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.
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.
A great looking, challenging rogue-like game with a crazy heavy metal soundtrack to pump you up. Some people may be turned off because of the high difficulty, but if you keep with it, you will find your skill level will improve making the game easier.
ScourgeBringer manages to work on the strength of its controls and the overall smoothness of its combat.
ScourgeBringer has a mostly enjoyable flow to it and some great visuals, if you can see them in the chaos. However, it's joining the cavalcade of roguelites around at the moment, and brings little new to the table, outside of some often burdensome bullet hell elements. If you've got an itch for recurring death and frustration, this will definitely satisfy for a time, but there are far better examples of the genre out there.
ScourgeBringer is in a weird place where it's a novel concept, it's just a question of how it all comes together. There have been efforts to bridge the gap in difficulty, like making it more accessible, though it's a fast-paced game that requires good timing. This will resonate with some, maybe even to the point where they chase after all the challenge stars, with most doing two or three runs and finishing. Given the price, it's still a good value, though it hinges on how much value that provides.
ScourgeBringer has strong pixel visuals, extremely tight gameplay, and a high level of challenge. But a lack of variety limits its appeal.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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ScourgeBringer is a beautiful game, that combines an inspired pixel art with a very entertaining gameplay. Unfortunately, the limits of its low-budget nature tend to become apparent after a couple hours of play, when the poor variety starts to sink in.
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While the less powerful Vita version of ScourgeBringer does have a few performance issues, this is a great way to get into the addictive roguelike. With some brilliant swordplay, gorgeous pixel art, and a great progression system, you should prepare your handheld and get ready to judge the Judges.
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.
It almost feels like nitpicking to find flaws in ScourgeBringer, as it has an answer for almost anything that might be a problem.
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.
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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