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Mythical Rouge-Lite

sweetcuppincake | June 11, 2014 | See all sweetcuppincake's reviews »

I've never played a game quite like this. It is a Greek mythology themed first person dungeon crawler with randomly generated levels and stealth elements. You play as Theseus, cast into the labyrinth to face the Minotaur. In order to defeat him, you must gain a special sword, which can only be unlocked by defeating eight guardians. The guardians are all from Greek mythology as well. You face each guardian through a series of randomly generated levels where you can either sneak or fight them, but they cannot be killed until you reach the bottom level of their zone. Along the way you find weapons, potions, gold, and books to help you. The gold can be used between levels to buy starting equipment, and the books can grant you special abilities from the Gods. Each zone is quite different, with unique enemies and traps. There's no map so if you aren't careful you can get lost.

On the down side, the game lacks polish at points. Some of the animation and movement is a little clunky and there are some issues with sounds. To be clear though, the good far outweighs the bad, and the developers appear to be active in getting feedback and making improvements. The level design is quite good and the concept is fascinating. This is definitely a game to check out.