The party-based, fantasy RPG is out 25th July and the reviews for the new PC game have just landed. See the review roundup below.
Polygon – 9/10
“Pyre is, I feel comfortable saying, unlike anything I have ever played before. There are connections to developer Supergiant Games’ past releases, beloved indie gem Bastion and its less-hyped but still great follow-up, Transistor. You can see Pyre’s Supergiant lineage in its top-down perspective and lush, animated visual style. You can hear it in the limited but memorable voice-over work by Logan Cunningham and gorgeous music from Darren Korb.”
“In Pyre, you control a team of exiles called the Nightwings in the land of Downside, as they participate in a series of religious rites—a snappy, challenging three-on-three variant on basketball using an increasingly wide selection of characters. Early on, you play the rites as sports-based battled between long sections of narrative. Eventually, the game opens up and offers a twist that radically changes how you’ll play.” [Full Review]
PC Gamer – 71/10
“I spent a long time staring at my screenshots of Pyre before writing a word about it, because every frame captures a pure fantasy world so creative and otherworldly I envy the minds able to bring it to such vivid life. It’s the kind of art that reminds you fiction can be anything, if only you have the power to imagine it. I’m also staring at my screenshots of the Downside, the purgatory world where Pyre takes place, because my opinion of it is as confused as Pyre’s own identity.” [Full Review]
“Supergiant Games’ Pyre is, like all of their prior games, just sumptuous. But while I loved Bastion and Transistor, thought the art was beautiful and six types of jaw-dropping, Pyre – Pyre is something else. Pyre, with its surreal designs and otherworldly colour palette, made me catch my breath in places, made me ache in the way that you sometimes do when you’re in the presence of Good Art. Which sounds pretentious, but hey I stand by it. It is Dante’s Inferno by way of Jean Giraud. It’s an operatic underworld myth.” [Full Review]