Immortals of Aveum is a brand new fantasy shooter, an exciting mix for fans of the FPS genre.
2023 has no shortage of big titles for gamers from Starfield to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 due out in the second half of the year. With such a dense content schedule, it’s easy for some titles to be eclipsed and left behind by the heat surrounding much larger releases. Immortals of Aveum is one such game, an EA Original title that offers a fun twist on a fantasy world to traditional first-person shooter gameplay.
The first-person shooter genre itself has been an entirely strangled market by a handful of releases, with 2023 already being home to several releases like Dead Island 2. However, for For fans of the genre looking for something a little different, Immortals of Aveum could be the hidden gem of the year.
Immortals of Aveum’s magical first-person combat gameplay
Gamers have had no shortage of guns to shoot and grenades to throw over the past two decades with army shooter titles like Call of Duty and Battlefield being released almost every year. For shooter gameplay to become a core mechanic in live-service titles like Fortnite, there’s a supply of weapons to satisfy satisfied gamers. The question, however, is how many video games can focus on guns as the primary means of combat before it starts to become obsolete.
Immortals of Aveum aims to provide a variety of abilities and engaging combat opportunities. The studio behind the game includes developers who have worked on the Call of Duty and Dead Space franchises in the past, so the team definitely knows its way to making shooting great. Immortals of Aveum director Bret Robbins envisioned a dynamic shooter that was both fun and challenging, while trading guns for magic. Based on game demos, the emphasis on magic as opposed to traditional shooting creates a vibrant color palette that makes the screen explode with flair.
Immortals of Aveum features 25 different spells, which is a good mix to ensure that battle always feels fresh and exciting. They are made up of both attack and defense based powerups, themed with enough red, green or blue being alternated depending on the enemy or situation. This can be compared to shooting in Doom: Eternal, which requires players to master every weapon in their arsenal.
The story and ideas of Immortals of Aveum are equally interesting
Immortals of Aveum is a brand new IP, something that is becoming rare for big budget gaming experiences. It can be a costly gamble, but the trailers that introduce Immortals of Aveum’s story reveal a clearly poignant world filled with mythology and complicated characters. Military and sci-fi settings have appeared many times in FPS games over the past few years. While Destiny, Halo, and the like are still excellent releases, the fantasy FPS is also poised to shine.
With just about a month left before launch, Immortals of Aveum has an uphill battle ahead for its own place in an already crowded year of stellar video games. However, with a promising platform, unique ideas and talented creative team, it is likely to stand out among other games. For fans of first-person shooters looking for something a little different and maybe a change of pace from major releases like Tears of the Kingdom and Final Fantasy 16, Immortals of Aveum can be a breath of fresh air that gamers should try.