Classic PC Title “Severance: Blade Of Darkness” Gets A Graphical Overhaul

Astrako Fucksia has informed us about a new ENBSeries mod for the classic PC title Severance: Blade Of Darkness. As the title suggests, this mod aims to overhaul the game’s visuals by implementing a number of post-processing effects. And, for a game that was released a decade ago, it actually looks good.

Here is a description for what this mod introduces to the game:

“The use of color correction and image post-processing techniques bring a new enhanced look for the game. Upgrade the already amazing lighting of the game with modern graphic techniques. However its not just a visual update. Now the light itself is a factor to account for in the player strategies. An archer standing against the sun will be hard to see. Circle your enemies so the light doesn’t hit you in the eyes or you’ll be fighting silhouettes. Fog is really dense so watch your step, it’s a long way down…

The intention is to create a strong contrast between light and Darkness. Increase the immersive aspect of the game by enhancing the lighting quality while preserving as much as possible the original color palette and lighting design. Sunlight is bright and intense but most of the interior areas where sun can’t reach are really dark. Torches can’t illuminate very far. Is very hard to fight your way trough the darkness so all weapons now can glow in the dark (and not only in presence of orcs like the old blades of Gondolin). You can switch the weapon light on or off. That creates spectacular fights in the darkness. While you are circling your foes, the shadows dance over the majestic environments like no other game can do.”

YouTube’s member ‘sirpiltrafus’ has released a video in order to showcase the visual updates that were possible thanks to this mod. Now if only there was a HD Texture Pack for Severance…

Those interested can download the mod from here.

Enjoy!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email