Crying Suns

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

60%

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79 / 100
Sep 26, 2019

It's too repetitive and easy, but Crying Suns story and frantic combat are worth experiencing anyway.

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80 / 100
Dec 7, 2019

Crying Suns is a characterful rogue-lite that really sets its sci-fi tone well from the get-go; strong writing and a great soundtrack build the universe while the high stakes nature of every move is engaging and keeps every run as fresh as the last.

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79 / 100
Oct 11, 2019

All told, Crying Suns is a slick reinterpretation of FTL’s core design.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2019

Crying Suns is an enjoyable roguelike experience that is carried by its excellent writing and gorgeous art direction. The story is a reminiscent of greatest works of Science Fiction, and will surely charm all fans of the genre. Although gameplay can get repetitive quickly Because of the way progression and events were designed, the robust storytelling mostly makes up for it

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Nov 19, 2019

Crying Sun is stylish, fast-paced and simple to play but its content runs thin and it can also be often unfair because of its high reliance on random factor. It may be true that half of everything is luck but in the long run, it doesn’t always turn into meaningful gameplay.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

Many games claim to be inspired by the likes of FTL, but few actually manage to do its legacy justice like Alt Shift's Crying Suns.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

It’s a very solid game that does everything it’s trying to do very well. It manages to weave a narrative seamlessly into rogue-lite gameplay and maintain the standard mechanical progression alongside it. Space rogue-lites are a genre I’ve been desperate to love for a long time, but between FTL and Space Traders: Frontiers I just couldn’t. This one is the exception to that rule. It takes the same formula and makes it far more palatable. It’s well worth playing.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Crying Suns is a solid story-driven take on the sci-fi strategy roguelite, with great atmosphere, an interesting story, and cerebral tactical combat. The experience is mired only by several bland game features, some grating repetitiveness from a lack of variety in events and dialogue, and an odd lack of personality from the officers.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

The world is interesting, the battle system is well done, tactical and fun. You have a lot of choices to make as you play, what to upgrade, how much to explore and how to handle events. Crying Suns takes a lot of inspiration from FTL, but twists the idea into its own unique set of game-play mechanics that set it apart.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Crying Suns, a grim, sci-fi rogue-like adventure, leads us through Alt Shift's version of a post-apocalyptic galaxy, complete with pirates, mutants, robot worshipping religious zealots, and other unsavory characters. The game features tactical combat, a strategic map with resource management mechanics, and a mystery for the player to unfold.

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