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  • Summary: Blightbound is a multiplayer dungeon crawler that tasks three heroes to venture down from their mountain refuge to face the abominations of the Blight - a mysterious and corrupting fog that enshrouds the land.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 31, 2020
    80
    Even with some minor issues with the puzzles and UI in the game I am impressed by how much Blightbound offers out of the gate. The shared experiences and monster variety make this something I would recommend to anyone familiar with the dungeon crawling genre. That being said, even though random matchmaking worked well, you'll have a lot more fun playing with a dedicated group of three.
  2. Sep 11, 2021
    70
    As Blightbound emerges from its year in Steam Early Access one can’t help but think that it might be doing so a bit too early. Lingering issues with the pretty visual elements overlapping each other, uneven party balance, repetitive loot with lackluster stats, AI/single player issues, and a bare-bones leveling design suggest that this game could do with more fundamental development work before taking the main stage. With its creative art and engaging voice talent, there is definite potential here for a terrific dungeon crawler, but the overall elements just have not entirely come together as of yet.
  3. Jul 29, 2021
    66
    Perhaps the high tension cooldown/charge loop will be enough to compensate for a somewhat threadbare presentation elsewhere. There’s an entire crafting/shopping/customization system I failed to mention. Like the battles and the story, it grows slowly, developing over dozens of hours into something tangible and potent. If my description of the core gameplay loop has you curious, check it out! But if a quick glance at the trailers and the streams has you wondering what you’re missing, maybe save this adventure for another doomed warrior.
  4. Jul 27, 2021
    60
    It’s not the most compelling dungeon crawler on the market, but Blightbound‘s smart blend of genres and unique visual style help it stand out in a saturated space. I wouldn’t recommend it for solo players, but if you’ve got a trio of friends ready to go and you’re looking for a challenging, tactical brawler with decent replayability then it’s certainly worth a punt. Just keep in mind that despite the early access period, it still feels like you’re buying into something that is a work-in-progress.
  5. Aug 30, 2021
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Aug 19, 2021
    50
    Some good ideas and a great world building for this action RPG but it feels far too repetitive too quickly. We recommend Blightbound only to hardcore looters and farmers.
  7. Jul 28, 2021
    40
    Blightbound is a perfect example of a game as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. There’s a story, customization, and many characters, but they all take so much time to experience and have so little payoff that I can’t really recommend this game to anyone in its current state. Coming from the studio that made Awesomenauts, Blightbound feels like a step down in terms of execution and polish. It’s disappointing to see something that clearly had lofty ambitions fall so far short of what it could have been.

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