Previously banned in certain countries for its potentially discordant effect to multi-religious societies such as Malaysia and Singapore, Taiwanese-made beat ’em up title, Fight of Gods, sees release on the PlayStation 4.
Originally developed for PC players via Steam, Fight of Gods gained notoriety soon after its release in the two SEA countries. The issue was primarily boiling down to the sensitive topic involving deities and the idea of using them as figures for a fighting game.
A “Godly” Roster
Not shy at pointing to each actual deity and not just allusions, each divine fighter resemble a name according to the figure they represent.
Upon its release on Steam, the game offers 10 unique “godly figures,” including Buddha and Jesus. A number of which saw increments along the way. In addition to the 10 original rosters, the game sees the inclusion of Freyja, Lamia, Mazu, Santa, Susanoo, and Tudgong—making a total of 16 playable characters overall.
As is true in any fighting game, Fight of Gods features each playable character uniquely with one another. Not only is each figure significantly diverse from another, but each is also individually possessive of unparalleled fighting moves, including super moves.
While some actions are rendered with just the right combination of buttons, divine moves require the right gauge to perform. This means that each playable figure’s devastating attack takes time to enact and therefore, cannot be spammed leisurely. Each super move is also custom-tailored to each deity, based on the distinct mythology that revolves around them.
Take, for example, Zeus, who is the Greek god known for his affinity to lightning. When employed, his super move allows him to perform an electricity-infused combo against an opposing deity.
Another illustration would be Guan Yu, Daoism’s version of the God of War. Popularly depicted for using a polearm as a weapon, the same can be seen in-game that complements his combo-based super move.
Bringing the game to a wide audience, the game features online matches where players can challenge others from anywhere across the globe. For individuals who feel like only playing with friends, there’s a private room that limits access to only certain individuals.
However, for players who simply want to get in on the fun, there is also the quick match, which pits one player against another for a quick round. Alternatively, anyone can just be an audience and see how others play by going on a spectator mode.
In addition to the PlayStation to which it sees as a new home, the game is also playable in both PC and Switch.
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