I didn't get too far on my own but I have to point out that there is no online modes. It might not have been the type of game that I was expecting but it still turned out to be a lot of fun.
Hoping for the older parts to be released!Raideoul | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all Raideoul's reviews »
Rain Blood is a saga of Chinese 2d action games with great gameplay and interesting story. I played 'Rain blood: Town of Death' before and it was great, but this one includes a much better combo system, the ability to switch characters on the fly and amazing art. The two characters have a very different feeling, think of them as Dante and Virgil on Devil May Cry 3, one can avoid attacks with fast moves but no blocking, the other can cast spectral swords and use them to deal finishing blows, block or double-jump. Changing characters can make a difference on a boss battle, adding some strategic thinking to the mix. The game allows buying new moves and attacks that can be upgraded, so replaying previously finished levels to gain currency is a must. Great and fun game, i hope they release the older ones, only avilable on Chinese language by now.
Great action gamelok0812 | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
Mirage is a 2D action game similar to Mark of the Ninja or Dust. Player transverse through a 2D side scrolling map with one of the 2 characters and combo through enemies for better scores. As the story progress, your character learns new moves to further utilize the combo system. A great addition to this game is the ability to coop with a friend but only limited to local. The story is great and moves at a really good pacing through the game and twists makes it even more surprising and likeable. One of the great game that shouldn't be missed to anyone who enjoy the side scrolling action genre.