Disc Room Reviews

Disc Room is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Nov 26, 2020

Even though Disc Room is a fun game, its design suffers from difficulty that ultimately relies on randomness more than anything else.

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Oct 22, 2020

Being a game that will no doubt test your reflexes and tenacity, Disc Room will make the number of deaths you have in a Dark Souls game look miniscule in comparison.

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Noisy Pixel
John Rangel
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

Disc Room is a straightforward arcade game that is fun to sink a few hours in as you reach a heightened sense of being. Weaving in and out of blades that are inches from you and pulling off some split-second dodges is panic-inducing but also pretty rewarding to your gaming ego. Even with a repetitive gameloop and some not-so-useful abilities, I had a great time maneuvering through this daring adventure while solving puzzles and facing death head-on.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
78 / 100
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room provides hours of high-stress fun for daring adventurers, and a few mysteries to solve.

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80 / 100
Oct 26, 2020

Disc Room requires the players to focus every second of the gameplay. Sometimes you’d even think that the developers want you to suffer and feel pain as if they are enjoying torturing the players because of their lack of skills. But there are still parts where they considered the wide range of players who would try an easier difficulty or apply less violent visuals. Even if you’re not a fan of the bullet-hell genre, give this game a go to. There aren’t much games out there that openly show ‘consideration’ for their players.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2020

With inventive objectives, Disc Room is a game recommended for everyone, but mainly for those looking for a frantic challenge. Just as everything in it is designed to kill us, everything also looks exquisite: the stages are interesting, the puzzles are creative and the enemies are very sharp (in both directions). However, there are noticeable performance problems during the short journey. That way, possible bug fixes, as well as those made by the team of scientists in Jupiter's orbit in 2089, would certainly make the great title even better.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 22, 2020

If you’re up for a slice and dice kind of challenge, you’ll definitely want to take Disc Room for a spin.

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8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room is short and sweet, with an interesting aesthetic and some intriguing character building. Unfortunately the latter is hidden in menus, so there’s a chance not all players will get to see what is, in my opinion, one of the best parts of the game.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 22, 2020

You’ll play for the addicting bullet hell action but stay for complexities beneath its surface. Just don’t pull your hair out along the way.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room is a fun, fast, and challenging experience with nearly infinite replayability.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2020

Disc Room may run out of the fresh ideas in a little while, but those few hours are distinguished adventure.

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8 / 10
Oct 23, 2020

Disc Room is a great example of a little indie game doing a damn fine job. From a small idea of bullet hell meets dungeon crawler, the developers have polished the concept up quite nicely. The variety of design ensure that each room feels unique. The innate difficulty of the game provides a satisfying challenge although it can also lead to some frustration. But thankfully the difficulty settings here are highly customisable and allow for great accessibility. Sure there are some confusing rooms, but they’re balanced out by amazing boss fights that left me wanting more. Overall, whilst there are some missteps, it’s definitely one game that’s well worth a try.

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8 / 10
Oct 31, 2020

Like a lot of other releases in the Devolver line up, Disc Room is a wonderfully unique release that stands out well on the eShop. That premise of "a shoot 'em up without the shooting" seems silly at first, but very quickly shows itself to be an interesting idea that's taken in plenty of fun directions. Disc Room is tough as nails in all the right ways, and this combined with plenty of secrets, solid accessibility options, and an intriguing premise makes for an experience we can easily recommend. Don't pass this one up, it's definitely worth your time.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 29, 2020

All in all, Disc Room is a solid addition to the bullet hell genre. Alongside fluid gameplay mechanics, the choice to include puzzles makes the reaction-based thought process required to succeed in the game that much more chaotic and fun.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room wants to cut you in so many ways. It wants to chew you up, dismantle you, and make you say a swear or 50 creatively woven into the same sentence. It’s bullet hell without the regular therapy of being able to return fire. But for all of those aspects, it's also horribly addicting. The ease of picking up where you left off and trying your darndest to survive just a little bit longer to unlock a room left me putting down my controller, rubbing my head, and then often picking it up to say, “this will be the time I get it. This time.” It’s not a ridiculously long or complex romp. But it also doesn’t really need to be. It knows what it wants to be. It wants to be your murderer. And the only way you’re going to thwart it is by surviving just long enough to open its next doors and beat its myriad of challenges.

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8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room is a hell of floating discs, obscure puzzles and inevitable death. It's great.

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Edmond Tran
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 22, 2020

Exciting and stressful in the way all good twitch-action games are, Disc Room makes you cherish every second you manage to survive in its sawblade-filled stages.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
8.2 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2020

Disc Room is an outrageous experience built around one single philosophy: getting cut in half by spinning discs. However, the challenges for surviving as long as possible and grazing past enemy attacks satisfies a craving that only the most polished of Japanese shmups could satisfy.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2020

In summary, Disc Room is a great title that really brings the "timed survival" reminiscent of some more classic games back to life. With colorful environments, interesting region design, many different types of discs to avoid, and some neat abilities to change up your play style, Disc Room certainly provides a solid experience. With added gameplay value in the form of extra challenge rooms and hard mode, there is a great deal in terms of content for what you pay for. As a switch title, I definitely appreciated how you can pick up a room or two at a time for only a few minutes between doing chores, or waiting for the laundry, or while on public transit. It's fun and simple, and that's exactly what it needs to be.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2020

Disc Room has its sharp edges. I find the story to be fun, imaginative, and clever. With that said, how the story is presented over a few short comic strips with no lines of spoken dialog or names is going to be divisive. Also, I think Disc Room’s difficulty is going to turn some people off. You really have to be patient, die a lot, and adapt. Players should not be bothered by giving up and moving to a different room before coming back. This could be a game you might want to stay away from if you smash controllers. However; there are three difficulty sliders that slow down the pace of the game, decrease the complexity of the goals, as well as the hazards.

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