In Phantomgate, the gods have plunged humanity into fiery chaos. Only a mythical few, known as Valkyries, have the power to fight back. Lucky!
You play Astrid, a young Valkyrie who happens to be the last of her kind. It’s up to you to save the world. Not so lucky!
This means embarking on a lengthy adventure spanning six chapters. Along the way, you assemble a powerful team of warriors and fight through armies of angry phantoms.
This isn’t your average hero-collector. Part side-scroller, part turn-based role-playing game, Phantomgate is a fascinating mashup of genres. A standard level plays out like a typical platformer: Astrid runs around a map, grabbing gems and kicking open special chests. There are pits to jump over, moving platforms to hop across, and giant boulders to push out of the way. You’ll encounter enemies and quests too, like defeating an enraged bear blocking a cave entrance or finding a useful gold key for a villager.
Run into an enemy – like a gross, flying green eyeball – and the game suddenly shifts into a turn-based RPG. Win a fight and you jump back to the side-scrolling exploration. Pro tip: if you manage to sneak up on an enemy, you get a handy advantage in combat.
Those with a taste for a competition can test their mettle in a real-time Player-vs.-Player mode, adding yet another twist to Phantomgate’s fantastic dual-genre concept. And with over 300 helpful companions to collect and level up, there’s plenty to discover. It might be fraught with danger, but Phantomgate’s world is in good hands.