Epistory - Typing Chronicles

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

58%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

Epistory is an unexpected indie gem.

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