Flinthook Reviews

Flinthook is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Apr 18, 2017

I highly recommend giving Flinthook a go. Gameplay is fluid, graphics look great, and the fast-paced action will keep you coming back for more. Being able to level up and improve your odds of surviving after every fun you do is a great mechanic that will make it easier for those of you not used to roguelikes to get some quality time with this release. Even if you die and have to start from scratch, at least you can get stronger as you go!

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Apr 18, 2017

Zipping around levels with your hookshot and using your various power-ups to navigate some of the tough scenarios that the game throws at you is rewarding. If Roguelikes are your thing, but you're not looking for something that's too taxing Flinthook is worth a look.

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90 / 100
Apr 18, 2017

Fun is a great describing word for Flinthook. It's fun to play, it's fun to look at, and it's fun to explore.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

You can see, how much work was put into Flinhook by the developer. Unfortunately the difficulty level sometimes spikes over the top, which makes it a game for the most persistent players.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Building up your stats and skillset between runs is a great reason to keep playing, though the lack of content may leave anyone not interested in high scores wanting

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Flinthook is a fine video game that sunk its hooks into me with easy to pick up and play gameplay, a catchy soundtrack, and cute characters. It's easily a recommendable rogue-lite for any fans of the genre or platformers in general. Just don't expect the game to anchor you to your seat unless you're the kind of person that needs to uncover every piece of treasure possible. Even if you aren't, Flinthook is a dandy game, in space.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2017

Flinthook is wonderful game that you will hate and hate until you get good at it.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Apr 18, 2017

With its satisfying controls and enthralling action, Flinthook is an exemplary roguelike. It gives players the space they need to really come to grips with the titular character's unique repertoire. Each raid presents its own challenges, and there's enough agency to keep every attempt interesting. The constant loop of level-ups of booster packs is maddeningly addictive. There's always something to look forward to, but never at the expense of the game's core. A bevy of extras, such as hardcore and infinite modes, round out this superb release.

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Unscored
Apr 18, 2017

This is another roguelike that pushes the genre forward, bringing pinpoint accurate jumping and shooting to the endless arcade randomization that players of these games love.

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8 / 10
Apr 18, 2017

Flinkhook is an enjoyable game, with worthy permanent upgrades that can help in each consecutive run. There are weekly and daily challenges, and even more complicated versions of bosses that you can unlock if you nothing else to purchase. The use of slowing down time and your grappling hook makes for a highly agile protagonist

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

2017 has been a phenomenal year for gaming so far and I must say that Flinthook is up there with the best.

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8 / 10
Apr 21, 2017

What Flinthook might lack in lore, story, and cohesion, it more than makes up for with its boatload of personality and style, all of which find themselves backed up by some of the smoothest 2D platforming gameplay around.

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7 / 10
Apr 21, 2017

It's an odd complaint, but Flinthook really does feel like a high-calibre platformer trapped within the confines of a popular genre. It's a blast to play and I don't even mind just how punishing it can get at times, but the interest wains as soon as death occurred. It took me straight out of the zone when playing and when the game doesn't have much to it beyond the gameplay, it's a bit of a downer. The foundations are there, but really the curtains don't match the décor.

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Atomix
Top Critic
85 / 100
Apr 21, 2017

With excellent gameplay mechanics, natural controls and an addictive roguelike experience, Flinthook is the best Tribute Games product to date. It offer us a good equilibrium between challenge, progression and fun.

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8.8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2017

You will be hooked by Flinthooks fast fun gameplay!

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Apr 24, 2017

Flinthook is beautiful, balanced retro platformer with an unnecessary roguelike structure.

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8 / 10
Apr 25, 2017

Flinthook sucks you in until you look at your clock and realise it’s 2AM and you’ve been playing far longer than you thought.

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7 / 10
Apr 26, 2017

While some may dismiss Flinthook initially, the game will sink its hooks into you if you give it a chance. The controls are sharp, the progression is satisfying, and the vibrant and unique art style will keep you smiling along the way.

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Apr 27, 2017

Tribute Games has delivered an excellently paced, charming, and wonderfully fun rogue-lite game accessible to nearly everyone.

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3.5 / 5.0
Apr 29, 2017

An enjoyable and fast paced game well suited to those looking for a challenge, with the hookshot mechanic making traversing the game a joy. The game is only let down by a punishing difficulty level that forces you to replay hours of sections you've already cleared, as well as enemies and ideas that become repetitive the more you play.

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