ScourgeBringer Reviews

ScourgeBringer is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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4.5 / 5.0
Oct 19, 2020

ScourgeBringer is an addictive experience that delivers terrific arcade-style gameplay.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2020

For fans of the genre, ScourgeBringer is an absolute must-play though, if only because it offers such a steep challenge to accompany those lovely, lovely visuals. It may not be the most original concept, but what it does it does very well.

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9 / 10
Oct 19, 2020

ScourgeBringer is a wonderfully slick and addictive roguelite adventure that flings its players headlong into non-stop frenetic combat and never lets up. This is an unapologetically tough game and if you struggle with the constant repetition and death inherent in the roguelite genre you may find it all a little hard to put up with. However, if you're not put off by a challenge, or if you're a Celeste or Dead Cells fan who is craving more, what Flying Oak Games has conjured up with this one is sure to absolutely delight.

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7 / 10
Oct 19, 2020

ScourgeBringer manages to work on the strength of its controls and the overall smoothness of its combat.

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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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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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Recommended
Oct 21, 2020

Kinetic action, beautiful, horrible pixel-art and a sense of place that stays with you - this is a dark treat.

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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 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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8 / 10
Oct 21, 2020

ScourgeBringer has strong pixel visuals, extremely tight gameplay, and a high level of challenge. But a lack of variety limits its appeal.

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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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8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

ScourgeBringer offers players an engaging roguelike challenge that will be a joy to play for fans of the genre. With its tight controls, beautiful graphics, and thrilling combat, ScourgeBringer is sure to keep you on your toes throughout a run.

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8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

As expected, ScourgeBringer is a well-balanced and dynamic Rogue-lite. Thanks to a fast-paced action and a complete set of moves, Kyhra's adventure through this sometime repetitive but nervous environment makes us want to go for another run almost everytime.

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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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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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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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82 / 100
Oct 26, 2020

Still though, I never complained about character development when I was playing Sunset Riders on that emulator. I played it a zillion times, trying to beat the next boss or get a high score. That game could entertain me for hours, simply because it was nice to look at and felt great. And that feeling, where the controls help make the drama… you can’t fake that. That’s why you’re going to play ScourgeBringer and you’re going to enjoy it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

ScourgeBringer offers everything you'd want from a roguelite experience. Fast-paced gameplay, amazing visuals and soundtrack, and understandable systems round out a truly enjoyable experience. Some button-heavy combat and hardcore difficulty aren't enough to damper the fun to be had in this top-notch action-platformer.

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Unscored
Oct 27, 2020

In the end, I do think it is too “hurt me plenty” for me, only just. The sensation of being slapped right back to the start every time and having to repeat the opening level is as likely to produce a frustrated sigh as it is to inspire a “one more go” mentality. In this case, new minibosses have started to appear to offer some variety. But I’m probably bowing out, at least for the time being. That’s okay. I can appreciate the knuckle-cracking attitude of improvement-by-death while also being ready to lay down my demon razor and die no more. You win this one, ScourgeBringer.

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