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Extreme Exorcism Review

logoExtreme Exorcism has a deceptively simple premise. Eliminate the phantasms appearing on the screen, within your 3 allocated lives, to reach a set score and unlock the next arena in which you must eliminate further phantasms: simple, concise, deceptive.

You see, Extreme Exorcism utilises a mechanic which, although similar to certain indie games, is utilised in a new and unique way.

Picking one of four individual pixel based protagonists, you are dropped into the first arena with a poltergeist infected chair. Dotted around the level are pick up zones, where randomly generated weaponry spawns, anything ranging from a sword or a baseball bat up to automatic machine guns, rocket launchers and a special Exorcism ability. From this plethora of destruction you can equip up to three of these items simultaneously.

Despatching the phantom furniture resets the level but now, instead of hunting an armchair apparition, you are instead hunting yourself. While you were battling the first spectre, the game tracked all of your movements and any attacks you conducted. So now you must eradicate with extreme prejudice your earlier embodiment while avoiding any attacks that you previously performed.

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With each new ghostly version of yourself recounting each movement and attack that you have performed in your previous attempt, things get complicated as you manoeuvre around multiple incarnations of yourself to hunt down your very last spawn. This is made possible, as the phantasm of your last run is topped with a distinctive crown.

Furthermore, as you may imagine, once you get beyond 10 runs, your screen becomes overwhelmed with ghostly apparitions of your former selves, which is where the Exorcism ability comes into its own.

This unique and infrequent ability not only kills anything that comes within its large radius of attack, but also wipes them clean from history. Position yourself correctly, where you know previous manifestations will pass, and you can reset your enemies back to a handful of paths, or if you are extremely tactical in how you approach each successive attempt it is possible to reset back to a single adversary.

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Progression is achieved by racking up a sufficient score to unlock the next level and with 5 levels per stage and 8 stages in the game; you have 40 levels to conquer in total with each successive stage having a more complex layout than the last. If you are like me though, you will continue until all 3 of your lives are lost which will place you higher on the leader boards associated to each stage.

Alongside the Arcade mode, which can be played with up to 4 players local co-op, you also have 50 increasingly difficult challenges, imposing trials that will test every ounce of your ghost hunting skills. Finally there is also a local team deathmatch which pits you against your friends to find out who reigns supreme in their ghost hunting skills.

As you rank higher and higher for each stage, new weapons are unlocked, and while these weapons are typically more powerful, they also tend to have unique and more complicated firing paths which tend to make each successive incarnation more perplexing and fraught with dangers.

Extreme Exorcism is first and foremost a platformer, but Golden Ruby Games have managed to lock in a mechanic that, while simple, is completely addictive and fun.

If you enjoy platform action puzzlers, I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Thanks to Xbox and Golden Ruby Games for supporting TiX

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Extreme Exorcism is getting ready to be cast out

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Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a Lankester Merrin? Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or any of your family seen a spook, spectre or ghost?

Well fear not, Golden Ruby Games are finally ready to cast their paranormal platformer, Extreme Exorcism out into the cold, dark night. Mae Barrons, Extreme Exorcist is the person you call upon to take care of the haunted houses that every one else has failed to clear. This isn’t quite as straightforward as it seems though.

Each time a spirit is eliminated, another will mimic Mae’s prior movements, weapon fires and dodges. You really will become your own worst enemy. To make it a little more interesting, Mae is armed with more than 20 bustin’ weapons, including swords, guns, grenades, mines, rocket launchers, razor sharp boomerangs, lightning spells and Kung-Fu moves. Whatever happened to the simple Holy Water and Bible?

Extreme Exorcism will be coming to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program on the 23rd of September.

Paranormal platformer Extreme Exorcism

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Have you ever felt an eerie presence in an empty room? Or heard spine-chilling footsteps in the dead of night? You’re not alone.

Indie developers Golden Ruby Games and Ripstone Publishing have found undeniable evidence of a supernatural force at work on this All Hallow’s Eve. They’re teaming up to bring paranormal platformer Extreme Exorcism to Xbox One and PC in 2015.

Extreme Exorcism is an arena platformer where all of your actions will come back to haunt you…

Take on the role of extreme exorcist Mae Barrons, whose unconventional supernatural skills are called upon when everything and everyone else has failed to rid a haunted house of its ghostly presence.

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Mae’s approach is a little extreme, but a cross, holy water and a Bible just won’t cut it with these ghosts. She’s armed with swords, guns, grenades, mines, rocket launchers, razor-sharp boomerangs,lightning spells, Kung-Fu moves and much more.

Each time a ghost is eliminated another will appear to mimic your every move – so tread carefully, or prepare to reap what you sow. The longer you survive, the more extreme the game becomes.

Just how extreme is it?

  • Story mode covers the ten areas of the haunted mansion culminating in a boss fight
  • Comprehensive local multiplayer: non-stop ghost annihilation for up to 4 players
  • Story mode playable both co-operatively and solo
  • Customizable death match mode – change the weapon set, how ghosts spawn and the abilities they possess
  • Online leaderboards allow you to compare your scores with the wider world
  • Challenge mode: specific rule setups that encourage extreme play

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The zombies at Golden Ruby Games have risen from the grave, with help from the necromancers at Ripstone, to bring you the thrilling title; Extreme Exorcism. You’ll need serious paranormal powers if you ever hope to beat this devilishly difficult action platformer” – Mike Christatos,Founder & President of Golden Ruby Games.

Ripstone also look forward to partnering with Golden Ruby Games and helping the team bring Extreme Exorcism to wider audience on multiple platforms.

“It’s widely known that at Ripstone we use witchcraft to help great indie games find audiences, so we’re delighted Golden Ruby chose to partner with us on Extreme Exorcism.” says Ripstone’s Creative Director Phil Gaskell, “The game has a spookily good spin on the use of ghost replays, and in competitive multiplayer it’s an absolute scream!”