After finally having some free time after taking a consuming board exam, i went and bought a lot of games; None of them really scratched the itch I was looking for...including baldurs 3, no man sky, armored core 6, diablo 4, (yet another zombie game came close), and about 20 other games. This has this kingdom rush feel as you upgrade; you know each upgrade does something special, not like a skill point...although the New Vegas skill points have a good feel.
For me this gave a very original vibe, despite replicating the joys of some marquee games. Essentially you're dropped off on a planet to mine. As you mine your home base gets attacked. So you juggle defending your base with mining.
In between there's numerous and a very creative wide array or upgrades (nearly as wide as d4) that are tremendously refreshing compared to the D4 upgrades, where you have to have to follow guides to get something that will carry you through further stages because what the upgrade actually does is vague and modestly increase damage in a vague way, but these upgrades make you feel like you understand the decision you're **** the gadgets you pick up on the annoying stat boosts you see in D4, but do something game-changing.
This game is a great time.
I did notice some of the other less stellar-reviews saying not enough content, or getting repetitive and that may be true as I've only played for a few hours
Update: Been playing this all night and its still pretty fun. But yes, if they added story it'd be better. But gameplay is 10/10
Don’t let Dome Keeper‘s simplicity put you off: in fact, it’s that simplicity that makes it so great in the first place. Free of bloat and complicated mechanics, this game of survival against the odds will keep you coming back for more. And more.
Dome Keeper is still left wanting for more content to flesh out its addictive gameplay concept. At the ten-hour mark, many players will have seen the breadth of its unlocks and will then decide if simply pumping more time into it for the love or leaderboard placement is worth it; a special “prestige” mode is specifically geared towards a risk/reward competitive score style. It’s hard not to simply want more weapons, base mods, and artifacts, even if the gameplay otherwise remains the same. With enough sales, maybe the game will come even more into its own, but Dome Keeper’s unusual mix of combat, time management, and resource-drilling is a magical combo.
Priced at under $20, Dome Keeper will keep you on your toes for several mining sessions. Its cyclical design is simple and executed fairly well, keeping the tension consistent throughout a run. However, upgrades quickly become restrictive in terms of effective builds, and both mining and defense become predictable in subsequent playthroughs. That said, the game has plenty of room for future updates that could help balance things out. Dome Keeper, without taking too many risks, fits simply and innocuously inside the world of the iterative survival genre.
It's a decent rogue-lite miner. You mine for resources, balance upgrades between more efficient resource gathering and being able to defend the base every so often. Presentation is nice and gameplay loop is pretty self explanatory.
I did find the game becoming pretty repetitive after 4 hrs or so, so I am just getting a few more achievements before calling it quits.
I do not regret buying it, but for a game of this genre it has fairly small amount of content. The runs do feel sorta samey and unlocking new stuff is very few and far between, this could have been done better imho. Still, overall a fairly good game.
the concept looks cool, but the interface is awful. difficulty is one thing, but tediously inefficient input requirements is another. i like the concept of juggling mining and tower defense, but it's excessively slow to acquire or move resources, and it just feels like i should be able to use the laser at any time if i'm above ground. if they would just make it so that entering the top pod would automatically begin defense mode, or at least not make us hit multiple consecutive keys once there to access it, then maybe i would play for longer. as of now, it doesn't appear to be worth investing time in if they want to pad out the gameplay or make the game artificially dysfunctional in order to create a feeling of difficulty
SummaryDome Romantik has grown to become Dome Keeper with beautiful updated pixel art, atmospheric music and sound and more of everything.
Defend your dome from wave after wave of hostile attacks in this roguelike survival miner. Use the time between each attack to dig beneath the surface in search of valuable resources. Use them carefully on ...