Remnant: From the Ashes official artwork with small logo

[Update #2]: Remnant II has now been unleashed, and so far it's looking quite good!

[Update]: Good news! Remnant: From the Ashes is getting a bigger and bolder sequel!

Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous, plant-like creatures. While that sounds about as generic as it gets, Remnant sets itself apart from the rest through some solid gameplay and downright oppressive atmosphere.

Much like the Souls series from which it draws a lot of inspiration, both the melee and ranged combat in Remnant are as satisfying as they are dangerous. It's all about thinning enemy hordes before they can reach you, timing your dodges carefully so you don't end up losing half your health to a powerful attack, and then using the various openings the monsters leave in order to retaliate and dish out some serious damage yourself.

I've only played Remnant for about five hours, so I can't exactly give you a proper review, but so far I have to say I'm quite eager to play more. It's difficult and I'm finding myself dead fairly often, but I've never felt like my failure was the result of anything but my own ineptitude, and that sort of design is something I truly appreciate. So if you're like me and you're looking for a "difficult but fair" kind of a game, Remnant: From the Ashes seems like it's well worth looking into.

Speaking of  which, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. It's a bit over-edited and unfocused, but it should still give you a decent idea of just what Remnant is all about. Have a gander:

If you prefer the written word, however, you can learn more about Remnant: From the Ashes over at the official website or Steam.