It's not often that sports and RPGs gets the fantasy narrative treatment. But then again, there aren't many games like Pyre, and fewer developers like Supergiant.
I'm about three quarters through my playthrough of Supergiant's odd mix of aura-driven fantasy sports, and while the moment to moment gameplay is a touch more simplistic and less frantic than I was hoping, I've enjoyed every moment of Supergiant's latest adventure so far. As Gita found, there are still all the hallmarks you would come to expect: lovely little animations, charming storytelling, a detailed soundtrack and charming characters throughout.
That said, I can understand why Pyre won't be the most beloved game Supergiant has ever made. The core gameplay, a 3v3 mode of passing orbs from one character to another for some grand celestial dunks, isn't as quite as palatable as the turn-based combat of Transistor or the familiar action in Bastion. But most people have enjoyed it nonetheless, and as a fan of slightly unpopular sports, I'm looking forward to the finish.
How have you found Pyre?