Demoniaca: Everlasting Night has risen from the dead, much like its fiery redhead protagonist, and is ready to take over. It’s last campaign failed, but the new one launched on May 10th, 2016 and is creating an even bigger stir this time around.
Blending elements found in titles like King of Fighters and Castlevania, Demoniaca is a 2D revenge story that follows the sole survivor of a village that was destroyed to build the Tower of Babel. Not one to lay still, the lead lady literally stitches her broken body back together and springs into bloody action.
The overt sexual themes in Demoniaca and promise of an “uncensored” version may turn some people off, but I consider it one of this campaign’s most endearing traits. As an old school gamer, I grew up with cutesy-pie, family-friendly games and still happily play them from time to time.
However, now that I’m fully grown, it’s good to play a game that I wouldn’t be able to share with my overly conservative grandparents. Why? Because I enjoy that type of thing, and I’m certainly not alone.
It’s the same morbid curiosity that pushes people by the millions to watch horror movies like Nightmare on Elm Street and Evil Dead. A little (or lot) of blood, some jump scares, and perhaps some skin.
Developer Mnemosyne Games has done what only a few developers have dared to do: allowing their craft to grow along with its intended audience. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes on this one, and anyone who’s a fan of old school action platformers should do so as well.