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Fury Unleashed is a sidescrolling action-platformer Shoot 'em Up with Rogue Like elements, released on Steam by Awesome Game Studio. It was initially released in Early Access before being fully released in May 9th 2020.

The storyline is that the titular Fury, a formerly popular comic book protagonist is fighting through their past adventures in an attempt to discover the history of their author John Kowalski and hopefully rile him from his slump. To that end, they battle through three trade-paperbacks, a May Inca Tec jungle romp, and Alternate History World War 2/Time Travel rampage through a secret Nazi research facility, and an assault on an alien starship.


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Tropes appearing in Fury Unleashed:

  • '90s Anti-Hero: Fury is a archetypical nineties comic protagonist, being a generic action hero who blasts away bad guys with guns. One of the big issues with the character in-universe is that they're seen as an outdated relic of the past by comic book audiences.
  • Action Girl: The female version of Fury is just as badass.
  • An Ice Person: Fury retains a single spell: Flash-Freeze, which well, freezes all enemies in the same panel as you. They can also obtain spaulders that freeze any enemy they dash past (which are more common than a similar item that lights them on fire), and frost-enchanted guns.
  • Anti-Frustration Features:
    • If you have full grenades, you can smash open grenade crates for a huge amount of Ink, ensuring that they're always useful somehow.
    • You unlock new comic books by killing all 3 world bosses associated with them. The game tracks which ones you have and haven't killed so you don't have to fight a random one each time, and potentially never get to the next issue.
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  • Armor Points: Armor is Damage Reduction of by a certain percentage of damage until its destroyed. It's shown as a shield with a number next to your health bar.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Spiders and wasps in the Amazon.
  • Brought Down to Badass: As per the intro, although they still retain one spell.
  • Bottomless Magazines:
    • Well no, but you have an infinite amount of magazines.
    • Invoked with the Unique SMG "Infinity," which has a 1,000 round mag.
  • Character Customization: Hair color (including beard, if they have one), beard style (including clean-shaven), sex, hairstyle, and war-paint. There are also custom heads, which include a robot head and a gas mask.
  • Clothes Make The Super Man: Fury can find several pieces of enchanted armor.
  • Creator Breakdown: In-Universe. Fury's author is going through severe burnout from all the reviews that say his earlier work was miles better, which is why we're going through Fury's previous adventures.
  • Deal with the Devil: Great Power with Annoying Drawback subtype. Reading the fine print in his contracts shows what debuff you suffer in exchange for the buff.
  • Dem Bones: The first area has Aztec skeleton wizards.
  • Elemental Weapon: Fire, poison, and ice enchantments. Grenades can also have Life Drain.
  • Elite Mooks: Connoted by a red Battle Aura and a skull in the bottom center of their health bar. They take more shots to kill and hit harder.
  • Faceless Mooks: Skeletons, bugs, and gasmask-wearing SS troopers.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Two examples. Vlad the Peaceful is a vampire who trades weapon upgrades for a quick nip of Fury's blood, and Ragnar the Undead Armorer is a Draugr (zombie viking) who repairs armor in exchange for golden ink.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Double the damage of the Katana, and has a 10% chance to block all damage.
  • Gatling Good: A minigun is a possible boss lootdrop.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Averted. A katana is the hero's basic weapon, and is outperformed in some way by all the others: damage by the Unholy Sword and Mace, the Holy Sword increases the chance of red ink, and the Flaming Axe, while 2 points less powerful, lights enemies on fire. Heck, even the Frying Pan of Doom has the chance to deflect damage.
  • Kill Streak: Called a "Combo." Adds a Deflector Shield, bonus red and black ink drops, and unlocks bonus level portals and combo chests. Of course, get hit when you have a streak going loses the streak.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In-Universe. The currency of the game is printer's ink. Black ink for character upgrades, gold ink to buy stuff from the Author and pay the Doctor, and red ink is a health pickup.
  • Life Drain: A possible enchantment for grenades. However, it simply garuntees the enemy will drop red ink, rather than directly stealing their life-force.
  • Mage Marksman: Fury uses a lot of enchanted weaponry and isn't shabby with a spell or five either.
  • Man-Eating Plant: Featured in book 1.
  • No Swastikas: Book 2 uses a black skull instead. Still a nazi symbol, but not *that* one.
  • Poison Is Corrosive: Poison works equally well on skeletons and robots as it does people and bugs.
  • Post Modern Magick: Enchanted guns, and alchemical potions that apply elemental effects to your guns temporarily.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: The sole difference between male and female Fury is that female Fury has no beard option.
  • Randomly Generated Loot: It's possible to get a rocket launcher that handles like an assault rifle, a poisonous 3-shot shotgun, or a flaming sniper rifle.
  • Religion Is Magic: The Brotherhood offers Blessings in exchange for a tithe of golden ink, with the more money you drop on them resulting in better blessings..
  • RPG Elements: Ink takes the place of XP, which is tallied up at the end of a run into skill points. Weapons have different stats and enchantments, eg a Poisonous assault rifle or a Flaming shotgun.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: They have the same range as any other gun (although they do more damage up-close, naturally). They also usually come with a Damage Over Time enchant. To balance this, they usually have one or two shots.
  • Serrated Blade of Pain: The Unholy Sword item is a sword made out of skulls and bones with serrated sections on the blade.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sniper Rifle: The opposite of the shotgun: a single-round gun that is laser-accurate no matter the distance and usually has an ice enchant. It also over-penetrates, losing half its damage with each enemy punctured.
  • Status Effects: Fire, poison, and ice. Fire and poison do Damage Over Time, and ice causes an enemy to take extra melee damage and stand still.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: Book 2 is about time-travelling neo-nazis going back in time to give the original nazis a leg-up, and Fury has to stop them.
  • Sword and Gun: Fury wields any one-handed guns alongside their current melee weapon. He can also instantly switch between his gun(s), no matter how bulky, and his sword (or mace, or battleaxe).
  • Technicolor Toxin: Poison weapons and potions are vibrantly green and csuses afflicted enemies to have a Sickly Green Glow.
  • The Undead: Aztec skeleton wizards, ghosts, and liches in Issue 1.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Fury can be customized in a variety of ways via unlockable customization options; aside from being male or female you can turn them into skeletons or robots as well as download even more options via the Steam Workshop.
  • Weapon of Choice: Fury starts out with an SMG pistol, so it could be said to be their "canonical" WOC. Completing Weapon Master's challenge (which is inevitably "kill 30 enemies with this gun") allows you to choose a mundane version of that weapon in the Character Customization screen. You can choose, beyond the default, a shotgun, a sniper rifle, or a bazooka. He also starts out with a Katana as his melee weapon, although he can get two Unholy Swords and another katana, with their own secondary enchantments as well.
  • With This Herring: An SMG, a sword, three grenades, a magical trinket of some description, and the clothes on your back. You have to find armor.
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