♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, the Pit is brutal. Everything in the Pit wants you dead, from rats to robots to scared & confused aliens to flying fungi with guns, but even the doors, containers, and medical supplies often seek to do you harm. The one moment you let down your guard, you'll be in serious trouble or dead before you fully realize what happened.
The Pit is difficult, challenging, and you gotta be in it for the long haul to truly progress.
What else makes this game fascinating?
Randomness: Everything is randomly generated. You will never have the same experience twice. Level maps, the enemies you face, the items you loot, the amount of skill points you receive when leveling up, the effect of potions, the effect that doors have when you walk through them, weapon & armor mods, every detail is procedurally generated.
Size of content: There’s an amazing amount of creatures, items to find, items to use, items to craft, and messages you must decipher slowly over time left behind by the previous rulers of the Pit. The 11 available classes/characters each provide their own unique experience in gameplay mechanics and strategy. I have played for over 200 hours, have completed only 26% of its achievements, and think I've experienced only about 25% of the game's content (based on guides on its items, creatures, and crafting recipes).
Combining the sheer size of content with the crazy randomness of it all, results in infinite possibilities for dangerous fun. Oh yeah, and there’s permadeath, with no manual saving points.
The Pit reinforces the terror of your inevitable death with every movement. Every step you take, every room you walk into, every container you attempt to open, anything can take you down at any moment.
The Pit has a steep learning curve. If you enjoy difficult but not impossible games, deep turn-based strategy, and sci-fi RPGs, you won’t regret playing this game.