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Griftlands

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Based on 5 critic reviews
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85

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General Information

Developer: Klei Entertainment

Genre: Roguelike

Griftlands is a deck-building rogue-like where you fight and negotiate your way through a broken-down sci-fi world. Every decision is important, be it the jobs you take, the friends you make, or the cards you collect. Death comes quickly, but each play offers new situations and strategies to explore. At this stage of development you can play as Sal or Rook, with a third character and campaign in development. Sal is an adventurer out for profit and revenge. Rook is an aging spy working his own agenda. Expect regular updates, including new cards, quests and characters as we work on the game with community feedback! BATTLE CHALLENGING BOSSES Test your combat decks against powerful foes with unique mechanics and attacks. BUILD A TEAM - OR BUY ONE! Hire mercenaries, find pets, or impose upon your friends to accomplish your goals. MASTER HUNDREDS OF CARDS Each character has unique negotiation and combat decks to draft from. Get powerful item cards from fallen foes, or as rewards. DECISIONS MATTER Killing foes may incur the wrath of their friends, but sparing them leaves a dangerous piece on the board. Choose wisely, everyone remembers everything you do! WELCOME TO HAVARIA Each playable character's story takes place in a unique environment, with different factions and locations to explore and exploit. EXPLORE A BROKEN-DOWN SCI-FI WORLD The world of Havaria is a harsh place, full of harsher denizens. Explore lush, hand-illustrated environments full of people who want to kill you. PLAYING POLITICS FOR KEEPS Each character has a factional allegiance and an opinion of you. Play politics between rivals, and try to capture the most powerful social boons. But watch out -- doublecross the wrong person, and you'll be subject to their bane! OUTWIT OR OVERPOWER Overcome obstacles with the power of your fists - or your words. You'll need to pick your cards and play them right if you're going to survive. Build two decks simultaneously, balancing the tradeoffs of each. Learn from each attempted run through the various stories of the Griftlands. Encounter different combinations of enemies, quests, and events every time you play. Your fate is determined by your choices, and by fate.

Griftlands Critic Reviews

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Charm and good storytelling overcome limited, experimental deck-building.

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I like the world and the writing, and I especially like how it can click its heels and conjure up a story – as long as you don’t get bogged down in overlong battles. It’s certainly worth keeping an eye on, and if any of this sounds interesting then an early access visit might well be worth your while.

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Griftlands is an atypical deckbuilding roguelite with an addictive gameplay formula and a top notch narrative. I can see myself playing this game for a very long time while trying to master everyone of its aspects.

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Griftlands shines in unexpected places.

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