SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Reviews
SteamWorld Quest's card-based RPG combat offers an insane amount of choice, making it as flexible as it is fun.
A card-battling RPG enlivened with wit and character.
The weakest of the recent SteamWorld games but still an enjoyable, if rather unfair, mix of role-playing game and card-battler.
Cobbling together the right assortment of cards, combat, and characters is fun. However, shortcomings in progression, story, and complexity create a sterile experience
The latest must-own Nintendo Switch game is SteamWorld Quest
SteamWorld Quest's accessible take on card-based combat is undermined by an uneven difficulty curve that frustrates more than it encourages.
SteamWorld Quest is a diet RPG, but it still contains plentiful portions of Image & Form's unique charm and humor. Its card-based battle system is engaging, and you might find yourself enjoying it a lot even if you're not a big fan of digital card games. Expect a straightforward journey that ends much sooner than most RPGs, but maybe a 15-hour quest isn't such a bad thing in a genre that keeps piling on 100-hour epics.
The thing is, I would have played SteamWorld Quest for 40 hours, flaws and all. It's brief in more ways than one but charming as hell. I hope Image & Form continues to make games and, to go one step further, never stops creating SteamWorld experiences.
An excellent RPG and an excellent card game that mixes both genres to create a unique experience that will entertain you durin almost 20 hours despite it's not specially varied outside its cards.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A delightfully whimsical steampunk-RPG romp and you'd have to be malfunctioning to miss out on it.
I never should have doubted Image & Form, and I hope the studio knows that my expectations are now sky high for whatever it does next.
SteamWorld Quest isn’t going to be the next Slay the Spire, and to be honest, die hard Spire-ites will probably find its one-and-done story a bit, well, restricting. But for card novices (which I count myself one of), it’s still a real charmer, no matter how sluggish it might get in those early hours.
Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a creative infusion of card-based combat with a traditional RPG. It plays entirely unlike any other card combat game, and it's worth a look even for those who don't generally like the genre. While it's light on story, less replayable than other card games, and could use some refinement when it comes to building decks and equipping characters, it's still a fun twist on a familiar concept that's easy to recommend.
Even if you’re not big on card games, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is another home run for Image & Form and a definite must-buy on Nintendo Switch.
SteamWorld Quest is a delightful and epic parable about heroism and the ease of forgetting about it in times of peace.
Review in Italian | Read full review
With wonderful combat and more charm than any game I can name off the top of my head Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a very easy recommendation from me despite a few undercooked ideas.
SteamWorld Quest can best be described as an RPG that's both simple and in-depth, a game that features a marvelous visual presentation with its detailed environments and finely designed characters, as well as a fun and original cards gameplay system that delivers a more than welcome variety to the Nintendo Switch catalogue and which deserves to be played by every RPG fan out there.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is a funny, charming deck-building RPG that laughs in the face of fantasy and adventure tropes. In the end, though, the game falls victim to repetitive gameplay and ends up overstaying its welcome.
Even if you’ve never played a SteamWorld game, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is the perfect place to start.