Godfall, the loot-heavy action RPG that was first announced and billed as a key PlayStation 5 launch title, is heading to Xbox 16 months after its debut — which means that it'll no longer be a PlayStation console exclusive. As a PlayStation-specific website, this Xbox announcement obviously doesn't mean much to us — but we think that it provides a decent opportunity to look back on Godfall.
It's no secret that the game has endured a rocky road. Initial reviews underwhelmed back in November 2020, and despite consistent updates and a meaty expansion, Godfall struggled to maintain a presence in the public eye. And to be clear, we don't think that Godfall was ever a bad game — it just never quite lived up to its potential as a 'next-gen' release, and things slipped from there.
Of course, Godfall also ended up on PS4 — a whole seven months after its PS5 launch — which still seems weird. But what was perhaps the biggest backlash came when Godfall: Challenger Edition was added to the PS Plus games line-up for December 2021. At first glance it was surely a good move, bringing a seemingly struggling co-op enabled title to a massively popular subscription service — but this wasn't the full Godfall package. Instead, Challenger Edition hurried players to the endgame, skipping Godfall's main story alongside a true sense of progression.
Needless to say, subscribers weren't happy — and the saga certainly didn't help Godfall's already rough reputation.
And that's about it, really. You could argue that Godfall's been treated a bit unfairly up until now — again, the game's decent, especially if you like your loot-'em-ups — but here we are, right at the end of Godfall's PlayStation exclusivity, and it feels like it failed to make any kind of meaningful impact.
What are your thoughts on Godfall? Take up an oversized blade in the comments section below.
Oh boy, I bet Xbox players cannot wait for this one!
Is it possible to have an Ultimate Edition version of this game?
What a waste of time and money this crap was.
I tried the PS Plus version and it just wasn't fun at all
Go ahead; have at it 👍 godawful
It's ok to let them have this one 😂
@Kooky_Daisuke if the full game gets added to game pass after they gave us the watered down demo on ps plus Sony will look really cheap
Finally. Was holding off on picking up a Series X for this 😉. They get Babylon's fall next and we have a console generation on our hands
The problem is the game rarely goes on sale. When it came to PS Plus there was a brief window where you could upgrade to the full game for a discount rate. I missed it and I don’t know if it’s been on sale since. I am intrigued by the game but did not want just to play the endgame. Hope to pick it up for sale at some point.
I played it for about 12 minutes when it came to plus. The combat wasn’t nearly good enough for a game that only had that going for it.
You have my sincere condolences Xbots.
Good luck. That's all I gotta say. This game is absolutely trash.
@Rural-Bandit I would imagine as they are going down the old MTX route, they saw this as something that would fit into the portfolio, but as usual.. another failed live service game.
I can't believe Counterplay games stop working on Duelyst to make this crap. Hopefully they make a Duelyst 2 after this.
Bought it over Christmas just to try it out and because I was curious and it's the worst game I have ever played in a long time.
This games is a real turd. They should stick it on GPU 😂
Got it for FREE with a Ryzen CPU upgrade on PC. Played it for a bit and gave up.
Last big free update made it "better" so gave it another try. Uninstalled it soon after.
Not even worth a speedrun with WeMod for the story and see the other worlds.
@frankmcma I grabbed it on sale and the combat is pretty good. I watched a few videos of people who are way more skilled than I am, and it seems like a system that really sings when you know what you’re doing. Where it falls down for me is the story and character aspects which didn’t hook me at all. Worth a spin when on sale if this sort of action romp is your thing. Otherwise, eminently skipable.
Finally a reason to buy an XSX!.. I feel like I forgot a négation somewhere.
Run, run as far as you can!
@Rural-Bandit game's just coming to xbox not gamepass
I don't think anyone cares really
Haven’t tried the PS Plus version from December and can’t see me trying it on Xbox either, unless it’s added to Game Pass. Even then it’ll be pretty far down the backlog list.
@Rural-Bandit it could be coming to gp just cause they haven't announced it yet doesn't mean it's not happening ,they have been known to drop games on the day of release as a suprise ( planets coaster, tunic )
This is brilliant news! Can't wait to buy this right after I buy Superman 64 and Mortal Kombat Mythologies!
@nessisonett Good one, thanks for making me
@PlayStationGamer3919 I think a Zero-platform release would have been the best option.
Oh my goodness so I wasn't the only one that really didn't like this game? Im so happy to see these comments because the ps plus version sucked, and just wasn't fun, thought I wasn't getting it, now reading the comments, it really wasn't just in my head!
....ok (yes that is it no pushsquare I honestly cannot think of anything else to say)🤣
I still find it hilarious that a PS5 exclusive ended up becoming multiplat on almost all platforms lol.
It won't be long before we get Godfall on Switch...
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