Vivid Games have just released the first content update for their Greek mythology-based hack 'n slash game Godfire: Rise of Prometheus [$0.99]. While a free update with new content is always a welcome sight, this particular update, dubbed the Combat Update, seems to be sort of a mixed bag. First off, as the name implies, the combat has been significantly tweaked and in turn, according to Vivid, "the combat is now more dynamic, controls more responsive, animations more fluid, and finishers more vicious than before." Neat.

The other big portion of this update is a new Survival arena called Deadly Heights and some new weapons and equipment. The new arena is a very cool addition, and should provide a nice change of scenery for fans of Survival. Unfortunately, the new weapons appear to mostly be locked behind the premium currency paywall. Not a huge deal as all the previous weapons that were like that were overpowered, "cheater" weapons that weren't necessary to complete the game. But if you're one of those people who like to collect everything, the new stuff might pose a problem.

Related to that, it seems like some players in our forums are having issues with the update taking away items that they'd already earned before, or replacing them with items that they didn't have before. There are also some people complaining of crashing issues since updating. Hopefully these types of things can be sorted out, but it might be worth exercising caution and maybe even waiting a few days before pulling the trigger on the update.

Rounding out this update are three new enemy types, which seem to be remixed versions of existing enemies, as well as subtitle localization for additional languages. Finally, maybe the coolest part of the Combat Update is Everyplay integration, so if you have a particularly epic battle you can record and share it online over the Everyplay video service. Vivid states that this is "the first of many free content updates" for Godfire, and to celebrate the Combat Update the game is on sale all week for its lowest price yet at just $2.99. Despite is drawbacks, I thought Godfire was still a fun game that was worth the original price, so for three bucks it's definitely a good time to check it out if you haven't already.

  • Themostunclean

    $2.99 seems like the price this game should have been in the first place.

    • DuckyShot

      The truth has been spoken

  • br4nd0n

    I'll wait for the price increase.

    • Stormourner

      just like I said before for halfbrick's games :D

  • Guest

    i wait for to go free

    • Stormourner

      lololol miser

  • hellscaretaker

    I'll wait for it to go free

    • Stormourner

      misers these days :P

      • the_rebel14

        But you know that this will eventually go free. It just takes patience! :D

      • Stormourner

        oh you XD
        like I said before if you downloaded the game while it's free and you like it then you wish you paid for the game

      • the_rebel14

        Sometimes. Or I'll just thank the devs playing, giving a good review, and recommending it to others. If it's good that is. Of course, if it's free then I won't really hate on them unless it's just truly terrible.

      • Stormourner

        just simply watch the gameplay videos on youtube. the screenshots isn't enough but some games (with overrated theme and long title) does not satisfies me

      • ks

        "I'll wait for it to go free" - These are the same people who hate Free to play.
        -____-

  • Amenbrother

    Worth the initial asking price if you ask me...

  • ImJPaul

    This sounds a little better. This game would have benefitted from an inventory system like infinity blade with loads of customization ideas. I just never really saw the point of playing, felt like I was working for nothing. Played threw about 2 hours of it, it sat and then I needed space so I deleted it. Real shame...

    • ImJPaul

      Haha. Through* wow. English nazi making a mistake. No bueno.

  • Poo

    Dang I deleted it this morning....

  • Eseres

    Just played through the game before I read this :D Great game though :) But I deleted it to free up some space :P Well worth the price, if I may say so :)

  • josh nolan

    So this game isn't still a lag fest.. Also did not fix crash on iOS 8 devices.... Sad overhyped disaster

  • scifistephen

    I liked it well worth first price,most good games are bargains compared to console game.i used to be all consoles and now 90 percent of my time and money spent on ios