The easiest way to describe Animus – Harbinger is that it’s Dark Souls for the mobile platforms. The game introduces itself by showing the player as some sort of undead knight fire in the middle of a spooky forest. Sounds familiar?
The game does little to alleviate that fact, as some story related stuff later, you are thrust into the darkness to kill things. Unfortunately due to hardware limitations, there is no large open world for you to explore. Instead, the game is broken down into smaller sections.
With regards to combat, it is how you expect it to be. While you are able to deal some considerable amount of damage, you are also very fragile. Two to three blows from monsters and you will be down for the count. Despite being for smartphones, there are a number of controls for you to juggle. If you want sort of watered down action game, you best look elsewhere, as Animus – Harbinger is going to test your mettle.
While not being on the best platform for its genre, Animus – Harbinger does what it set out to do rather well. As such, if you want Dark Souls on your smartphone, you need not look further.