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  • Summary: Ziggurat is a dungeon crawler FPS, with procedurally-generated scenarios and encounters. You'll face dozens of dangerous enemies while you find new and powerful spells, and learn helpful perks in your quest to overcome this deadly test.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 12, 2015
    80
    An excellent mix of a rogue-like genre and FPS – although it doesn't bring anything new, it works great. It has perfect controls and thanks to various enemies, randomly generated (almost) anything and RPG elements game feel fresh with every new start. [Issue#252]
  2. Oct 29, 2014
    80
    If you like first-person action games and you're looking for something different, you shouldn't miss this one. It's fun and addictive, and we only hope it gets a multiplayer mode sometime soon.
  3. Nov 11, 2014
    80
    Ziggurat looks amazing, and at first, you can’t even tell that it was made by a small indie studio. Though the lack of resources is apparent in environments that lack variety – both visual and gameplay-wise. Plus, perks grant you only passive buffs, and aside from ‘guns’, your only other weapons are amulets which work for mere seconds when activated.
  4. Jan 2, 2017
    68
    So if you are after a dungeon crawler (or more correctly here a Tower climber) and you get your kicks from Serious Sam style play… then prepare to test your mettle as a Wizard to be, enter the Ziggurat and show them whose boss. If you are like me and find perma-death more a nuisance than a challenge then perhaps steer clear.
  5. Nov 5, 2014
    67
    I doubt that I'll ever see the final boss playing on maximum difficulty, but a few more tries won't hurt.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
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  1. Jan 23, 2015
    10
    10?!
    Here's why:
    It's an FPS rogue like, with an awesome random perk system that really gives you a thrill when you make it far or beat the
    10?!
    Here's why:
    It's an FPS rogue like, with an awesome random perk system that really gives you a thrill when you make it far or beat the game.
    Infinite possibilities with procedural content.
    And your skill is rewarded.
    The game plays with a polish and fluidity that is quite rare from a smaller studio.
    I'm so surprised by this game.
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  2. Nov 1, 2014
    10
    This game is really addictive. At first it played it here and there, now I play it all the time.
    This game is a Randomly Generated Maze FPS.
    This game is really addictive. At first it played it here and there, now I play it all the time.
    This game is a Randomly Generated Maze FPS. At first, it's pretty complicated, after awhile you unlock more weapons it become more complicated. Each play through can be completely different than the last.
    Even if the run you are getting is bad, it's not all based on luck, with the skill, you can pull out of the bad run and end up winning in the end.
    Difficult when it needs to be, easy when it needs to be, this game is really good, I highly recommend it.
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  3. Jun 22, 2016
    9
    Ziggurat is a tasty blend of roguelike randomization with 90s era FPS gameplay, featuring rapid movement, no accursed iron sight aiming, loadsZiggurat is a tasty blend of roguelike randomization with 90s era FPS gameplay, featuring rapid movement, no accursed iron sight aiming, loads of enemies and a variety of weapons, all with alternate fire modes and no reloading required. I have heard it compared more then once to the Raven Software classics, Heretic and Hexen and this comparison is apt: Not just due to Its fantasy setting and wizarding weapons, including spellbooks, staves (with one, the Serpent Staff, borrowed from Hexen directly) and alchemical conconctions, but also in its fast, frenetic gameplay, with traps, jumping puzzles, large, projectile-spewing bosses, and for all you Unreal Tournament fans out there, mutators that mix up the battles. The game is very forgiving on its easiest difficulty, affording you a tour of the experience to prepare you for the challenges ahead. I've only just completed my first run, though there seems to be many more items, characters and weapons to find. If you're looking for a test of skill with no doubt a good amount of replayability, you could do worse then to put on your robe and wizard hat, and face the procedurally-generated halls of the Ziggurat.

    EDIT: Many runs later, Ziggurat remains a fresh and invigorating experience, and now with the addition of a wave-based "Gauntlet" mode, can be enjoyed in bitesize form.
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  4. Oct 26, 2014
    9
    Ziggurat is a true indie gem and a must in every collection of the rogue like fan. Tons of unlocks, extremely beautiful art style and amazingZiggurat is a true indie gem and a must in every collection of the rogue like fan. Tons of unlocks, extremely beautiful art style and amazing gameplay. The devs are hard at work and releases updates continously. Now stop reading this review and go buy it! Expand
  5. Jul 22, 2015
    8
    Brilliant little dungeon crawling RPG-esque game that keeps you coming back for more despite the some times frustrating difficulty. Well worthBrilliant little dungeon crawling RPG-esque game that keeps you coming back for more despite the some times frustrating difficulty. Well worth sinking plenty of time in to as you continue to unlock more weapons and features. Give this a go. Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2014
    8
    Really challenging, graphics are appealing and the gameplay works really well. Even if it's a roguelite, it manages to be skill depedent, theReally challenging, graphics are appealing and the gameplay works really well. Even if it's a roguelite, it manages to be skill depedent, the luck is still there, but playing the game many times will make you capable to handle even the toughest rooms without using perks or weapons that you find powerful.

    I loved the unlocks, they are really interesting and overall they bring to game so much variety that you'll continue to play even after beating the game.

    Although, if you are look for a RPG Roguelike, then this is not what are you looking for, this game is a complete different genre, of course, there is a levelling system, but other than taking perks you don't have other characteristics or skills to upgrade.
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  7. Oct 27, 2014
    1
    Despite calling itself a dungeon crawling RPG "Rogue-LITE", Ziggurat plays more akin to a classic arcade game. I could imagine walking pastDespite calling itself a dungeon crawling RPG "Rogue-LITE", Ziggurat plays more akin to a classic arcade game. I could imagine walking past this in an arcade as a kid, waiting for my turn while watching people popping quarters between lives, and typing in my initials as ASS into the high score board once I ran out of allowance. However, this isn't an arcade game; It calls itself a dungeon-crawling RPG, and should then be held up to those standards. Is a 5 level dungeon with floor consisting of a dozen or so randomized rooms a proper dungeon crawler? No. The only definitive RPG element here is picking between two perks after killing so many enemies. So what's left? A magic-based FPS? Bunny-hopping and circle-strafing to dodge bullet hell spell spam?

    Ziggurat is extremely underwhelming. Short on content, the "rogue-lite" "depth" of this game (which is increasingly becoming an excuse to be lazy) means you'll just be replaying the same 5 levels over and over with different characters that you can unlock. If the game was 20 or even just 10 levels long, with more rooms, you might have an actual game here. As it stands, I feel like I spent $12 on a paid demo. I do not recommend this game as it stands unless the devs really step it up and add more content.
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