Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
This game delivers a deep RPG experience where the various choices you make, both in character creation and in gameplay, have a bearing on what happens and how you need to go about completing tasks. There are general guidelines of what needs to be done but not a whole lot of direction on how to do those things, which leaves a lot of room for creativity.
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a fantastic RPG. The story is interesting, the characters are unique, the quests are varied, and the systems run deep. There are a variety of different ways to play this game and I can't wait to jump back in and explore some new paths. This is one nightmare I highly recommend.
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones has an interesting art direction and a good Lovecraftian inspiration, but seems to be split in half between its nice all-around RPG mechanics and a slow and not very engaging turn-based strategic combat.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones will not reveal all of its secrets, but it's an amazing ride all the way through.
Faithfully adapted, bristling with depth, beautifully written and gorgeous to look at, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a fantastic role-playing game that's hampered by a frustrating and tedious combat system that is sure to turn many players away in the early goings.
Even though it lacks the presentation of a high-budget game, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is one enjoyable nightmare that I can't recommend enough to cRPG fans. Bristling with mythos creatures, beautifully-drawn environments, and great Lovecraftian inspiration, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a fantastic RPG that no fan of the cosmic horror should skip.
If you're looking for an old-school RPG (with strong Lovecraftian roots), this is definitely your game.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Stygian faithfully recreates the atmosphere of Lovecraft, warts and all, but it isn’t a very engaging adventure to play through.
With all said and done, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones does somethings quite good and other things, just serviceable. The atmosphere would make Lovecraft proud but gameplay and specially the fighting system is quite boring, Graphic design is unique but not beautiful and so on.
Review in Persian | Read full review
While not recommended for casual gamers, anyone who can look past some technical imperfections and appreciate well-executed tabletop-style role playing mixed with cosmic horror will get at least a dozen enjoyable hours out of Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones.