Devil’s Dive Review (Steam)

For our Devil’s Dive Review, where we play an action platformer rogue-lite. Dive deeper and deeper into the depths to regain your title as Lord of the Underworld… if you can defeat the usurpers! Death will see you spat out, and returned to the surface. But you may Dive again, stronger!

Devil’s Dive Review Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 34.69MB download size.
  • Full controller support.
  • Settings – screenshake, and CRT filter.
  • Brilliant Chiptune soundtrack.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Run-based roguelike gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial signs for controls.
  • Earn red gems by doing combos.
  • Looks like that Downwell game from a few years back.
  • The game plays out where you are dropping down a shaft and at key milestones, you meet a shopkeeper and spend gems on abilities like new guns or healing your health, etc.
  • Earn blue gems by jumping on enemies or by shooting them whilst you are airborne.
  • When you get hit and lose health you then become Beserk which is like a last chance, you turn color and get a faster shot.
  • Your best distance is shown on the main hun screen.
  • As you get further, you can choose what weapon you start with.
  • Twin stick shooter controls.
  • You can float/hover which slows your descent and allows you to line up hits better.
  • Discover bonus side-scrolling sections.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Randomises every run.
  • Fast loading times.
  • The game looks really good.
  • Rescue new characters to open up new things like being able to upgrade weapons that is permanent.
  • Can get quite addictive.

Devil’s Dive Review Cons:

  • No Steam achievements.
  • No graphics settings.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Takes a bit of getting used to it.
  • The areas you drop in are very short and feel the same.
  • Tedious level design sections on the side on platforming.
  • Takes a while to get going.
  • Cannot just unpause with the start button.
  • Small text on the menu that shows your health and it’s not ideal.
  • Boss fights especially are in tight claustrophobic areas.
  • No leaderboards.

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Devil’s Dive:

Official website.

Developer: 1984pxls

Publisher: 1984pxls

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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!