'Pyre' is an Awesome Sports Game Masquerading as Fantasy Heroics
Pyre is the latest title from Supergiant Games, the indie studio that earned instant acclaim for its debut Bastion and follow-up Transistor. Like its predecessors, Pyre features lush hand-drawn art and a vibrant soundtrack, along with a pulpy fantasy-esque plot. But unlike the sword-and-gunplay of Supergiant's earlier hits, Pyre does something few fantasy games dare: It makes you play sports. Which means it could be the game that slips past players' defenses and opens these siloed genres up to each other.