20 people found this review helpful
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 2.0 hrs on record
Posted: Jun 27, 2015 @ 2:19am

For the first time, I don't feel let down by the promise of a first person Roguelike.

I've only played a few games, but this game is deeper than your usual roguelike-like and its difficulty is uncompromising. Don't expect any hand-holding while you delve into the dungeons of this game.

While this isn't on par with the wide variety of actions in a traditional roguelike, Barony already offers most of what you would want, from cursed objects, unidentified items, spells and wide variety of equipment. The first person adds some interesting ideas, making booze interesting and displaying some effects in a rather amusing maner... just wait until you get some poisoned or rotten food and you'll see what I mean.

One of the most questionable aspects of the game is the mouse driven inventory management. I do find that to be kind of a mess and would prefer to have the option to use my keyboard instead.
A lot of the fights will also require you to be reactive. Since everything happens in real time, you won't have time to think and ponder your equipment choices for too long.

I have yet to try the multi-player portion of the game and will probably update my review accordingly.

As it stands I do consider this game to be the best first person roguelike experience I've ever had, right in front of Delver.
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