What do we know about anti-heroes? Honestly the term is overused these days, but let’s discuss them for the sake of this post. They’re bad. Evil. Morality leaves them with a sour aftertaste. They’re normally the kind of people you’re told to beat up.
Suppose you’re that anti-hero. More specifically, you’re the only anti-hero who’s survived the human race’s brutal assault on the Demon King’s castle. What do you do? Where do you even start with this anti-heroic life, with skeleton soldiers and ogres as your comrades-in-arms now?
In Skul: The Hero Slayer, you can start by moving forward and destroying everything good and just that is standing in your way. The game is a 2D action platformer with roguelite features that really push you to hone your skills each time you make your way through challenging dungeons and boss battles. You control Skul, a skeleton soldier referred to as “Little Bone” by everyone in the demon army due to his petite physique.
Skul may be small in size, but the powers he can harness are massive. The core feature of the game is the ability to change Skul’s moveset by giving him skull heads containing different skills. Each head comes with a different attack style, and with the option to equip up to two heads at once, it’s up to you to find a combination that fits your style of gameplay. As you progress, you can also collect helpful items that directly deal damage to the enemies or give you useful buffs.
The game comes with its own share of challenges, but don’t let that discourage you. Even if you’re not a fan of the genre, action-packed stages and satisfying visuals give you plenty of reasons to continue your march and save the Demon King from the Adventurers and First Hero. Whether you’ve already known the game or have barely heard about it today, you’ve waited long enough; Skul: The Hero Slayer is finally out on Xbox One! Treat yourself to a great game and start your anti-heroic journey now with Little Bone.
Skul: The Hero Slayer