ScourgeBringer Reviews

ScourgeBringer is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2020

There seems to have been a number of brilliant Rogue-likes released in the last few months, and ScourgeBringer is among the best of them. Its retro-styled visuals may not be to everyone’s tastes, but everything moves at such a quick pace that you hardly have time to fixate on them. Besides, I think they have character. The game’s soundtrack certainly does, moving between airy, atmospheric melodies when you’re exploring, to full-on metal that will make you want to bang your head as you obliterate any enemies that stand in your way. This is a must-play for fans of the genre.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2020

ScourgeBringer is a fun but extremely difficult roguelike that'll appeal to a very niche crowd. If you enjoy a soul-crushing challenge then go ahead but be warned; it's one of the most frustratingly difficult games out there and it punishes you heavily for your mistakes.

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GameOctane
Jmachine
B
Oct 21, 2020

Scourge Bringer went from a very promising, albeit frustrating experience I dropped after an hour to a game I want to keep coming back to. A true testament to holding judgment on a game before it it's finished. It also illustrates my biggest pet peeve with early access: it can paint a really bad picture in your mind from its lack of polish or things that eventually would be added or omitted. Luckily the game is fully realized now and if you want a quick and satisfying evolved arcade experience, Scourge Bringer is here to bring the SCOURGE of your boredom.

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4 / 5.0
May 6, 2021

Overall, ScourgeBringer is an immensely enjoyable game. Even your best run will be fairly short, so you can pick up and play anytime you feel like it. As light as it is on the story, it’s heavy on action and gameplay. It offers tons of replayability, too, with multiple endings. So if you’re looking for an intense roguelite platformer, give ScourgeBringer a try. I promise you’ll never be so frustrated and happy at the same time.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 1, 2021

ScourgeBringer is a worthwhile addition to the genre and worthy of your time. It finds the right balance with its challenge, but players can scale it down if needed. The game can also get repetitive due to its fixed bosses and lack of a shortcut system, but this is outweighed by the enjoyable experience throughout.

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SpaceNerd.it
Jolandanta
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2020

ScourgeBringer is certainly a valid title, which ensures frenetic and adrenaline-pumping action. Even the audio is consistent with the game and uses arcade music that tends to increase as the gameplay becomes more intense.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2020

Overall, Scourgebringer is a wonderful addition to the world of rogue lite games. It has a wonderful fast-paced feeling to it that makes those who want more action to take it speedier, while you still have the option to slow down if needed. The upgrade system is lenient enough that you don't feel like you aren't making any progress, and each individual room that makes up the sprawling labyrinth of kill boxes is reasonably constructed so as to not screw you over while still making clearing the room challenging. Scourgebringer is a great choice for anyone looking for a little bit of fast paced action, or a nice helping of pain that isn't quite absusive like Dead Cells or Dark Souls.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2020

ScourgeBringer is a roguelike in an overly saturated genre and it does just enough to make it worth a look. Whilst it didn’t grab my attention for too long, it’s still a worthwhile game. The fast paced combat is smooth and easy to pick up, but difficult to master.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2020

With a well elaborated artistic set, ScourgeBringer becomes one of the best roguelites available today. It tries to slowly reward players and is ideal for those who have more patience for trial and error mechanics. After a period of early access, which certainly contributed a lot to the current polish, this game is a recommendation both for enthusiasts and newcomers to the genre.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Betting on a frantic combat system and extremely accurate gameplay, Scourgebringer offers one of the most stylish and addictive games in the Switch indies catalog. Flying Oak Games' roguelike also shines in terms of accessibility and soundtrack, but sins a lot in the limited variety of enemies, weapons and different upgrades available in each attempt. There are several problems that prevent the title from equaling the quality of the greatest contemporary roguelikes, but the main flaw is in the recurring bugs in the game's performance. Even so, the exceptional combat manages to raise Scourgebringer to a level well above the average. Anyone who likes hack ’n slashes and frantic action is sure to enjoy it.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 23, 2020

With glorious pixel art, engaging fighting sequences, and plenty of exploration, ScourgeBringer is an absolute treat for veterans of the roguelite genre who want some punishing pixel art play.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2020

The beautiful artwork and sprites are complemented by terrific sound design that gets the heart pumping in a good way. Those looking for a challenge and have the patience to withstand countless deaths, all in the name of incremental improvement have another title worth putting in many hours of roguelike joy.

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Liked-a-lot
Oct 21, 2020

Scourgebringer is a challenging rogue lite with fun gameplay. The mix of sword play and air dashing makes for an entertaining mix of gameplay to be enjoyed by rogue lite fans. If you’ve ever been scared away by the difficulty of these games the accessibility options available here may just help you get started. A nice treat for Switch that I can easily see myself revisiting again and again until a giant monolith descends from the heavens and starts the apocalypse… Wait what?

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2020

ScourgeBringer offers a fast and frantic roguelite adventure that’s a blast to play – it’s just a shame that it doesn’t bring anything new to the genre. Between the slick combat, solid level design, and satisfying sense of progress though, there’s plenty here to keep players completely hooked into Khyra’s adventure. Even after spending an hour dying over and over, I kept coming back for more, which really does show the level of depth offered by the gameplay mechanics. Still, with the roguelite genre a crowded one, it is a bit of a shame it couldn’t offer that ONE unique hook. It shouldn’t be a problem for most and if you’re a fan of the genre you’ll definitely want to play it – it does make ScourgeBringer feel more like a ‘very good’ game as opposed to an ‘unmissable’ one, though.

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Noisy Pixel
Ian Goudelock
8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2020

Scourgebringer offers a challenging and chaotic roguelite experience that manages to be as addicting as it is frustrating. The mechanics are sound with a responsive combat system and intense battles, even with the limited enemy variety. You may suffer many deaths, but Scourgebringer is just one of those games that you can’t help accept the punishment and then jump back in for revenge.

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