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Critic Reviews for Runers
It is as intense a game as I have played in recent times and I did get close to smashing a few things in frustration – it is as unforgiving as they come. A fast paced, pick-up-and-play, run-and-gun dungeon crawler that may impress the hardcore – if it doesn't drive them insane.
The difficulty can be daunting at times, and combined with a control scheme that can be a difficult one to master, it can get the better of some players. Still, for only $9.99, you'll get a lot of game in a little package, and if you take your time, can have a good time with it.
This is a game that's three inches deep, but nine miles wide- and I mean that as a compliment. The gameplay and spellcrafting mechanics are easy to understand, and between of the sheer number of spells, races, and classes you can combine, you aren't going to run out of stuff to discover any time soon. And the good news is that there's a ton of enemies that will require you to find and master these spells as quickly as possible. If you're a completionist, Runers is a dream come true.
Roguelikes always hold a strange place in my heart because while it feels exhilarating to have that great run where everything just works, it's so incredibly heart-breaking when that run inevitably fails. Runers will certainly test your patience, but it's kind of like a big puzzle for which someone has conveniently left you a giant tool kit but no instructions. Good luck!
I appreciated both the familiar elements of Runers and the new ideas that were tried. The options for customizing your character were also a great addition, and the variety of enemy types, character classes, and spells was a great asset to the game. The learning curve may inevitably drive some people off, but with a little experience the game becomes quite fun.