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More unlockable merchants and the possibility to open up shortcuts to lower levels of the Gungeon keep me hooked on the quirky Roguelike - despite dying at least a hundred times over the course of the game.
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Enter the Gungeon is a magnificent accomplishment in being able to merge an assortment of different things and excels in creating its own distinct package. If you’re a fan of either roguelikes, bullet hells, twin stick shooters or none of them like myself, you owe it to yourself to play this game. Due to how many guns, enemies and abilities to encounter, there are countless hours of gameplay and I look forward to jumping into the Gungeon every now and them for years to come.
This is the genre done right, although with an upbeat, uncruel approach that feels atmospherically more reminiscent of Rogue Legacy than, say, Nuclear Throne. It's very silly in presentation, but very serious in pixel-perfect controls. Goodness knows if it's good deeper in, but I'm having a brilliant time not finding out.
No game is perfect, but Enter the Gungeon is currently the pinnacle of Switch indie titles. It displays beautiful pixelated visuals, addictive twin-stick gameplay and outrageous rewards around every corner. A must buy!
Enter the Gungeon is incredibly stylish with an amazing pixel art aesthetic and charming gun themed enemies that are at times both adorable and frightening. The gameplay is fast-paced and difficult without being cheap and it possesses a rich and interesting lore, with several layers underneath the seemingly obvious "shoot your way until the end".
Enter The Gungeon is nigh-on perfect. The hits are fine, the gunplay is wonderful, the animation and designs are fantastic, and it really needs to be picked up and played by anybody who isn’t looking for something really casual.
Enter the Gungeon may seem too hard of a game to enjoy and may drive off a lot of gamers, but it's definitely on the top list for us. For one, the level of challenge it poses might be too high but the players are rewarded accordingly. It is a good time-killer because every run is just as fast-paced and action-packed as the last one, be it just a few minutes short or a full run of around an hour.
Enter the Gungeon is a fast paced dungeon shooter that punishes and rewards in equal measure. Easy to get into, and tough as nails when it wants to be, Dodge Roll's energetic and hilarious loot 'em up is sometimes frustrating, but more often a joy to experience.
Enter the Gungeon is gorgeous and filled with well-tuned, exhilarating gameplay. Although difficult, there are so many possibilities within Enter the Gungeon that it very rarely feels like you're not making progress
With tons to find, unlock and kill, Enter the Gungeon is easily recommendable to those that don't mind a bit of repetition and difficulty, and especially to fans of Nuclear Throne and Binding of Isaac. While it doesn't totally reinvent the twin-stick shooter, it has all but perfected it and is worth every penny.
A benchmark in the roguelite genre, Enter the Gungeon is a triumph that mixes familiar tropes and an arsenal of bombastic weapons that makes every run exciting and new.
Guns, bullets, co-op, mayhem, action, humor, colorful, zany, challenging, death, and fun. These are the key words I'd use to describe my time with Enter the Gungeon and I can't wait to play more.
Enter the Gungeon is a wonderful, demanding yet rewarding, roguelike twin-stick shooter where the visuals marry perfectly with the gameplay to deliver one of the most addictive experiences in recent memory. Fans of Binding of Isaac, Spelunky et al sit up and take notice, Enter the Gungeon rolls with the punches and delivers an experience worth of sitting alongside these greats.
It’s an unmissable game that truly feels at home here. And whether you’re playing for the first time or the 896th, it feels exciting, fresh and unique. Enter the Gungeon has always been a game that you must play, now, on the Switch, it’s a game you must OWN.
Overall, Enter the Gungeon has plenty to keep you busy, whether it's collecting everything and filling up the "Ammonomicon" or just attempting to finish it with each of the characters.
As a whole Enter the Gungeon is every bit a best-in-class roguelike shooter on the Switch. Not only is the core gameplay wonderfully intense yet tightly controlled but touches like a well-implemented teleportation system in the map prevent your adrenaline levels to have a chance to subside. The bosses all have their own feel and most have quite a personality to go with their toughness. All things considered if you’re a roguelike shooter fan in the least you would be doing yourself a great disservice not giving Gungeon a spin.
While the Rogue like genre may be getting a little crowded, there's certainly room for the likes of Enter the Gungeon. It ticks all the boxes, with gameplay that beckons you to come back for one more run, a great art style and presentation, and seemingly something new discover or unlock on every playthrough.
A toweringly charismatic twin-stick blaster that expertly marries retro shooter beats with roguelike game mechanics, Enter the Gungeon is one of the cleverest and most enjoyable shooters money can buy.
Enter the Gungeon is one of the most polished games I've ever played, especially considering the multitude of items that are available. Just when I thought that the rogue-like genre had been done to death, this game comes along and completely turns me around. I'm not sure I'll ever master the Gungeon, but I'm not sure if I'll ever want to leave, either.
Enter The Gungeon is a brilliantly tactile, endlessly replayable twin-stick roguelike that sits right up there with the very best indie games on Nintendo Switch. With satisfying combat, random levels, and an endless supply of inventive weapons, items and secrets, it's always a total joy to play. Yet another modern indie classic has found a natural home on Nintendo's console.
One notable little detail in Enter the Gungeon is that every time you return to the hub area early on, the four characters keep decking out the little corner they've set camp in with more and more decorations such as bunk beds and pizza boxes, eventually becoming increasingly comfortable even as they keep heading back into the carnage over and over.
A game that's clearly the product of passion, talent and dedication, Enter The Gungeon is an exciting twin stick shooter that mixes up elements ranging from The Binding of Isaac, Dark Souls and Ikaruga (among others...). The result is a delightful and sadistic cocktail that the most hardcore gamers will fall in love with, but also one that is definitely not for everyone.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Enter the Gungeon is one of the most entertaining pixelated rogue-like shooters I played in recent times. It can lure even those who are not particularly keen on the genre. Great work, guys.
All in all, Enter the Gungeon is an enjoyable little indie game in a similar vein to The Binding of Issac, yet is different enough to be set apart from it's counterpart in many ways - The difficulty, the variety, and the god-damn puns are more than enough to satiate any Binding of Issac naysayers, and will keep you challenged for over 30 hours or more! I would rate Enter the Gungeon an 8.5 / 10.
The dungeon-craw- excuse me, "gungeon-crawling" mixed with twin-stick shooting has proven in the past to be a solid gameplay setup, and here mixed in with the smooth dodge-roll mechanic plus the great amount of customizable guns makes every run-through fun and exciting.
Enter the Gungeon is a lot of fun to play, and it will keep busy for hours as you try to get all the available trophies – and yes, this one does include a Platinum trophy! And just so you know, you'll easily be spending over 100 hours during your Platinum run, so be ready! I was never bored as I played for my Enter the Gungeon review, and I'm sure you'll be enjoying every minute of your time with this one. I highly recommend giving the game a go.
Enter the Gungeon is a solid action-packed release on Nintendo Switch that you should definitely add to your collection. Every run that you do will feel a bit different, and the more you play the more enemies you'll run into, learning about their movement and attack patterns so that you can make the most of subsequent runs – same goes for the weapons and items you can find or purchase.
Enter the Gungeon's design is quite sophisticated for a game about shooting bullets at anthropomorphized bullets with guns; it uses elements of one genre in the context of another, enhancing its most enjoyable elements. Despite there being so many more moving parts than in a typical arcade shooter, it somehow feels more immediate and focused on getting you into the action and keeping you there. And where other similar games can run out of novelty within a few hours, Enter the Gungeon is still surprising me with new implements of destruction after 50 hours of play.
Enter the Gungeon not only refines the mechanics of the roguelike shooter, but also introduces an eclectic mix of gameplay features from other genres with skillful execution. With brilliant pixel art, incredible attention to detail, Devolver Digital-esque humour, a wealth of content, and a high level of replayability, this is a brilliant game.
Enter the Gungeon is an incredibly addicting indie game that will keep you coming back for more. It goes to great lengths to improve on the rogue-like genre, fixing flaws and tightening balance, all with a tongue-in-cheek presentation that can't help but make you smile… if you like shooting things, that is.
Enter the Gungeon is a very solid Bullet Hell-Roguelite. While it does relatively little new things in terms of gameplay, it combines traditional features in a fresh matter and underlines them with its own unique and quirky charm.
If you're looking for a roguelike twinstick shooter, Enter the Gungeon is one of the best. You'll shoot and dodge roll your way through procedurally-generated levels. Over 200 guns and secret rooms means you'll dive into the Gungeon again and again. It's not the most most innovative roguelike, but what it does, it does well.
It won't have the most innovative gameplay, but Enter the Gungeon is entertaining and inspired. Mixing the mechanics of Nuclear Throne with some "bullet hell" action, it delivers a solid roguelike experience, with a ton of unconventional weapons to have fun with.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Enter the Gungeon is one of those "your mileage may vary" indie games. The pixel art is deliciously good and the gameplay mechanics are rock solid, but trying to mix a brutally hard roguelike with a loot-chaser collectathon seems counter-intuitive. If you can stomach the game's unforgiving challenge then there is a lot to love here, but expect to tear your hair out when the game kills you and you lose your meticulously sorted gun collection.
The game looks great with its fantastic pixel art and also has a soundtrack that makes the game sound just as cool as it looks. If you are into puns and twin-stick shooters then Enter the Gungeon is probably for you. The game also features a co-op mode so if you aren’t into getting beat on alone you can bring a friend along for the bullet storm ride.
Enter The Gungeon is an excellent example of a what a twin stick shooter should be and of a port done right. Its soundtrack and cool visuals are underpinned by an excellent control system and depth that keep you hooked.
Enter the Gungeon is slick, smooth and bombastic to play with a deluge of weapons and randomly generated weapons to keep things interesting. While it doesn't bring anything brand new to the genre, it's still a nail-biting thrill ride of a game worthy of high praise.
Enter the Gungeon is a charming bullet hell/roguelike hybrid that manages to balance the best elements of both its genre influences while carving out an identity of its own.
Cameron Kunzelman tweets at @ckunzelman and writes about games at thiscageisworms.com. His latest game, Epanalepsis, was released on May 21. It's available on Steam.
One third bullet hell, one third shoot 'em up, and one third roguelike, Enter the Gungeon is a magnificent blend of three genres that go together impressively well. The wide variety of guns keeps each playthrough feeling fresh, regardless of the character chosen, and the diverse enemy design is sure to keep players on their toes as they force their way through the Gungeon. There are some issues that rise from the randomness of it all, par for the course for a roguelike, but the fluid gameplay, massive weapon cache, and bullet-heavy atmosphere make Enter the Gungeon one incredibly endearing experience.
Enter the Gungeon naturally won't be for everyone, especially with its high difficulty and the pixel art graphics, regardless of how well crafted they are. It is, however, an excellent blend of roguelike and satisfying bullet hell gunplay that's easy to dip into time and again.
Enter the Gungeon is another in a long line of fantastic roguelikes. Its razor sharp twin-stick gunplay, huge variety of passive and active weapons, and clever world building make it an absolute joy to sink countless hours into. The lack of leaderboards or a daily run mode is a frustrating oversight, but you'll be too busy running, gunning, and dodge-rolling your way through its many caverns to notice or care.
Enter The Gungeon is the first game that I can firmly say I am addicted to. It is always different, exciting and makes me want to continuously push myself to get good to see everything that the Gungeon has to offer.
I love action movies. Not all of them, but the good action movies. Those that are simple, but intense; hat have so much charisma that one manages to connect within a few minutes of seeing them. And it's weird, because one would expect the same to be said about those games labeled as "action": those centered on spectacle, in taking us to past wars, future wars and other less important wars. Nonetheless, that hasn't happened to me in some time. In fact, the only that those famous titles have to show are... weapons.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Enter the Gungeon is an exhilarating experience, but the difficulty often comes from the game refusing to provide you the necessary tools, which offers its own unique challenges.