Lone Ruin Video Review by Noisy Pixel
date : 2023-01-12 15:00:32
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Lone Ruin Review - Noisy Pixel
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Debatably one of the most prolific indie game genres with many newcomers looking to be the next big thing there's an addictive quality to seeing how much further you can get with each fresh run either by changing your Loadout or pushing yourself to focus and get into sync with the game but it takes a strong marriage between weapons upgrades level layouts enemy patterns and player control to generate that staying power if just one of these falls out of balance it can make the experience slightly lopsided
Ruin from Cuddle monster games is a twin stick shooter roguelike that tries its best to replicate that sort of addictive cynical gameplay playing as an unnamed explorative Mage you enter a ruined magical City in search of the power nested within its crumbling walls as you dive deeper and deeper you sling Your Arsenal of spells at the fiends and monsters that seek to halt your progress It's a simple minimalist setup with little in-game lore or even cut scenes a lot is left up to interpretation but the lack of story trappings means it's all the easier to jump into each run unhindered and that's part of the fun of these games after all the ability to dive straight back into another run through after biting the dust this is the part of the roguelike formula that lone ruin understands in that short gap between demise and renewal makes it harder to resist the urge for another go unfortunately one thing I feel is lacking is for variety certainly repetition is part of the roguelike