Death or Treat Review (Steam)

For this Death or Treat Review, where we learn that the Halloween spirit is missing! Play as Scary and help him save HallowTown. “Death or Treat” is a 2D action-rogue-lite and hack & slash, with handpainted environments and traditional animation. Explore all the worlds and defeat hordes of enemies using different weapons and skills.

Death or Treat Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 14.19GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – resolution and graphics quality preset.
  • Four save slots.
  • Cool cartoon animated cutscenes.
  • Can skip the cutscenes and interactions.
  • 2D platformer gameplay.
  • Collect resources to spend on repairing and rebuilding structures in town.
  • Choose your starting skill from a boomerang to exploding ghosts or a tornado attack. You will eventually open new ones.
  • Wide range of actions – main attack, jump, double jump, ability, dash, uppercut, and ground slam.
  • Animated back and foreground.
  • The levels and locations randomize every life.
  • Roguelike in that you have one life then it’s a new run.
  • Loads fast.
  • Familiar with quick-to-learn controls.
  • Hack and slash combat.
  • Elite enemies are tougher and are marked on the screen.
  • Feels and looks like a cartoon.
  • At the end of a run, you get to keep X amount of items (X number because you can increase the amount).
  • Ships and blacksmiths open up so you can get new gear and upgrade your health and damage.
  • The levels are not that big so you can jump in and have a good short run.
  • Many Breakable objects in levels.
  • An impressive amount of enemies on the screen at once.
  • Big boss fights.
  • When you get so far in a run you may encounter a guy selling random potions and the chance to pick one of two upgrades/abilities (for the run).

Death or Treat Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Basic graphics settings.
  • Changing the graphic quality doesn’t seem to actually do anything.
  • The game stutters and isn’t as smooth as you would like.
  • Hardly any voice work.
  • A lot of grinding is needed for building and crafting.
  • Very slow starter.
  • One-hit kills are not fun but common.
  • The foreground does obscure your view a fair bit.

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Death or Treat:

Official website.

Developer: Saona Studios

Publisher: Saona Studios

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!