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Source of Madness

Carry Castle, Thunderful
May 11, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5

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Source of Madness | Release Date Trailer | May 11, 2022 thumbnail

Source of Madness | Release Date Trailer | May 11, 2022

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Source of Madness - Reveal Teaser | Thunderful Publishing

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Critic Reviews for Source of Madness

Source of Madness is a roguelite with a brilliant potential, which unfortunately feels mostly squandered. It's a fun game mechanically, but repetition kicks in after just a few hours.

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These smaller issues pale in comparison to what Source of Madness gets right. The gorgeous 2D art style, atmospheric music, and crunchy sound design underpin a combat system that is deep and rewarding, and is sure to keep surprising players deep into their time with the game. For gamers searching for a gratifying roguelite filled to the brim with passion and creativity, Source of Madness is more than worth the cost of admission.

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Visually, this is a cosmic horror fan’s fantasy. Nameless creatures and an accursed world are all procedurally generated for a unique experience in each run. The downside is the incredibly disappointing gameplay often layered with grinding, camera and control issues, underwhelming combat, terrible UI, and repetition beyond the norm for a roguelite. Accompanied with a few haunting bugs here and there, Source of Madness is merely a shadow of more enjoyable games.

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I found myself more enamored with the idea of playing Source of Madness than I did with the game itself.

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Some good ideas and a deep love for the work of the immortal H.P. Lovecraft are not enough to recommend Source of Madness, since there are far better roguelites on all the platforms the game hit.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Source of Madness is a roguelike that has some interesting ideas and a design that mostly works but is bogged down by uninspired combat that isn’t consistent enough to make it stand out among the mountain of options available in this genre.

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While I've played quite a number of roguelike shooters and slashers on the Switch, I'll gladly admit that there's nothing I've encountered on the system quite like Source of Madness...

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Source of Madness is a side scroller with strong Bloodborne influences. You travel as Acolyte is the dark world to discover exactly what is going on. Fight your way through the madness of the mysterious locations filled with cringing monsters. Use the magic attacks in your arsenal and fight on until the truth is revealed.

Review in Dutch | Read full review