Roguebook

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews
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Jun 15, 2021

Errors aside, though, Roguebook is still an exceptionally fun experience. It's a very good deckbuilding game hiding within an innovative take on roguelike play, and the charm of its characters and the accessibility of its difficulty will go a long way in compelling people to give it a try. A deeper story, more variety in levels and characters, and some crucial bug fixes would go a long way in giving Roguebook long-lasting appeal, but it's still well-worth checking out for fans of either roguelikes or deckbuilders - as long as they can stomach a few crashes and don't mind a bit of an easier experience than they may be used to.

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70 / 100
Jun 15, 2021

In Roguebook each player defines how they want to carry out their game. With his two heroes equipped he must advance through some blank pages and try to tackle all the dangers that lie behind them.

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8 / 10
Jun 16, 2021

Roguebook is a refreshing take on traditional card games. With its original map and combat mechanics, it delivers engaging roguelike elements that keep things interesting run after run. While the game might not contain the world’s most ground-breaking story, card game aficionados are sure to find something to their liking in this Faeria-themed release.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2021

Roguebook mixes elements just right to create a competent and enjoyable deck building roguelike. Its big difference is its focus on a pair of heroes, whose unique abilities are used in tactical combat with cards and positioning — there are lots of synergies and strategies available, and it's fun to test the various possibilities. The world captivates with its elaborate fantasy setting, and the mechanics of drawing paths on the map bring freedom to matches. The title invites us to play it constantly with unlockables and customization options, but the limited variety of content makes things a little tiring after a while. In the end, Roguebook turns out to be a unique and engaging deckbuilder roguelike.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2021

'Roguegbook', which is created by card game veterans, shows strong basics. if some bugs are fixed as soon as possible, then it can be a long-running roguelike deck builder.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2021

Overall, Roguebook is a great addition to both the roguelike and deck building franchise. The combat system is well fleshed out, the map exploration is fun and thought provoking, and the game isn't purely reliant on luck to get you through. While you probably won't be doing a lot of runs in one sitting, each run is short enough to not feel like a drag, and you can save your progress and leave to come back to it later, or just abandon the run altogether if you need to. With nice graphics and explanations for all the card effects you may not know, simply by hovering your mouse over it, Roguebook is really easy to get drawn into.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2021

Roguebook can be a bit too reliant on RNG and give you the false impression of “simplicity” due to its aesthetic. But do not be fooled, there’s an extremely compelling and deep deckbuilder with a lot of original ideas. Just get ready for some hard — but rewarding — learning curve.

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6.7 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2021

Among many roguelike TCG genres, this one seems to fill in the gaps that the existing games failed to do so. The game’s overall atmosphere is warm and cozy. But due to its warmth, while it may feel too simplistic, the design aspect is heavily committed to this rare genre, thus making it feel like they’re devoted to do their part. Some of the areas still feel incomplete but their efforts in making deck building easier for newcomers is a great feat. We’re hoping for continuous updates which would allow us to reveal new chapters.

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Unscored
Jul 20, 2021

Though the deck-builder is running the risk of being overexposed, Roguebook has enough interesting ideas at play to make it a worthwhile investment of time. It’s not likely to replace Slay the Spire or Monster Train for fans, but it carves out enough of its own niche that I can see it existing side-by-side.

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100 / 100
Jun 15, 2021

Roguebook has everything it needs to set the genre on fire. A gorgeous visual feast, combat as deep and challenging as any CCG, rewarding roguelike mechanics – it has it all. If you're a fan of the genre, this one is quickly setting up to be a GOTY contender.

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