HAAK is a stylish narrative-driven action platforming metroidvania where you search for your brother in an apocalyptic land that’s home to a shady organisation that’s hiding the world’s ultimate secret.
In HAAK you follow the adventure of a young man who has set out into the wastelands of an apocalyptic world in search of his brother. After falling down into some ruins, you don’t find your brother but you do find a smart-watch that a mysterious stranger talks to you on. The stranger’s job involves gathering sensitive intel, and It turns out that if you help him with something then maybe he’ll be able to help your brother
The world of HAAK is made up of huge metroidvania style levels that you can revisit at any time via a world map. You start the game with a fairly limited moveset, but you quickly gather new abilities and equipment as you progress – and as with any good metroidvania these allow you to reach previously inaccessible areas.
It’s a very impressive game with high quality artwork and animation, responsive controls and a nice mixture of platforming, puzzle solving and combat. The lore of the world (especially once you get to the second area) is very interesting and the levels are packed full of fun secrets to discover. Highly recommended