Loot River Reviews

Loot River is ranked in the 40th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
May 6, 2022

You know that moment in a good roguelite where you've overextended yourself, but you've also won riches that you don't want to lose before you can bank them? This is what Loot River is built for, ultimately: I race around the world, dashing from one tile to another, breaking off from a little continent, an archipelago of burning wood and then searching, searching for the level's exit as I eye my tiny health gauge with fear. A procedural dungeon-crawler where you can rescramble the once-scrambled levels? Gary Chang would be proud.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

It took me a little over six hours to get my first victory screen, but that wasn’t the end of the game. Unlocking everything, uncovering secrets, and piecing together the lore are all a part of the almost inexhaustible experience. It can be acutely irritating to fall victim to a first-level foe after nearly making it to the last boss in the previous run, but the game is hard to put down. Loot River reimagines some of its inspirations' best elements, offering players a chance to sail cleverly through each environment, grow powerful enough to slice up once-impossible threats, and unravel a story that smartly weaves into its gameplay.

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80 / 100
May 3, 2022

An entertaining roguelite that will catch you not only for the original of its "Tetris" mechanics, but also for the great fusion with the soulslike style, its beautiful aesthetics and the number of "runs" that you will have to overcome to discover all its secrets. If you like the genre, you will like it, despite the flaws it has at the moment.

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6 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

‎Loot River proposes a mixture of appetizing and ingenious proposals, which are enjoyable for a few hours. But with the passage of time, being half gas in so many aspects ends up taking its toll on the work.‎

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7 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

A strange mix of various different types of games. If you are looking for something unique and different you might find some solace in this little game, but beware the less than ideal graphics and enemies that are lacking in the uniqueness department.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Loot River offers a challenge for the most sadistic of players. While the combat elements are enjoyable and the moving platforms give it a new spin that really works, I just always felt cheated with the lack of progress I was making.

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JVL
Top Critic
12 / 20
Jun 7, 2022

On paper, Loot River has it all and that's actually the feeling you get during the first few hours of play. Unfortunately, his excessive punitiveness forcing to start all over again from the beginning, or almost, quickly develops a feeling of weariness.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
6 / 10
Jul 4, 2022

Perhaps the game should have stayed in the early access format as long as possible, rather than rushing to release in the Xbox Game Pass collection. Probably, after a year of patches it will be a completely different game.

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7 / 10.0
May 11, 2022

Loot River is not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination; it, like many new IP’s just needs some tweaking to iron out some of its technical issues and I have no doubt that with its truly unique blend of traditional roguelikes with a dash of a block puzzler, that Loot River will quickly carve out a place for it on the ever-growing roguelike mountain.

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Unscored
May 3, 2022
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8 / 10.0
May 4, 2022

Loot River has a lot of good features. Controls, artwork, music are all very nice. The combat, while not bad, does nothing to move the genre forward. The unique Tetris-like platform moving is enjoyable, but nowhere near the complexity or difficulty of Tetris. I can see the potential for a great experience, but it just isn't quite there. Occasional difficulty spikes that knock me for a loop and put me out of the mood to make another run leaves Loot River as a good, not great, game.

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9 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Dark Souls meets Diablo and spices it up with a bit of Tetris in this original "shifting" action-roguelike that will test both your combat skills and your wits.

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8 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Loot River is a complete, difficult and well-packaged work. A unique mechanic that of Tetris-style platforms, which lends itself well to the game world created by the guys of Straka Studio. Too bad for the neo represented by that problem to the hitboxes and animations of certain characters. Overall, however, the game is more than valid, fun, challenging and that will keep you glued to the screen for a long time.

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3.5 / 5.0
May 3, 2022

In light of Loot River’s shortcomings, it’s still a worthwhile title to play. Flicking Tetris blocks through an astonishingly fluid river is so satisfying. And while I have issues with the combat, the weapons and spells are fun to use when they work. If Loot River gained a roadmap of good changes and content to add to the pile, it could stand toe-to-toe with some heavy-hitters leading the genre.

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6 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Moving blocks and traversing pixelated waters of Loot River is fun, and I hope the developers will show the game’s full potential in the future. But right now, they need to fix it and make the gameplay more diverse.

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8 / 10.0
May 4, 2022

A roguelike that a combo of solid combat and sliding block puzzles, but prepare to be broke a lot.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 3, 2022

Even occasional bugs and minor inconsistencies on challenge do little to sully a terrific first try for straka.

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Niche Gamer
bigbear51
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2022

Unless you’re someone who really enjoys roguelikes as a genre. Then this would be something you could spend a weekend on. Otherwise if you’re only a more casual fan of the style of game, then look at the one that reach a higher standard.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2022

Loot River has addictive gameplay and you'll want to play it again. However, there isn't much story, which is a shame for the interesting world I found myself in.

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TrueGaming
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2022

Loot River has the potential to be a spectacular roguelike experience with its interesting idea of controlling the platforms. However, the application of basic aspects of the experience wasn't done probably and the game feels like an unfinished product.

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