As a long-time fan of roguelikes of all shapes and sizes I suppose it is natural that I’d be attracted to the pretty unusual challenge Little Noah poses. Working with a small group of warrior assistants, each of whom tend to have pretty unique attack characteristics, you’ll work your way through different areas trying to survive each room, some generic and others that pose special challenges that can yield greater rewards. The thing is, as you encounter more varied warriors, you’ll generally find that the more powerful they are the more their abilities come with potentials for complication… or perhaps that’s potential for opportunity if you’re willing to take some time to experiment and see how placing their attacks in different orders can produce far more effective results. Consistent with other roguelikes there will be a variety of means for improving your survivability, with most of them taking place outside the playing game back in town, with plenty of options for improving you stats, gaining new perks or abilities, and improving your relationships with specific heroes that will then benefit you when they’re added to your team as you go. While there’s no doubt that the pretty chaotic action can sometimes make it difficult for you to avoid damage yourself from enemy attacks, when you play the game with some wisdom you can set yourself up for success nicely, making for a formula I really appreciate and that distinguishes Little Noah from its roguelike brethren.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.3]