Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows mixes Diablo and Neverwinter Nights with style (hands-on)

Rahil Bhagat

Singapore-based developer Witching Hour Studios may be a humble indie studio, but it hopes to make a big splash with Masquerada: Songs and Shadows. And if the newly released Steam demo is anything to go by, it may do just that.

Masquerada is an isometric cell-shaded role playing game that plays like a cross between the action-heavy Diablo and old school roleplaying of Neverwinter Nights. In it, the player controls a party of characters with different skills and explores large semi-open arenas.

It takes place in a world called Ombre, a Venetian-inspired land that has just recovered from a brutal civil war between the Masquerada, people who have access to powerful magical objects known as Mascherines, and the proletariat Contadani.

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