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Loot Rascals

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 7, 2017
PCMar 7, 2017

Developer: Hollow Ponds

Genres: Roguelike, RPG

Only you can rescue Big Barry - your huge robot head pal - from a space theme park that’s been invaded by a tentacled pan-dimensional godbeast Explore an alien planet, beat a menagerie of strange baddies and win Loot Cards which give you special abilities. Choosing which to equip requires strategic thinking - the way you lay them out is crucial, and some must be sacrificed because cards are also the precious resources you need to heal and use powerful abilities. Careful though because baddies can loot you! The cards they steal drop into other players’ games. When you defeat an Elite Baddie you’ll get another player’s card: will you return it or keep it for yourself? Either way, prepare for a visit from that player's Holographic Helper to shower you with thanks or terrible vengeance - Loot Rascals is a tale of friendship, loss, and redemption! Every game is different in this procedurally generated roguelike: gather Loot Cards, show the Thing Below who’s boss, and fly Big Barry to victory!
Loot Rascals - Announcement Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Loot Rascals - Announcement Trailer | PS4

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The loop of finding better cards and making your way through a tough area is fast and enticing – when you're dealt the right hand

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Loot Rascals is a gorgeous, tactical turn-based roguelike that doesn’t always give back as much as it takes.

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With Loot Rascals, I feel like I can loot forever. Whether that's actually true has yet to be proven, but I'm going to have lots of fun figuring it out.

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Loot Rascals has potential, but the over reliance on luck and a lack of any real progression lets it down some what. I appreciate what Hollow Ponds is attempting to do with the game but without any tangible feedback that you’re improving it can feel like effort and time is being wasted. Still, the gameplay is actually fun, and the on-the-fly strategy aspect utilising cards is a system that has been implemented well. Loot Rascals looks great and plays well, and its style will appeal to some. If you want a game that is challenging, humourous, but very reliant on luck then Loot Rascals is for you.

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