To sum it up, open world Isaac. You will like this if you also liked Isaac. But you may like this even if you did not, since it has some unique properties as well. But, it does not feel that complete yet, although it surely is fun.
(the game is not an openworld game though, but comparing this to Isaac the feel is there)
- The world is less randomized than it is required to be a roguelike. Actually, only order of the subquests and enemy types changes each time. While the map is also randomly generated, it does not do anything to the gameplay.
- Mojo Mixer is a well thought mechanism, really adds to strategic depth. And feel of shrines whether it is a risky choice or a gift is well done.
- It has a story, and a mild sense of humor.
- Gameplay-wise actually this is better than its counterparts.
- Just tried two of the gods, felt really unique. This is how it should be.
- There should be more achievements and rewards for completing each quest for different gods etc.
- Daily quests is useful to continue to play. So is endless mode.
- Even though the gametime is short, it is a hard game even at normal difficulty. And there is 4 more level. So it would have long gameplay.
- Use of wands is too shallow, since there is not any seperate wands inventory. Found a good wand but killed the boss already? This is sad, since it wont be with you for long.
- Persistence between lives is not overdone, so it does not feel like grinding.
- Item designs are good. But there are a few to be considered a roguelike. In my current playtime (6 hours) I saw more than half of them.
-i forgot one thing. optimization with this game just sucks. I am playing at 1280x720 resolution and medium level of graphics, and it barely is okay with my newly bought laptop. (I played better games with better settings) Since this is a roguelike, and roguelike players are not into graphics that much, this is not a big problem.
-UPDATE(03.02.15): This game's last content update was in May 2014. If this attitude of developers continue, I may change my review into a negative one, since being a roguelike requires randomness, and randomness requires lots of content.