Reviews by ZothOmmog

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Excellent Sci-Fi Roguelike

ZothOmmog | May 4, 2013 | Review of Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Sword Of The Stars The Pit is a Sci-Fi themed, turn based top-down adventure game in the rogue-like genre.

You have a choice of three pre-made characters (Marine, Engineer and Scout), each of whom has a different set of stat and skills that has quite some impact on the way you'll play and experience the game.

As usual for rogue-likes, levels are created randomly, so no game is quite like the other, and danger lurks around every unfamiliar corner. You have only one live, and if (or rather, when) you meet your end, you lose everything - every piece of equipment, every stat point, all progress, and you'll have to start from the beginning. And be assured, this will happen a lot. On the one hand, this can be frustrating, of course, but on the other hand, it is a great incentive to try to make it at least a bit further than the last time.

There is one element that is persistent across plays, though: Information. Every piece of intel you manage to decode will be available for your next character, too, including crafting recipes. While this may seem trivial at first, it's actually really helpful, as the ability to craft more useful items means the odds of survival are at least a tiny bit better than before.

All in all, SotsTP is an excellent (and highly addictive) game, and provides great value for it's money. Highly recommended !