At first I thought this just another twinstick shooter. But this is much more than meets the eye. The world of H.P. Lovecraft was put in a pleasing pixel design while mechanically it manages to challenge you from top to bottom.
Overall I appreciate Lovecraft’s Untold Stories for being a procedurally generated roguelike that stands out from others in its genre with a unique atmosphere and spooky tone. Being more concerned with resource management and exploration than twitch bullet-hell gameplay was a smart move, even if that falls apart a bit when the combat does come around. While it has its flaws, this is a game I won’t have a hard time recommending to those interested in the genre- a perfect little game to fire up know and again late at night with the lights turned off.
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories is a competent, yet a bit repetitive, twin stick shooter with a good atmosphere, some depth and a very interesting pixel art take on the genre. Fans of the genre and the theme should take an interest here.
I usually finish 99% of my games and i have a preety big collection. This game is one of the few that i couldn't finish. I finished the detective story and half of professors. I bought a collectors edition with some artwork and music disk. Waste of money and time. The concept of the story is interesting enough to try the game, but i was left dissapointed. Characters are dull, save points are preety rare and it doesn't represent the challenge trying to replay levels over and over (because game is preety dificult) ,but it is very boring. Game doesn't do anything to make you to play more and i tried really hard to motivate myself to finish. Unfortulately, i expected at least a mediocre game, and all i got was preety uninspirational roguelite. I was realising i'm losing time with this, uninstaled it and started something else. Overall - Good theme and a really, really bad game..
SummaryLovecraft’s Untold Stories is an action RPG with rogue-like elements. Explore, improve your skills and gear, and fight cultists and creatures from the Mythos to stop the Old Ones’ plans in randomly generated levels based on Lovecraft stories.