Ever wanted to play a rip of Terraria with the Music Track from Brutal Legends, well here is your game. What Lies Beneath is a single player action-RPG with some local only multiplayer in which you’ll explore the island of Namok and its deadly dungeon in hope to find your wife’s killer.. Yeah.. Your Wife.. Since this is a simple indie title I will start by talking a bit about what I am assuming is the story. This game starts you off in a farm, which I assume is your farm since after going upstairs you find a dead bunny who the main character (Insert Name Here) claims is his dead wife.
Yes, you just read that. Afterwards your character states ‘I will avenge thee and move on’. After checking all the containers for loot and making sure you got all you can hold, you move on either North or East, afterwards picking a route the game throws enemies straight at you in hopes you know how to slay some snakes and what I am assuming is Bandits or Kids in Peter Pan outfits trailing about. Now you can either fight them or walk away, and I mean literally walk, there is no running… like at all.. But enough of that, after your first couple encounters with some enemies, camps, and eventually a trapdoor or 5, you should finally find yourself at a town full of people who your character can’t wait to help…
Well after traipsing around Steali.. I mean finding loot in all these “abandoned containers” and obtaining what I am assuming were side quests you are left to wander around trying to figure out where to go next. Now personally I didn’t get very far, the game is a pretty okay RPG but with many elements mixed in it was very confusing to actually grasp, and with little to no explanation of what to do it left you completely helpless at some points. The concept is there just no explanation. In terms of game-play the combat is pretty straightforward, equip a good weapon, swipe at some enemies and get some exp. Now the leveling system is where it actually gets kind of cool, once you level up you can place your skill points in 6 different attributes (note in the Photo above) and upon doing so making your character ever more powerful.The skill system is pretty weird and I didn’t understand how it worked, but once understood I think might have been really cool. Now there were some things that irked me within this game, the bugs and the music. Now the bugs were game-play hindrances.
In an attempt to play the game in full screen I would get stuck in the loading screen, able to hear my character and attacks, but could not see anything except the loading screen. The other major bug was the black screen of death, literally, my character was stuck in a black screen after death and I could not do a single thing to fix it, and thus making myself start the game over.. yay.. Now the music, I did not hate it! In fact the music was quite unique, but none of it fit anywhere in the game especially since from what i keep hearing, the game is suppose to be humorous. But most of the time the music was an upbeat loudly tune that repeated itself over and over and seemed more serious than more of a joke. At first it was actually enjoyable, but as I continued into the game I started to notice the annoyance more and more, it just didn’t fit into the game.
Song of Myrne: What Lies Beneath has a lot going for it, but unfortunately not enough to be labeled an “Amazing” game. With a lack of instruction it was hard to get into some of the elements it brought to the table, and it showed up with some humorous elements but with the serious music constantly playing it was hard to tell what was literal and what was a joke.
Overall Score: 5.5 / 10
RGN Rating: Below Bronze
Developer: Beldarak Games
Publisher: Beldarak Games
Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.