Iris and the Giant is a deck-based card game where you assist Iris as you guide her through the realm of scary enemies that face you.
The story is about finding your self-confidence and gaining your memory’s back. Your path is quite straightforward by following the stairwells that lead you to the next floor.
On your way through the challenging realms, you’ll encounter various mobs that will perform different attacks on you and will throw a multitude of shots at the scared girl.
From the start you’ll pull four cards from Iris deck. Some of these cards range from healing cards to attacks, which enables you to attack multiple mobs in front of Iris.
There are a few attacks that can dealt from one strike blows, these can be preformed as sword attack and also the bow however the axe cards can cause a swipe or burst motion that will clear currently what’s in front of you.
While playing the game, you will start to understand how the stacked-up mobs behave. Will you need to strike with your sword or use a quick heal to keep you in the game. These are the questions you need to ask yourself as you need to think about what the enemy will do next.
Iris can choose a variation or paths toward her goal, but every game you play has different choices as every deck you get given is completely different from the last. Killing mobs can produce some stars which gives you a set of progression options, Meanwhile smashing crystals in the realm these can be harvested to get to the next threshold that will grant you a new set of cards to pick.
As I was saying the story is about unlocking memory fragments these will give you parts of Iris’s depression and anxiety and will explain why Iris is the way she is and the giant isn’t really a Giant.
I’m still trying to understand this game, but I feel that Iris and the Giant is all to do with self-image of herself and how she sees her life.
Looking at the graphics, the style of the game it feels that you’re playing a game inside of Iris’s mind and is nice to look at as the colourful animations are pleasant and visually pleasing.
The mobs that you encounter thought the game are really not that exciting but being a deck-based card game its about what it needs to be I guess; I just feel that some of these moves that you make or receive could be a tad more well aggressive.
The game has a few twists and turns. You will find yourself dying repeatedly, but fear not death does bring you the opportunity to do the next run with some extra cards or additional modifiers.
Iris and the Giant has two campaigns to complete, and a hard mode that enhances your gaming experience further, if you’re a fan or deck-based card games iris and the Giant is worth playing and has a lot of puzzles and will provide you with some epic challenges. This will also give you some longevity to complete depending on the choices you make and which direction you take with Iris.
Would I recommend this game to others, I’ll be honest every game is work trying once and this is worth checking out if your into your tabletop games, especially as its reduced on the Xbox store for £11.24
Iris and the Giant
Would I recommend this game to others, I’ll be honest every game is work trying once and this is worth checking out if you’re into your tabletop games, especially as its reduced on the Xbox store for £11.24.