Blasphemous for PS4, NS & XB1 – Blasphemy is not sacrilege!
PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox™One Ι Genre: 2D Metroidvania
And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not. I am the First and the Last,
And alive, and was dead. And behold I am living for ever and ever and have the keys of death and of hell.
– St. John the Apostle, Apocalypse (1:17, 1:18)
The blasphemy is a concept old as the birth of the gods; since ancient Greece, where there were dozens of divinities, not all humans worship them in a very proper way. If from one side we have religious people from the other we can find a lack of veneration or actual insults addressed to them.
For example, in Book II of Socrate’s Republic; we can read a dialogue between the philosopher, Glaucon, and Adimantus on the origins of Justice and Injustice. At the certain point, they discuss the false stories of Homer and Hesiod; which have written bad things about the gods and the heroes, this lack of faith, according to Socrates, corrupt the people and the place in which they live in. This is the first description of the idea of blasphemy, and since then millions of different people use it in order to ironized over the most traditional aspects of their society and customs. We can say, from a certain point of view, that in some cases it helped to move forward creating a new culture.
Another example can be found within the Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary that due to religious reasons (a.k.a. blasphemy) has been banned from the Vatican, and inserted in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (List of Prohibited Books) since 1765.
Even contemporary pop-culture sometimes can be considered blasphemous from the rulers of certain countries to censor all those cultural products who can show disrespect for society performing opuses that could lead to disrupts social order.
Among them we can find Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ, Harry Potter’s books which have been recently banned from a Catholic school in Nashville because of the presence of “actual curses and spells”, and video games such as the astonishing 2D metroidvania Blasphemous for PS4, NS & XB1!
Set in the dark realm of Cvstodia; this new legendary adventure sees you as The Penitent One, a nameless knight who survived to the massacre of his congregation: The Silent Sorrow. Chased and killed for very secular reasons; all of its members have been thrown in the Great Abyss of the Eternal Grief. In this place, all the people have been turned into bloodthirsty beasts because of their lack of faith, and your mission is to escape from it and eventually avenge your dead companions. Filled with a state of the art pixel aesthetic, tough monstrous foes, permadeath and, of course, visceral gameplay that will let you screaming out a miracle; Blasphemous for PS4, NS, and XB1 is the most cathartic experience of this fall.
Wield the powerful sacred sword Mea Culpa, and get ready to eradicate evil from this darkland; the more you’ll proceed and the more paths, abilities, and weapons you will unlock. Its distinctive retro pixel style emphasizes the dramatic plot. And the overwhelming gore of this horror-themed huge game; everything from decaying bodies to howling creatures will provide you a sensation of creepiness with blood flying when you hit the enemies.
When old school graphics meets new school gameplay mechanics the result is simply excellent; delve into the Abyss, and fight for your life!
Blasphemous for PS4, NS, and XB1 is a brand new digital-only hardcore extraordinary experience; revenge is not easy, but it’ll be a little bit easier with the powers of the Penitent One.
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