I'm not much of a reviewer but, I'll sumarise this game as best as i can. And I hope this review will help to support this game.
This game is what i would call a story telling rogue-like/lite adventure rpg card game with the Arkham Style fighting system. Seem like alot to put into game but it works well.
In this game you must traverse the card layed out by the card dealer. The cards are semi- randomised but, I'll go into more detail later. You click on the card adjacent to where you current position is and then experience the story behind that card which results in either a fight, a choice, a lucky dip or any combination of the three. Then eventually reach the end of the level.Combat
The combat in the game seems to be solid for the most part. The way you fight is simillar if not the same to Batman games style of combat. You move with "wasd", "space bar" to roll/dodge,"q" to counter, "left click" to attack and "right click" to stun. There are also ranged units which can be blocked by your shield. Unless they have a rifle in which case you have to dodge. With as much as I have played so far, the combat seems to be solid, it's not as smooth as it could be and seems a bit jittery, but nothing too extreme. There are also ranged units which can be blocked by your shield. Unless they have a rifle in which case you have to dodge. I have had no problems with the combat so far.Bosses
The bosses seem to have a bit of variation. Their mechanics are different depending on their species and the amount and way they attack differ from one to another. There are 12 bosses and so far i have beaten 3, fought 4 as of initially typing this. I have yet to face the later on bosses so unfortunetly I have no experience against them to share as of yet. But, you can still tell when you are in a boss fight and you feel satisfyed to win against them.Enemies
There are 4 mains enemies you face against, Dust - Bandits, Skull - Skellingtons, Lizard and another which i have yet to encounter. They each are weak to a diffent thing which makes you fights easier or harder depending on the elements of your gear. There are other enemies such as golbins and rats which you face against from their specific event but they all got their own gimic to. Rats will leave a poisonous cloud, goblins will steal your items and won't fight back but will instead try to escaps, so on, so forth.Cards
I huge mechanic in this game is the cards. The cards you get in the events you play depend upon the cards you use to build your deck. You get two decks, equipment and events. You unlock more cards through completing events. The cards you unlock are set so it's not all randomised. However, the cards dealer throughs in a couple of his own cards to teach you more mechanics about the game such as enemy types and to prevent you from picking cards which give you a load of free stuff.Difficulty
When you start off the game, it start off at a beginers pace, to allow you to get use to the controls. It then steadily escilates in difficulty so you are more reliant on your skill and cards you pick. I personally think that the game scales well in difficulty, but you also affect it by the cards you choose. Exsample - If you choose all fights cards, then you could get good loots, but at the same time loose alot of health. If you choose alot of simple equip events, then you will be stuck with low level stuff against the boss. Finding balance is crucial.My Opinion
I personally think this game is well made. It plays quite well and the combination and implementation of all the mechanics are great. I would recomend this to people who enjoy rogue-like and/or RPG games with similar combat systems. Regardless of the fact that this game is in early acess at the time of this review, I think if it was released how it is, it would be well worth the price.
I would give this game a 8/10 - If you wanna find gameplay of this game, looks at Jessie Cox's Video for fan friday.
I haven't played the endless game mode yet so i can not say how good it is, but regardless, it is well worth the price and a ton of fun.
I hope this review helps and this is my first review so sorry for any mistakes. This is my opinion of the game, I am not a critic but i decided to write this as i saw there were no reviews. I hope this helps!