(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)
Just a quick one on this chilly Friday night…….
So, a new iOS game released on the App Store this week by the name of, The Scrungeon Depths. I was pretty excited for this one when I saw it. I mean, it’s by a the VERY talented indie developer, Chase Holton. Holton made the brilliant game, Flamboygen, so of course, I had some really high hopes for this one.
The Scrungeon Depths is an over-the-top, roguelike dungeon crawler. I won’t get into the whole story of the game with this being just a SNAPP Review. You can actually read the story in the game description because it’s not included in-game.
You basically start off in the beginning of a dungeon and you’re able to pick up your starting weapon and armor. After that, you are on your own. You’re pushed off into endless levels of randomly generated dungeons. While fighting off hoards of enemies, you will gain strength, abilities, new weapons, and armor. Everything runs buttery smooth and the controls work perfectly. The visuals are a beautifully mix of chunky pixel art.
All that said, The Scrungeon Depths isn’t going to be for everyone (including myself). It all depends on how you feel about roguelikes. In this game, once you die, that’s it. It’s game over and time to start completely over. Personally, I’m not a fan of “permadeath”. I need some kind of gratification for the work I’ve put in. I would have liked to have seen at least something brought over to the next games. So, it’s hard to say “buy this game!” or “don’t buy this game!” It all depends on your stance on the genre. For a randomly generated roguelike dungeon crawler with permadeath, The Scrungeon Depths does great!! So, if you’re into those kind of games, then by all means, “buy this game!”. Every play through is completely different! If you’re not into having to start over, then “don’t buy this game”. Hope this helps…..