Teleglitch: Die More Edition
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"Teleglitch is one of those rare few games that gets everything it attempts to do right. The oppressive atmosphere, crafting system, glitchy visuals, and careful combat are all done extremely well. The only negative thing that can be said for it is that it’s unforgiving." - Gamefront.com
"Teleglitch is a harsh mistress, but the cruelest lessons are often the ones that truly stick with us." - Joystiq.com
In a cold, dark future dominated by mega-corporations, a small lonely planet on the edge of habitable space is the site of a shadowy research facility specializing in necrotic tissue reactivation. You are a scientist who has suddenly awoken to the realization that you are the lone survivor. The rest of the facility’s personnel have all been killed – micro-chipped and reactivated as combatants by the facility’s central processing AI.
Teleglitch: Die More Edition is a roguelike top-down shooter with retro pixel graphics. Featuring procedurally generated maps that change with each play through, you will never experience the same facility twice. Clutch your gun, walk down the dark corridors and enter each new room hoping those last few rounds of ammunition will be enough. Feel the anxiety, the paranoia and the sheer terror of Teleglitch.
Over 20 types of enemies to combat
More than 40 types of weapons and items
10 levels that radically change their structure every time you play
10+ hours of play time (it gets harder the further you get)
Detailed database with full dossiers of each monster
Scavenge random equipment to craft new and deadly gear like The Can Gun (empty can + nails + explosives)
A sinister narrative filled with greedy military corporations covert experiments
The risk of permanent death creates an atmosphere of fear and dread
The Die More Edition Features:
5 bonus levels
Additional items and weapons
Upgraded and more deadly enemy AI
Expanded dossiers and lore content
Shockingly goodLorddyran | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...