Black Myth: Wukong is a brilliant boss rush, but is it a Soulslike?

Black Myth: Wukong's combat and boss fights are compared to Soulslike games but diverge in narrative and difficulty approach.

: Black Myth: Wukong offers intense combat and elaborate boss fights, reminiscent of Soulslike games. However, it provides more narrative focus and varied combat styles. The level design is more linear and the game aims to be less punishing.

Black Myth: Wukong features detailed combat and elaborate boss encounters that invite comparisons to Soulslike games. However, its developers prefer to call it an action-RPG due to its varied combat styles and spell transformations.

The narrative draws heavily from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, offering a distinct storyline with well-developed characters. Unlike the subtle lore drops of FromSoftware titles, the game showcases detailed cinematics to push the plot forward.

While the game is challenging, it aims to be less punishing through various gameplay mechanics. The level design leans towards linear progression rather than intricate, interconnected pathways, with beautiful environments adding to its visual appeal.