FIVE Champions of Canaan is a third-person hack and slash game with VR support. In this game you will honor your ancestors and lineage with triumph.
Champions and Arena
FIVE Champions of Canaan gives you the chance to create a champion by selecting a lineage and a weapon type. You may change your character’s appearance and gender as you please. These lineages give you some passive abilities like increasing a stat or your chance to dodge attacks; more importantly, choosing your lineage will determine your fighting style against the hordes of enemies.
This is a Diablo-like game and it lets you fight against waves of enemies like animals or warriors of other lands. In addition to that, you can fight the champion of an arena to show him who is the strongest and mightiest. Slaughter ends when you kill the champion of the arena and the spoils of the carnage are revealed. Treasures and items are the key to personalization. Items also give stats to your character. With the correct combinations, you can create an invincible warrior and a mighty champion.
It is also possible to change your fighting style at any time by just equipping another weapon. Your abilities with that weapon will also increase with time, but at first, you won’t have any special attacks to use against your enemies. This means you could start dealing damage to your enemy from a distance with a bow and then you can draw your sword to take his head.
Outside the Arena
FIVE Champions of Canaan is not all about killing tribesman and gladiators. It’s also about interacting with citizens of the town. You may give your food to an organization of the city to earn their favor. You may trade your items to buy new items and shiny collections of armor. Eventually, you will find yourself rushing from one arena to another.
Only a few arena selection options are available to play, but maybe with time, you may unlock the arenas in which you can’t play at the beginning of the game. There are different encounters and champions in different arenas. Even the terrain transforms when you choose to battle in another Colosseum.
Kingdom Games did create a storyline for the game, which you will get to experience during your arena fights and after battle scenes. Since most of us have watched The Gladiator movie or Spartacus series, we all know that there’s always someone who is trying to kill the champion of the arena through plotting or by creating impossible challenges. It’s your duty to show them it won’t work on you.
Visuals and Controls
Frankly, FIVE Champions of Canaan hasn’t got the best graphics but it has its own concept and visuals. They created different types of enemies with different attack notions – like an arrow barrage or explosives. Champions of the other arenas are also unique and well-designed. Even though this game has awful graphics, the data it contains is enough to drop your fps value.
When it comes to controls, this game makes use of a complex combination of keyboard and controller. I couldn’t figure out how to sell stuff using the controller but it was very easy when I was using the keyboard. In my opinion, playing with keyboard and a mouse in this game is better than using a controller.
I played this game on the HTC Vive and had some issues; the HTC Vive controllers are not compatible with this game. Yes, this is a serious issue and I believe they can’t change it. So if you want to play this game on HTC Vive, you need to go and buy a controller for yourself. I know it’s ridiculous but there’s no other way. This game has so many buttons to play with so I think they just couldn’t fit it to the HTC Vive controller. Besides that, when I started playing I realized something, which is that there was no reason for them to make this game for virtual reality.
To sum up, FIVE Champions of Canaan is a good action-RPG game with many variations of fighting styles and weapons. There are lineages to make your character feel unique and bound to his (or her) ancestors. It also offers you the chance to create distinct playing styles and items to combine. If you’re someone who likes Diablo-like action role-playing games you may want to try this game.
Title: FIVE: Champions of Canaan
Genre: Action, RPG
Developer: Kingdom Games
Publisher: Kingdom Games
Release Date: 27 Sep, 2016