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  • Summary: Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Apr 5, 2016
    95
    While it doesn't totally reinvent the twin-stick shooter, it has all but perfected it and is worth every penny.
  2. Apr 6, 2016
    90
    A wonderful, demanding but rewarding, roguelike twin-stick shooter where the visuals connect with the gameplay and the music is getting you pumped to shoot more bullets at bullets. Enter the Gungeon does a good job of explaining its mechanics via tutorial and Ammonomicon, making it great first for anyone looking to get into this burgeoning genre. It doesn’t necessarily bring anything new to table, but what it does bring is extremely well done.
  3. Apr 17, 2016
    90
    Devolver Digital proves once again that it knows very well which independent games are worth supporting. Enter the Gungeon is a deeply engaging proposition and the multitude of challenges will keep you occupied for hundreds of hours.
  4. Apr 5, 2016
    85
    Enter the Gungeon's roguelike elements and vast array of crazy weapons keep it entertaining for the long haul.
  5. May 18, 2016
    80
    Explosive, sometimes even crazy, funny and joyful roguelike action – that is Enter the Gungeon. To combine frenzied top-down shooter with harsh difficulty and gigantic loot was a brilliant idea. Equally high is the technical part of the game.
  6. Apr 19, 2016
    80
    Both compelling and infuriatingly difficult, Enter the Gungeon offers hours of frantic bullet hell fun.
  7. Apr 5, 2016
    70
    Enter the Gungeon is an exhilarating experience, but the difficulty often comes from the game refusing to provide you the necessary tools, which offers its own unique challenges.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Apr 10, 2016
    10
    This game is good old fun.
    The co-op is really fun with a partner too, lots of laughs. This is one of those few games my girlfriend and me
    This game is good old fun.
    The co-op is really fun with a partner too, lots of laughs. This is one of those few games my girlfriend and me enjoy playing together. Shes not a gamer so its nice to come across a game that is easy to jump into, but hard enough to keep playing.
    Absolutely would recommend it to any one like binding of issac and nuclear throne.
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  2. Apr 7, 2016
    10
    A game in the same vein as bullet hell shooters like The Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne, Enter the Gungeon is a fantastic addition to theA game in the same vein as bullet hell shooters like The Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne, Enter the Gungeon is a fantastic addition to the genre. The controls are tight and pixel perfect. The narrative is silly, and simply told through item descriptions and brief interactions with quirky NPCs, but it very apparent. The gameplay is VERY difficult but fair, and through trial and error, even someone with a small amount of skill can surmount the obstacles in this game, only to feel real achievement when they finally kill that boss (I am looking at you Chamber 4!) Each weapon takes new tactics and getting used to, and most of them offer a new gimmick or purpose that doesn't always seem clear at first glance.

    Long story short - It is a great action game that while light on story, makes up for it in character and tons of replayability. IF that is you are willing to Enter the Gungeon.
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  3. Apr 7, 2016
    10
    Mostly a response to grayback's review who seem to either misinformed or terrible at the game.

    Having played 21 hours in the first 2 days
    Mostly a response to grayback's review who seem to either misinformed or terrible at the game.

    Having played 21 hours in the first 2 days of release, most of the guns are either directly more powerful than the starting weapons, or are more difficult to use. In fact, the starting weapons are one of the only things I find boring about the game. Getting new weapons is always exciting.

    Equipping your character is rarely something you get to choose, there's so many items that you're at the mercy of RNG.

    I find all the bosses to be of roughly the same difficulty level that I've encountered thus far and have been frustrated with exactly 0 of them. Everything they do is in a pattern you can predict, anticipate and dodge. If you screw up, it's on you. The game has not once felt like it cheated me. To top this off, there's an incredible variety in the enemies, it's simply spread out amongst the levels. I suspect greyback never made it past the first to 2nd level.

    This seems to be a case of someone who's bad at the game blaming the game rather than himself. I've played my share of games that feel like they screw you over, this isn't one of them. The balance is great, the variety is great, the art is great. The only thing that I would point to as being shy of excellent is the soundtrack.

    I would urge anyone reading to check steam reviews where the general consensus is "overwhelmingly positive".
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  4. Apr 14, 2016
    9
    Great game it is such a blast to play. Take the time to learn the game and improve and you will find yourself very having a lot of fun. RNGGreat game it is such a blast to play. Take the time to learn the game and improve and you will find yourself very having a lot of fun. RNG can be very puninshing at times, but it's part of the nature of Roguelike games. Expand
  5. Sep 25, 2016
    8
    I changed my mind about this game after spending so much time on it.
    It is not perfect but is definitely a solid gameplay that leaves you
    I changed my mind about this game after spending so much time on it.
    It is not perfect but is definitely a solid gameplay that leaves you hoping the developers had done more out of their ideas.
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  6. Apr 21, 2016
    7
    To start, this is a game I can't seem to get enough of - I do a run, put it down, fifteen minutes I get the itch again and soon enough I'mTo start, this is a game I can't seem to get enough of - I do a run, put it down, fifteen minutes I get the itch again and soon enough I'm jumping back in to give it another shot. So it definitely passes (fails?) the crack test.

    Though there are many dud guns and many guns that function more or less equivalently in battle, they are still all very flavorful and 'feel' different from each other. Finding and trying out a new gun is a pleasure, even if it turns out to be kind of sucky in the great scheme of things.

    Passive pickups are almost always useful. I would have to ding the active items, as they almost universally have prohibitive cooldowns (like, 'twice per floor' tops) and underwhelming effects, like a scant few seconds of invulnerability or a single explosion or AOE effect on the ground.

    Later in the game, you can choose to start from the third floor or further, and get to pick a gun out of the starting gates. This feature honestly needs to be added to first-floor runs as well, maybe just with a more limited assortment of bottom-tier guns. Or at least, maybe the first chest opened ought to guarantee a gun drop. Because you can easily spend 15 minutes cruising Level 1 looking for guns, end up getting a crappy active and a Junk from your chests because you get screwed on keys, then have to fight the boss with your vanilla weapon, then finally, finally get rewarded with a crap gun like the Super Soaker or Trick Gun - enough to make you scream in frustration and suicide your character. If you persevere, this pattern can repeat itself level by level if you're unlucky enough. Just having one passable gun makes the whole run bearable, but the game withholds this basic necessity from you as often as it grants it.

    The game could have done a service by advertising itself better as a bullet hell roguelike, with emphasis of 'hell'. Most people, I think, expect a coarser and cozier shooting experience akin to BoI, instead of the sprawling enemy-and-bullet-overload insanity that Gungeon presents. Even with a great arsenal of weapons at your disposel, Levels 4 (Hollow) and 5 (Forge) will still probably just register to you as a short, messy, frustrating, deadly bullet blur before you bite the dust. There is little to do in most rooms down there other than hide behind pillars and take blind shots in between bullet waves and hope something connects - it's too deadly to venture out in the open, at least for plebs like me.

    I wouldn't want the game to be easier, but it could be a little more consistent, a little more readable (and dodgeable) in later levels, and a little more forthcoming with guns in early levels. Oh, and it could do with a save function, but I hear that's already in the pipeline, ETA whenever.
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  7. Apr 7, 2016
    2
    Just a weak Nuclear Throne clone. The game looks great and the idea showed promise but the execution is lousy. Not a patch on the likes ofJust a weak Nuclear Throne clone. The game looks great and the idea showed promise but the execution is lousy. Not a patch on the likes of TBOI:Rebirth.

    + Good visuals
    + Runs well
    - Boring gameplay
    - Horrible weapons
    - Weak upgrades/power ups
    - Levels are a cluttered mess
    - Enemies are dull and they just relentlessly fire
    - Poor soundtrack
    - Lacking in variety
    - No long term appeal

    I wouldn't even consider this game in the sale for under five bucks. I wasn't a big fan of Nuclear Throne but this is far worse in every respect. Stick to TBOI: Rebirth for a complete experience of a game that shows how to do this genre the right way.
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