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Castle Morihisa

Developer: Smokingbear Studio

Publisher: Thermite Games

Board Game
  • Price: $2.99 $14.99 (80% Off!)
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1
  • On Sale Through: Feb 26, 2024 [$2.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $2.99
  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • This is one of those more unusual titles where on the one hand the core gameplay is pretty solid and works well, but on the other it feels a bit unpolished as it kind of drops you into the deep end with next to no direction. Roguelike deckbuilders have really become quite a thing, no doubt thanks to titles like Slay the Spire that really helped to establish the subgenre on the map with widely-praised and solid strategic gameplay. Of course, now with that title being pretty far in the rear view mirror the expectation isn’t just to approach that standard and differentiate yourself, the goal should be to do something to shake things up further. Unfortunately, though the different hero styles, powers, and cards you’re able to accumulate do make for very different challenges that are compelling, I can’t say there’s anything here I haven’t seen in some form before, even if the art style is an interesting one. Throw in the fact that it’s going to be a tougher game to get into with its lack of insight beyond trial and error for understanding all of the game systems and attributes you can build and then make use of and though it makes a decent impression its accessibility could use some work.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.5]

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