Set in an alternate timeline, the Nazis release a deadly virus on US territory. As one of the survivors, you must fight off Zombies and gather allies as you travel. I found the story to be alittle uninteresting for the most part, but then again it’s a post-apocalypse ARPG so you shouldn’t expect much when comes to story telling
As an ARPG game, I Shall Remain combines role-playing and strategic aspects to it which makes it unique, the game features a real-time progression system similar to a standard RPG game, you can upgrade/ enhance your weapons and add tons of abilities to your character as you play along. Being a top down shooter with no gamepad support, the controls are standard PC, W,S,A,D with the mouse controlling your characters view of vison, the controls are similar to games like Gauntlet and Diablo. For most part the game plays smoothly, there are a few bugs, like when zombie you trigger a zombie event which causes a herd of zombies to charge at you, I had hit box issues a few times. The difficult settings are easy, normal, hard, and impossible, if you want a real challenge play with impossible settings with hardcore mode on, hardcore mode makes the game more challenging for the simple fact that if the player dies then the game is over and you must start over, I gave this a shot but after dying a few times I gave it up. Because it has realtime rpg like elements boss battles are more in your face, for example you can be walking a find a herd of zombies which triggers a boss battle, that’s one the things I found different and fun about this game.
Visuals / Presentation:
I shall remain has good visuals, must notably the lighting, they truly do a good job making the dark enough to give you a since of the unknown despite it being a Top-Down shooter, usually games like this the field of view is so wide open it makes the game extremely easy, but Scorpius Games do a great job making dark enough for players to keep their attention strictly on what’s in front of them and what the character can see through his or hers flashlights radius. The graphics are solid as well textures look nice and detail, the music also contributes to the games eerie and creep environments
The game features 3 modes, Prologue, Story Mode and Survive. The prologue mode is like a demo/ tutorial which helps the player get familiar with the game, Story mode is basically the core game, players play through the main story, and finally Survive mode which is exactly what it sounds like, you must try and survive as waves of zombies attack, each wave the infected get stronger and a bit more challenging.
I Shall Remain is a entertaining ARPG game with good visuals, modes and an in-depth leveling system makes the replay ability of this game high which is always a plus. So if you’re looking for a game with good reply value with a low price tag then I Shall Remain is the game you need.