Tag: Roguelike

Cardaclysm Review

Dark Power In Deckbuilding


HIGH Good combat mechanics and deck synergies

LOW The grind for the right cards.

WTF Trading an assassin and a dragon for… a leaf.


This Is Not A Review: Katana Kata

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Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Katana Kata available on PS4, PS5, XBX/S, XBO, Switch and PC. Developed and published by Stas Shostak, Stanislav Shostak and Samustai Limited.


Voidigo Preview

The roguelite genre has seen a massive surge in popularity in recent years, with a few notables receiving widespread critical acclaim and sales to match. Given this kind of competition, a newcomer really needs to make its mark in order to stand out, and even in early access Voidigo is one to check out.


Roguebook Preview

One of the most difficult challenges as a game critic is finding the right set of words when something finds its voice through a collection of tiny revisions to existing genre conventions. Steady and competent genre work doesn’t leap off the page and excite a writer’s fingertips with the same intensity as Something New.


Synthetik: Ultimate Review

Runs Great, Needs Paint

HIGH The core systems offer a great action-focused roguelike experience.

LOW The UI and menu systems need a lot of work.

WTF How am I supposed to disable the APC without getting my ass shot off?