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Runestone Keeper

Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment

  • Price: $9.99
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • OK, so there are a ton of roguelikes on Switch these days and they’re across a broad swath of game types, whether you’re into shooters, survival, or role-playing. So, in general the system has you covered if you enjoy the variety and challenge of this type of gaming. The pitfall, then, is when you bring a new offering to the system you really need to at least be bringing your B+ game to shine. Runestone Keeper, unfortunately, fails to do so and even on small fundamentals like Pro Controller support it disappointingly falls short. Even beyond that the fact that it is geared heavily toward mobile touchscreen play is telegraphed, not just in its functional feel but also its exceeding simplicity. If somehow you’re into casual-ish roguelikes that aren’t very complex or involved I suppose it could appeal to you but in general it just doesn’t feel like it can stand next to the majority of the Switch library in the same vein.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.5]

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