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Developer: Studios iLLOGIKA
Genres: Puzzle, Action
Somewhere, deep in the heart of Subaeria, there is an exciting and action packed puzzle game. Unfortunately, just like the dystopian underwater world the game presents, it is so deeply submerged that you'd never see it from the surface. Rather than the deep blue ocean though, it is a roguelite structure that hides what works about Subaeria, rendering its achievements impotent with toxic pacing and progression issues. It's a shame, as Subaeria showed promise.
Subaeria is a different type of action puzzle platformer with some roguelike elements. You'll end up dying a lot, but you'll make some progress with every run as you unlock new apps, boosts, and perks to change how you approach your next run. Once you get into the groove, your runs will flow without issue.
Overall, once you get into the groove, Subaeria is a fun puzzle game. If you're a fan of roguelikes and puzzle games, then you might be ready to give this one a shot. The graphics are very polished, and the gameplay mechanics are indeed different enough to make it stand from other puzzle games or roguelikes. The concept is clever, there's a good variety of puzzles to solve, but there is room for improving the game if the team adds more variety to the randomly generated rooms.