void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium
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Void Terrarium is tough, and it can be unforgiving with a lot of different systems to keep track of. But it's always a satisfying experience. It's not the greatest roguelike/Mystery Dungeon title I've played, but it might just have the most rewarding gameplay loop I've seen in the genre.
At its heart, Void Terrarium is a delightful, charming and compelling Tamagotchi-inspired 'keep them alive 'em up.' Sadly these magical moments are coated in so much tedious and overly-difficult combat and exploration bloat that it is exhausting to find them. There's magic hidden deep in this game, just be prepared to grind long and hard to find it.
A simple but solid roguelike, mixed with Tamagotchi systems.
As someone who loved A Rose in the Twilight and the whimsical art style found in both of these games, Void Terrarium is a hard sell. At its core, you have an okay roguelike that is bogged down by countless mechanics and things to pay attention to. Fight a monster, heal yourself, replenish your energy, clean up Toriko's poop, obtain food, drop something for a blueprint, and then rush home because she is about to starve to death. It's a lot to take in and as a result, falls short of simpler and less management heavy experiences.
While it would be nice to see Toriko as more of a character, everything else in Void Terrarium is bursting with charm.
The gameplay mix intrigues, but it's weighed down by overemphasis on all too familiar rogue-lite tropes. I want to love Void Terrarium, but fine ingredients don't always make for a satisfying dish if they aren't balanced well. This game is too heavy-handed on tedium, and progress coming from random chance rather than skill.
void tRrLM () - // Void Terrarium does a good job of bringing to the table the core elements of a good dungeon crawler, but lacks something new and fresh to keep itself apart from other titles.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Being able to raise deep concepts about duty, life and entertainment, makes this stand far above many other games.
void tRrLM();//Void Terrarium delivers a very interesting experience with elements of a genre rarely seen nowadays, with a very competently, well done and immersive ambiance, even if its clear technical limitations and the weakness of its plot limit its success.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
From the gentle subversion of the nature of progress in roguelikes, to the razor-focus on a sweet, paternal-style relationship between a robot and his ward, told with minimalistic elegance, Void Terrarium is a mature, different, and interesting take on the genre.