The art style, mixed with the fun mechanic of deck building, puzzles, and overarching story is just phenomenal. And that my friends, is just Act I, at already 8 hours of playtime. Inscryption has three total acts, with much, much more content waiting for you to uncover. It has been a bit since I finished the game, but I haven’t been able to put out the review because of life things. Even so, months later, I still can’t get Inscryption out of my head. It’s just that good. You will not find a better bargain for your buck as far as story-rich horror games go.
Act 1 alone is incredibly in-depth, and so addicting it should be illegal. Act's 2 and 3 are amazing bonus add-ons, and the Kaycee's Mod unlock at the end really bumps this game to new heights. The gameplay loops of acts 1 and 3 are SO fun, act 2 is a bit slower, however it crucially builds this games (admittedly simple), but fun story. Don't spoil yourself on anything about this game and go in blind, I promise you will have an unexpectedly wonderful time.
Inscryption is an amazingly well-put-together piece of work. The atmosphere presented…well, I’ve already doted on it multiple times. And I’ll do so again: it’s unsettling, occasionally oppressive, and always keeps the player on their toes. It could easily carry the work on its own, but luckily the card game mechanics are solid and sound as well. It’s easy to pick up, but with a ton of variables to allow customization and multiple viable approaches to the challenges provided. If only it didn’t stumble literally right at the finish line, I’d call this a near-perfectly designed game. Unfortunately, that last moment soured me on the experience…not enough render the whole thing moot (a la Mass Effect 3), but I just can’t shake it off. Despite that, Inscryption is a game that I can recommend highly. Even if you’re not typically a fan of deckbuilding games (just as I used to be), if you want some unsettling vibes for the season, this is your game right here.
Even if you feel extremely tired from the oversaturation of card-based games you should give Inscryption a change. Its fresh take on the genre offers an especially clever satire of the card-based motif and an overall experience that in the end feels like a well-crafted story-based game disguised as a roguelike. Its full story comes to an end at around 8 hours, but not before it provides a wealth of unexpected twists and turns in both its gameplay and presentation.
The first few hours of Inscryption are amazing, easily one of the best deckbuilding card games Iv ever played. Everything after those initial moments is mediocre at best and **** stuck to a wall at its worst,. Without trying to spoil much there are different levels in the game that have completely different art styles and game mechanics that center around cards and the results are not very consistent past the first level. I also didnt like the self insert videos that bordered on creepypasta levels of cringe, I feel like it took me out of the experience for no real benefit.
SummaryInscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...