Deep Sky Derelicts
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Deep Sky Derelicts is a decent little adventure that cares more about the journey than the destination. The problems are enough to keep me from loving it, but the combat is addictive and the exploration, while annoyingly simple, rewarding. If you're a fan of roguelikes, dungeon crawlers, or sci-fi RPGs, it's worth checking out.
Great ideas and some outright fun is far too often marred by technical glitches, a maddening GUI, and simply overwhelming amounts of numbers and terms with very little information as to what any of it does. The originality of the game is cool but there are too many ideas were packed in without actually making sure they all work together coherently.
It is like sci-fi comic book with turn-based combat with cards. Just with poor story and some flaws.
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Everything about Deep Sky Derelict seems to have been done right, from the synthwave soundtrack to the lore to the unusual combat system. It's rare that a game with procedural elements holds my attention for long, and rarer still that an RPG can show me something new.
If you're looking for a turn-based strategy game set in a dystopian world where you won't feel attached by your characters and don't need to pay attention to the story, Deep Sky Derelicts has a lot to offer. Keep in mind though that while it's easy to pick up, Snowhound Games' title is hard to master.
Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition offers an accessible and enjoyable take on the deck-building dungeon-crawling genre, with the fun combat and slick presentation helping it stand out in the crowd. It’s just a shame that its explorative mechanics felt a little lacking, with the grid-based maps just feeling bland in design and growing repetitive to explore. Still, the game is a good starting point for those new to the card-orientated combat mechanics of the game, whilst deck-building veterans will find plenty of depth too. It might have some imperfections, but Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is certainly a solid release in the genre.
Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition offers a fun experience...if you give it enough time to push through some frustrations.
Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is a game worth experiencing if you’re a fan of tactical games, especially card-based ones. Even with a couple of odd design choices. The bugs, however, dampen the fun a great deal.
Deep Sky Derelicts does a pretty good job of mashing together a few different types of game. Visually it is pleasing to look at, and there is plenty of strategy to be had when venturing out into the old ships. Progression is fun, because it happens in multiple ways, and this game definitely had me wanting to do ‘just one more run’ pretty regularly. There are a few rough edges here and there along the way, but the overall experience was my cup of tea.
Deep Sky Derelicts is a very interesting proposition featuring a combination of strategy-based turn-based card combat with some RPG and Roguelike elements.
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