Desktop Dungeons: Rewind Review (Steam)

For this Desktop Dungeons: Rewind Review, where we get bites of tactical roguelike action, which will quickly fester into a deep, lingering, and strategic obsession. Bargain with gods, equip your spoon, and pick your battles, before retreating into the healing darkness. But beware… there are still many monsters to face!

Desktop Dungeons: Rewind Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 690.87MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Desktop Dungeon cloud sync. Setup an account or sign in to retrieve saves.
  • Graphics settings – mode, resolution, limit fps, v-sync, and Kingdom camera sway.
  • Name your Kingdom.
  • Opening optional tutorial designed for new players. Returning players can skip it.
  • Dungeon crawler gameplay.
  • Right-click an enemy to show all stats and attacks.
  • Earn EXP and level up to fully heal and get a stats increase.
  • Click a square on the map to move and then reveal another group of squares.
  • Slowly heal and gain mana over time as you move into new squares.
  • Combat is a case of just clicking to attack.
  • Enemy markers will show where enemies are and the number on them is their level.
  • The clear Hud shows your health, mana, exp bar, damage number plus any bonuses, name, and avatar.
  • Enemy health bar shows when in combat.
  • Upon death, you get to see the whole map uncovered.
  • Find attack power-ups to increase your attack number.
  • Camps found within a dungeon allow you to leave early.
  • When recruiting a hero you choose Kin and class.
  • Quick snappy controls.
  • Very addictive.
  • The goal of the game is to build a new civilization.
  • Multiple choice encounters.
  • Casting magic is as simple as clicking the spell and then clicking on your target.
  • Convert unwanted spells/glyphs/items to turn them into state points.
  • Seven kins, and sixteen classes to unlock and use when creating a new hero.
  • The whole game can be played with just the mouse.
  • You can convert items straight away, no need to pick them up first.
  • A lot of humor throughout the game.
  • Main and side quests.
  • All dungeons have a difficulty rating.
  • Upgrade and expand the town to unlock new features, classes, and kins.
  • Earn gold from adventuring.
  • The game moves at a rapid pace, as soon as you’ve clicked to move the next load of squares is up on the map.
  • You see your inventory along the bottom making it quick and easy to use items or convert.
  • The end of a dungeon clearly shows who you killed, the loot gained, and stats like exp, regeneration, and encounters.
  • Each dungeon has a boss and a trophy.
  • Boss trophies are sold automatically.
  • Every class gets a bonus added after 100 conversion points.
  • Slow mo deaths.
  • Play how you want.
  • Slight puzzle elements.
  • Unlock preparations so you can pay to start with certain items.
  • World map level select.
  • You can fight and win against higher-level enemies if you plan correctly.
  • Puzzle dungeons have limited potions and require more thought.
  • Rewind feature is basically a try that again button.
  • Dungeons randomize every run/life.
  • Two views – isometric and an almost top-down.
  • Class challenges are for bonus rewards.

Desktop Dungeons: Rewind Review Cons:

  • No controller support.
  • Having to pick up the items is clunky.
  • You get a lot of dupes in a dungeon.
  • Possible to make a dungeon unwinnable.
  • It’s so easy to make a mistake.
  • Feels more like a puzzle game as you have to do things in a particular order so you can win.
  • Takes a while to get used to all the glyphs and how they work.
  • Let’s you use the potions even if you don’t need them.
  • Never sure when it was saved.

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Desktop Dungeons: Rewind:

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Developer: QCF Design

Publisher: Prismatika Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 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!