This game is probably one of the harder games I own. The melee enemies aren't too tough because just using the light attack to weaken them then satisfyingly smashing them with the launch attack does the trick, but I find the projectile-launching enemies are all just stupidly unpredictable a-holes that make the game a frustrating mess of dodging and pinpoint counterattacking.
Let me get one thing straight: The counterattack works. It DOES work, and is very satisfying when pulled off, but doing so is, to quote JonTron, "like trying to pull the addiction out of a heroin addict: HARD AND FRUSTRATING." The window of time on this counter is TINY. Teeny-tiny. You ever play Smash Bros. and find that the counterattack windows are rather short? Well, this game takes the window of time that someone like Marth would have and crushes it with a STEAMroller (get it?). We're talking probably 4-5 frames of counterattack availability. It's annoying when you're playing a game like this that has a lot of unpredictability in the enemy attack patterns, but to throw in a 5-frame counter window is just unecessarily cruel. The counter window CAN be expanded if you happen to find a 4-leaf clover under a blue moon while a shooting star flies over your head and somehow manage to get the enchantment that does so, but I only got that on one playthrough, and died because a projectile-using enemy knocked me into a pit of spikes and killed me, FANCY THAT.
Don't get me wrong: this game IS fun, it's just hard. We're talking giant T-rex turds hard. Adamantium hard. The kind of hard that even a Metapod couldn't achieve and...yeah this metaphor is over.
What I'm saying is, if you're the kind of person who's gotten good at avoiding things in Rogue Legacy, maintaining twitch reflexes in Hotline Miami, and love the roguelike item-collecting enhancement-gaining world of Binding of Isaac, this is your game. Oh yeah, and if you're one of those sadistic f***s that likes Dark Souls, get this game. You'll be (un)pleasantly surprised ;)
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TL:DR This game is hard, get it if you like roguelikes that are hard and have fast reflexes.