Epistory - Typing Chronicles

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Percentile Rank

Epistory - Typing Chronicles is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

58%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 31, 2016

It really is a lovely thing, offering a good amount of game for a tenner, rising above its own gimmick to be a little bit special.

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Scored Reviews

ThisGenGaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

Epistory is an unexpected indie gem.

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The Escapist
Apr 7, 2016

Epistory doesn't try to do too much, instead focusing on perfect execution of what it does. The world is gorgeously crafted around you as the narrator lulls you into contentment, but the creeping insect enemies will keep you moving and actively entertained.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 14, 2016

Despite the intense final battles, each level is nothing but a gift to its players

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Apr 9, 2016

Epistory - Typing Chronicles is an incredibly innovative game with an engaging story that has the potential to become one of the best titles of the year. If you throw out your prejudices against an unusual genre, you'll enjoy hours of great entertainment that you'll never forget.

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IGN Italy
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2016

An original and very well developed idea gives birth to a fascinating, entertaining and quite challenging adventure.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2016

Epistory - Typing Chronicles seriously surprised me. This game takes elements from other games and puts them together in fantastic ways. I was constantly impressed with what the game threw at me, and it left me wanting more when I was done.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2016

It takes about six hours to get through the campaign, but it's engaging throughout. Each dungeon adds a new twist to the exploration, and each new piece of typing magic increases the complexity of the combat. The base mechanic may conjure up thoughts of Mavis Beacon, but so much has been built onto that foundation, making Epistory - Typing Chronicles so much greater than just a typing game.

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Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2016

Epistory is a zelda-like adventure in a universe made of paper and words. It has its own style (even if it can't compete with the fascinating inventions of Tearaway), and elegantly mixes combat and exploration. Is a short and compelling experience, but it would have been nice to see more variety in the structure of the dungeons.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 15, 2016

While “one of the most inventive typing games out there” is a summary in danger of being mistaken for faint praise, Epistory’s wonderful, paper-craft design and smart, word-based battle system combine to make it exactly that.

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NZGamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2016

Maybe the most enjoyable typing game ever, but it’s clichéd story elements hold it back.

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Player.One
Mar 30, 2016

Epistory takes some interesting chances and sets out to make a decidedly different game than anything we’ve experienced over the last few decades. Those who’ve been yearning for a new typing game may find enough to justify a $12.99 purchase, but Epistory is unlikely to convert any new fans of the genre.

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Slant Magazine
Apr 20, 2016

The game gets lost in metonymy, the act of substituting a label for something of a real substance or meaning.

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