Posted: March 21
It's hard for me to say whether I do or don't recommend this.
It's a real rogue-like on steam, with graphics, animations and sound that give it good presentation compared to the many freeware ones that domiate the genre.
At its core it plays as a good rogue-like but I felt like my character was slowly being drained down of ammo, food, equipment durability and the like without the normal feeling of growing more powerful, unless you get lucky with a good weapons.
Speaking of feeling very luck orientated the game in general seems to love many of the most annoying parts of rogue-likes. Annoying traps, enemies and status effects can cripple or kill a character. It gives a lot of in-game information but also fails to provide at lot of useful bits, maybe I missed it but I couldn't find what stats do (other than modifying skills).
It also failed to make ranged combat very interesting when it is a large part- unlike say DoomRL.
Crafting seems a fairly big part of the game but unless you are willing to very slowly build up your list of recipies from accessing computers (but the characters good at that are also the ones that rely on crafting) or just cheat and get them from the wiki you won't be able to craft much. While it is possible to experiment losing failed ingredients and needing access to limited use cookers/labs makes it impractical for anything but the most obvious.
I'm fine with a rogue-like being hard- I've played tons of other rogue-likes with little success, but this one seems just hard in annoying ways, without much to make up for it.