At the beginning of this 12 months I declared, by way of a supporter-only post, that the mobile-only Meteorfall was my downfall. It was all John’s fault (RPS in peace). He pointed me in the direction of a game that refined roguelike deckbuilding right down to binary choices, sending me on gleefully overpowered runs that rivaled the satisfaction I discovered in Slay The Spire. Now he’s gone and pointed me at its PC sequel, which got here out on early early entry two days in the past.
Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale could be very completely different. It’s sporting the pores and skin of a deckbuilding roguelike, but it surely’s pushing my mind in the identical path as summary puzzlers like 868-Hack or Desktop Dungeons. I’ve solely performed for half an hour, but it surely is perhaps adequate to face alongside them.
Each dungeon is a 3 by three grid of tiles. Some of these tiles are monsters, which should be smushed. Some of these tiles are tools, which should be purchased earlier than they will help in smushing. You get gold from both killing monsters or discarding tools from the board, which suggests you must plot out a type of bizarre homicide route the place you keep away from operating out of well being, gold or tools house. It nestles a dozen components inside each choice, whereas nonetheless conserving all the data neat and manageable.
I notably like how some tools performs with the format, like matches that do burning injury every time an enemy falls down a tile. I’ve solely unlocked the primary of two characters out there within the present construct, who has an innate means that heals me each time I purchase tools that offers me armour. So far I’ve downplayed the deckbuilding facet of issues, however that’s essential too – between dungeons you decide a bit of apparatus to chuck into the dungeon, and if you happen to don’t have a technique in thoughts you’re performed for.
It additionally has a snazzy artwork fashion that bears greater than a passing resemblance to Adventure Time, together with a narrator who’s principally the Ice King who sometimes says stuff like “all the war bears bow to Brumble!”
Developers Slothwerks plan to spend the following 6-12 months in Early Access. They’ve acquired three further characters deliberate, together with a day by day problem mode.
It’s nicely price enjoying in its present state, although, which is a robust mix of the acquainted and the brand new. It feels applicable that I’d lose the top of my 12 months to a different of Sloth’s nice werks.
You can seize it from Steam for £4.50/$6.50/€6, although be aware that’s with a 20% low cost that ends November 12th.