Bō is a single-player 2D adventure platformer, a metroidvania, inspired by the vivid Japanese folklore world, that has alpha sign-ups live over at their sign-up form. It’s being developed by Christopher Stair, Trevor Youngquist.
Many gigantic creatures from the Japanese folklore can be found in Bō. There are also areas and vistas that are realistic and beautifully hand-drawn. You obtain strong new skills as you discover anything from haunting bathhouses to a booming Japanese-inspired cityscape.
With your Bō’s staff, you flow smoothly across a lovely East Asian landscape. You also use certain movements and mechanics to get about fast or recover in a dynamic manner while searching for footings. You need to get a handle on the game’s fluid but complex aerial/acrobatic movements, as it’s essential for your traversal throughout the world and as you engage in combat. As you experience a more chaotic journey, the challenges against enemies become more varied and unpredictable. The objective is to continually seek out and face stronger and more complex enemies to train yourself so you’d get stronger and more reactionary with higher reflexes.
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