Testament: The Order of High Human

Testament: The Order of High Human
September 28, 2019 Ant Jones

Testament is a new survival/horror PC game. Set in a dark fantasy world called Tessara, it has a unique take on the classic day/night cycle. Drawing inspiration from the games Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, daytime in Tessara is drawn in shades of grey, populated with non-player characters (NPCs) and monsters — many who are more than they appear. There are fights to win, adventures to be had and puzzles to be solved.

Nighttime in Tessara is altogether more dangerous. The sky darkens and a mist creeps in, while powerful monsters lurk just out of sight. Depending on your actions taken in the daytime, nighttime might be more or less hazardous — becoming a game of survival with minimal resources.

The player takes on the role of an unnamed male protagonist who has lost his memory, and is played in first-person. The gameplay mechanics offer a blend of classic roleplaying, stealth and combat. The protagonist comes equipped with a magic staff that can gain new elements and transform into different weapons. You can also use ranged attacks with a bow, and cast magic with passive and active spells. Any of these three forms of combat can be used in combination.

It’s an interesting, promising idea for a game and has some clever touches.

Minimum pledge: $15 (sneak peak and discount to buy the game), $35 (early access and digital copy)