Deep Sky Derelicts Reviews
A strong identity, distinct classes and engaging turn-based fights make it easy to overlook Deep Sky Derelicts' endgame woes.
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.
Overall, however, I like Deep Sky Derelicts. It's literally the embodiment of "easy to pick up, difficult to master" and it will provide fans of Darkest Dungeon with another terrifying journey into the unknown that will require nuanced and strategic gameplay in order to be successful.
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 provides an exciting blend of tactics, card game, and roguelike elements.
Deep Sky Derelicts has everything you'd expect from this type of game, but it doesn't measure up to its famous predecessors. Ordinary players will probably get tired very soon because of the drab environments and endless collecting of various junk. But the fans of the genre certainly won't be disappointed.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Essentially, Deep Sky Derelicts suffers from what is essentially a pacing whiplash, alternating between being rather bland and being rather addicting. If anything, I’d suggest trying to get some more variety in battles, whether that be on your own part or from the devs, and increasing the encounter rate, or at least providing an option to adjust it, to help make the game not feel like a purely exploration game instead of a turn-based strategy style. While certainly not for everyone, it does have the draw for those who enjoy turn-based, strategy, and deckbuilding style games. Those coming from Darkest Dungeon would also probably find Deep Sky Derelicts a good next step in their game list.
It is like sci-fi comic book with turn-based combat with cards. Just with poor story and some flaws.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Despite a fair few niggling gripes with it, Deep Sky Derelicts is a damn fine game. As far as roguelikes go, it manages to be something new and different while still staying true to all the things that make the genre great. It’s stands out in an overcrowded genre on the ingenuity of its setting and a few unique mechanics. It can be brutal at times, but compelling enough to get you through it. I played a lot more than I need to. It’s a solid example of a tried and tested genre. For their second game, and their first PC title, this is an excellent showing from Snowhound Games. I look forward to their next offering. If you want to see more reviews like this, head on over to https://opencritic.com/and look for us there.
All things considered, Deep Sky Derelicts is a perfectly serviceable card-based RPG. However, those looking for another Slay the Spire phenomenon may be disappointed.
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.
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 is a very interesting proposition featuring a combination of strategy-based turn-based card combat with some RPG and Roguelike elements.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.
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.
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: Definitive Edition offers a fun experience...if you give it enough time to push through some frustrations.