Tag: Roguelike

City Of Brass Review

Unpolished And Unrewarding

HIGH Flexible difficulty via buffs and debuffs.

LOW The hitboxes are beyond inconsistent.

WTF Poison makes everything (even bosses!) go down in one hit.


Descenders Review

Choose Your Own Path

HIGH Double-backflipping over a train.

LOW Just how much speed do I need for the Firewatch jump?

WTF Skipping the trail and racing straight downhill, and still getting a win.


Cryptark Review

Rogues… In… Spaaaaaaaace….

 

HIGH Wiping the Cryptark out by firing my super-weapon over and over…

LOW …after having the game crash the first time I tried to do that.

WTF Enemies can fly through walls now? That seems fair.


This Is Not A Review: Plague Road

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: Plague Road, developed and published by Arcade Distillery.


Dead Cells Preview

Stop me if you’ve heard this before — a 2D platformer borrowing from Metroid and Castlevania which also has roguelike elements just hit Steam Early Access. This time, though, the game already feels finished, and has been nearly impossible to put down for the past week. Dead Cells manages to go beyond genre pastiche and freshens up one of the most crowded spaces in gaming. It’s well worth checking out even in its “unfinished” state.