Tag: Roguelike

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?


Star Renegades Review

If At First You Don’t Succeed, Jump To A New Dimension

HIGH Finishing a boss by forcing him to miss two turns.

LOW Not being able to fast-forward through easy fights.

WTF Watching the drone roast virtual marshmallows.


The Red Lantern Review

There’s Snowplace Like Home

HIGH Petting! All! The! doggos!

LOW Dying of starvation twice in a row, with no hope of collecting food.

WTF Getting the sled stuck in an infinite loop.