Reviews for Teleglitch: Die More Edition

90

Shockingly good

Lorddyran | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »

When I saw videos and screenshots of this game, I was uninterested. I picked it up only because it was cheap and I kept hearing good things, and I am damn glad I did.

It's very hard, but not really unfair. The graphics, primitive though they are, are well-implemented. I never thought I would be so worried about the safety of the couple boxes that make up my main character. The item combining feature is pretty awesome, and the text is well-written.

Very much worth the price.

80

Things will go wrong. [Patch v9.3]

ChaoticLaw | July 20, 2014 | See all ChaoticLaw's reviews »

Teleglitch is a game which pushes rogue-likes into real time quite well. A departure from the typical turn based rogue-likes (which I do enjoy), there's an additional element of action, forcing you to act without having any time to plan your actions.

The story is pretty typical with an experiment gone wrong, with the facility gone to hell. Aside from the monologue between levels, terminals are scattered through the randomly generated areas, with small bits and pieces to inform you of the various devices in the game, as well as things you can do to make your life more manageable.

Graphically, this game does well. Without attempting to try and make the graphics realistic, the pixel style is a nice step up from the grid-based tile setup, and the lighting flickers to just show the outline of the enemies ahead.

The sounds are minimalistic, and the eery silence will make you strain to listen out for any of the encounters that could be lurking in the shadows. Weapons sound the way you'd imagine, although they are a vast contrast to when you're not in combat.

Gameplay in Teleglitch is challenging and unforgiving, layering pressure with every level as you struggle to manage materials, deal with the enemies, and escape from the current sector.

Paradox recently released a new patch which added an arena mode which allows you to get into the action much quicker. With different loadouts, you can take on multitudes of enemies with items you probably didn't know existed. It however can get repetitive as the required objectives are fairly standard and tend to loop over and over. They are also limited by the fact that you can only unlock arenas after reaching a level from the main game.

You might play this game once, and forget it for a while. But do come back to it. You might escape after all.

70

Prepare to die... often.

Kishko | Oct. 29, 2013 | See all Kishko's reviews »

As the others reviewers point out, the game is not for everyone, but it wasn't meant to be. It was meant to be Quake roguelike top-down shooter and on these elements the game fares pretty well. The atmosphere is really intense: The space station is riddled with interdimentional black blobs that make your brain explode if you get too close; It is plagued with hordes of various mutants and monsters while the armament for your disposition is scarce. In order to keep your ammo at the reasonable level you will be forced to take risks and roam the station in search of materials, which you may combine and create new weapons and items. The game is quite hard and you have to prepare for numerous replays. The graphic side of the game resembles Quake with its bleak, monochrome palette while the pixel art tips the hat to the whole generation of retro games (while the font is a dead ringer for this used in Liero). The downside of this design is that after a while rooms start to look alike and repeat, there is a bit too little variation in elements you may find scattered on the level on every other replay. To sum up, the game is a fine treat for those with retro sensibilities, who are not easily scared by the high difficulty level. The price is a turnoff, but keep an eye for discounts such as the recent one and you may get it dirt cheap.

85

Awesome Rouge-like game.

domingz605 | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all domingz605's reviews »

Are you searching for a really good and hard game? You should buy Teleglitch. This game is really hard so you will die many times. And that can be a bad thing about this game. One of the thing in this game that not everybody will like are graphics. This game have mixed graphics. It's like 8-bit game with 3d sprites etc. But the graphics add something to this game. The controls are good. Overall this game is really good. It's not a game for everyone. If you like challenge you should buy this game.

86

What's round the next corner...?

mintyjones | Oct. 22, 2013 | See all mintyjones's reviews »

There's nothing more exciting than running willy-nilly through a scary complex, with an ever increasing horde of monsters chasing you, and waiting for the right moment to drop an explosive charge in order to wipe them out.

And that is just a normal occurrence in this game. As with most roguelikes, just one more go is necessary in order to get just that little bit further.

The simple crafting system is exciting as new items gradually appear out of the bits and bobs you collect along the way.

The graphical presentation is very atmospheric, with the 8 bit retro look breaking down everything to it's simplest parts, while the POV vision works very well, hiding the monsters in the shadows.

WARNING - this game is hard, and will test your mettle. Get ready to die more...

90

Great rogue-like for fans of the genre

asbath | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all asbath's reviews »

This is a rogue-like that I can see myself playing for years to come. It's a survivor horror game where ammo is scarce, enemies are brutal, and you'll die. A lot. And in ways so frustrating that you demand yourself to do better next time (only to do horrendously worse than before).

The game has barely anything in the visual and audio departments, but it more than makes up for these in the gameplay. It creates a truly frightful environment by physically blocking out areas that you cannot see, so you are constantly surrounded by blackness leaving you to determine whether you're ready to round that corner. Maybe there's nothing, maybe there's a horde ready to attack.

The game isn't for everyone: it's frustrating, it's time consuming, and it's always very different between different playthroughs. The gameplay is relatively simple in that you pick up items, slap them together if possible, and just keep on scrounging through everything for more ammo in order to survive.

One of the major benefits of the really basic graphics is that it requires barely anything to really run the game, and that means even the weakest of ultrabooks and Atom-based machines could run this game without any problems. An excellent solution for killing time in the airport with your less-than-stellar netbook (though not at high framerates)

94

Fantastic

darklyfallen | Aug. 23, 2013 | See all darklyfallen's reviews »

DOOM meets QUAKE meets roguelike-likes

What I like about this game is how you have to switch up your playstyle to survive as you go along.

Hit level 3? Prepare yourself!

Level 5? Change it up! Or you'll die.

Level 7? Get re- OH MY GOD THERE WAS A GIANT SQUID AND IT ANNIHILATED ME WITH A LASER BEAM

Pros: Great and addictive gameplay, awesome aesthetic and feeling, text logs give a good feel of the story, combining items are cool, finding secrets are great, enemies are interesting and make things frantic. The level select system is cool, rewarding progress.

Cons: Map could use a bit of work( scrolling takes a while in the larger areas). Could use some more enemy types (towards the later levels, it's always the same 4 or 5 kind of enemies with palette swaps).

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO NOT ALT-TAB THIS GAME IF YOU DO IT WILL GLITCH AND YOU WILL HAVE TO SHUT IT DOWN

I've done this a couple of times and it's frustrating to lose a run just because you wanted to check the internet.

Hopefully they'll patch it soon (the devs are super responsive :D )

Still, it's amazing, and you should try it. Seriously.

I can't stop playing

Please send hel-

KSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Connection has been lost

80

Doom style action Roguelike

Xibalba | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all Xibalba's reviews »

Teleglitch: Die More Edition is a roguelike top-down shooter that was first released late last year and has since been given an extended edition on Steam. Taking place in an abandoned military research complex in space, your objective is to explore and find a way off the planet all while trying to stay alive against the hordes of enemies that cover the planet. Using keyboard and mouse controls, picking up items and shooting weapons is straightforward and fairly intuitive. However, ammo is incredibly scarce, forcing you to scavenge for every item you can find and combine them into makeshift weapons in order to survive.

76

A great Rogue-like, if you like them.

crazygrouptrio | July 29, 2013 | See all crazygrouptrio's reviews »

This game has a fantastic survival feel, more so than most top down games. The high 3D models black out areas that your character couldn't see as well, giving that feel of "what is around the next corner?" and it works very well. If you like rogue-like style games, you will love Teleglitch. If you're looking for a more long term adventure, probably not.

75

Not for everyone, but what a great Indie !

ctp94wakko | July 29, 2013 | See all ctp94wakko's reviews »

Teleglitch: Die More Edition is a wonderful, yet challenging game that keeps the player coming back for more. If you're looking for next generation graphics, leave now. However, if you enjoy games that are suspenseful while playing and yet oh so joyful when you succeed at a task or clearing the level of enemies, Teleglitch is for you. While the sound, or lack thereof isn't the main focus of the game, and neither are the graphics, it is the simple and intriguing game play that brings the player back time and again. Teleglitch is the type of game for those who aren't afraid to die and instead see it as a challenge to overcome. Though not a perfect game, Teleglitch: Die More Edition is a game that is unquestionably worth a try. Also, the new content expands upon the greatness that this game already has to offer.

80

Really Great!

Thebestfootball | July 26, 2013 | See all Thebestfootball's reviews »

Very tense and compelling top-down shooter. It has a survival horror feel to it with scarce resources and plenty of enemies. The difficulty is high, with permadeath and only being able to save at the end of a level. I would highly recommend this game if you like fast paced, tense action and difficult games that reward fast reflexes and resource management.

79

Really Enjoyable

Trollfaceyomama | July 26, 2013 | See all Trollfaceyomama's reviews »

Very tense and compelling top-down shooter. It has a survival horror feel to it with scarce resources and plenty of enemies. The difficulty is high, with permadeath and only being able to save at the end of a level. I would highly recommend this game if you like fast paced, tense action and difficult games that reward fast reflexes and resource management.