Is Bleak Faith: Forsaken A Combination Of Both Dark Souls And Shadow Of The Colossus? Let's Have A Look


Sreyasha Ghosh


Jun, 10.2021

There are various reasons why both the games are considered to be influential games. Players laud Dark Souls for the oppresive atmosphere it has and it is also challenging, slow-paced combat whereas Shadow of Colossus receives appraisal for its immense scale and deep, subtle storytelling. Bleak Faith: Forsaken, is an open-world survival horror game that has been developed by Archangel Studios. It seems to take inspiration from both the titles. The new release of two gameplay trailers are evident of the fact. The game was funded back in 2019 through Kickstarter. 

     Bleak Faith: Forsaken undoubtedly gives off a Dark Souls vibe, mostly because of its muted colors, gargantuan enemies, and dreamlike landscapes. However, the compound bow and large machine-like enemies, akin to Shadow of the Colossus, revealed in the gameplay trailer, place the game in a sort of post-apocalyptic world, compared to Soulsborne's high fantasy realm. 

    The trailers showcase the game's slow, deliberate combat, and its enemy roster consisting of both eldritch horrors as well as more humanoid opponents. The series gained its identity through the difficult combat encounters and multiple classes and playstyles stated on the Steam page. In the footage, the player climbs a monumentally tall wall. The climbing system seems quite similar to Assassin's Creed or Breath of the Wild. The 10-minute trailer reveals a modern, post-apocalyptic cityscape rather than a purely medieval fantasy setting. So it can be said that the players will altogether get a fresh experience.

    Elements of Shadow of the Colossus show up less frequently, but they are nonetheless evident. Towards the end of the Steam trailer, we find the player character latches onto an enormous, serpent-like creature and climbs all over it. The 10-minute trailer for Bleak Faith shows off enormous bridges that continues for miles, both of which resemble one of the most iconic locales from Shadow of the Colossus. Even the enormous creatures seem to resemble some of that game's colossi with their intimidating, humanoid outlook. 

     Both the trailers seem to catch attention of the players in their own way and they make Bleak Faith: Forsaken an exciting project for fans of both Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus. According to the Steam page, the interested players can expect to get their hand on the game during the fourth quarter of 2021.