Review: Dicey Dungeons (Steam)

Dicey Dungeons

Fighting against fortune would be a lot easier if you weren’t a walking dice.

Pros:

  • 633mb download size.
  • Beautiful graphics.
  • Tutorial and help throughout.
  • Challenges-act like the games own achievement system.
  • Animation speed slider.
  • Deck and dice roguelike game.
  • Gameplay-fight enemies and level up, beat the dungeon boss to win.
  • Combat-dice rolls dictate what actions you can do, each card has an action number, match it with dice to play.
  • Six total characters-each has unique abilities that affect gameplay greatly. The difficulty rating for each gives you a heads up. Unlock episodes for each seperate characters.
  • Earn EXP, level up and earn extra health and maybe a choice of card reward.
  • The level map allows you to pick your route.
  • Equipment (cards) fit into your grid and as each card is a different size, you can get your Tetris on.
  • Really easy to pick up and play.
  • Simple to learn.
  • Full health top up after level up.
  • Upgrade cards to increase the power or it might shrink their size allowing more room in your grid.
  • Randomized levels.
  • Controls can be just the mouse.
  • Silky smooth.
  • Earn gold and spend in shops for new cards or upgrades.
  • Status effects in play like poison, ice, blind, etc.
  • Episodes-special objectives with its own set of rules.
  • RNG.
  • One more go mentality.
  • Humourous story/exchanges.
  • Game show presentation.

Dicey Dungeons

Cons:

  • Minimal graphics options as you only get wi sowed or fullscreen.
  • No steam achievements.
  • RNG.

Dicey Dungeons

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

Summary

For me, Dicey Dungeons is one of the best, most polished games I have ever played. The pacing is spot-on as you take in the many many mechanics but it’s all drip-fed to where you always feel in the know, the gameplay is just so smooth and exciting. I put on the game for a quick run but soon it turns I to hours as I get caught up unlocking the many episodes and new cards. It’s just a perfect game in so many ways.

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!

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