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  • Summary: Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a punishing first-person rogue-lite filled with treasure, traps and ghoulish foes. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certainBecome a daring thief in City of Brass, a punishing first-person rogue-lite filled with treasure, traps and ghoulish foes. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 7, 2018
    78
    Uppercut Games’ first roguelite is a strong entry in the crowded rogue-lite genre thanks to its amusing, thievery-based brand of creativity. Though I’ve had my fill for now, I imagine in a few weeks I’ll find myself running through the haunted halls and squares of some haunted desert setting gleefully filling my pockets with every shiny piece in sight.
  2. May 6, 2018
    75
    Using the scimitar and the versatile whip, roaming through the levels with free gameplay approach and play everytime different levels is a real pleasure. With an elaborated story and a higher budget, City of Brass could've been a even better game.
  3. May 25, 2018
    73
    A videogame experience with very clear ideas.
  4. May 3, 2018
    70
    City of Brass' enemy difficulty and character upgrade system is tuned well enough that you will never be too over- or underpowered at any stage of the game.
  5. May 14, 2018
    70
    Interesting enough to be noticed, City of Brass lacks in terms of environmental variety and refinement.
  6. May 9, 2018
    70
    City of Brass is a charming and accessible roguelike game.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jun 8, 2018
    55
    Procedural generation is another thing that’s killing this game. Each level is an agglomeration of rooms, streets and passages with no rhyme or reason behind it. Of course, new types of traps and monsters are being added to the mix all the time, but every new map ends up looking just the same. [Issue#230, p.62]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    This is a great rogue-like game. It is underrated and many negative reviews are ridiculous because the reviewer has no concept of the type ofThis is a great rogue-like game. It is underrated and many negative reviews are ridiculous because the reviewer has no concept of the type of game it is.

    The power ups are good, the theme and graphics are good, the enemy types and bosses are fun. it's addictive and clear that the devs have experience from bioshock and know how to make a game.
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  2. Jun 5, 2019
    8
    Quick preface: I picked this game up for free from the Epic Store, so feel free to take my enthusiasm with a grain of salt.

    Prince of
    Quick preface: I picked this game up for free from the Epic Store, so feel free to take my enthusiasm with a grain of salt.

    Prince of Persia meets Mothergunship. It's a fun little rogue-lite action game with an Arabian setting that is kind of refreshing. It's simple but fun, and the game has its good and bad points. If you can get it under $10, I definitely recommend giving it a try!
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  3. Feb 18, 2019
    7
    Rouge-lite One Thousand and One Nights themed game made in Unreal Engine 4. It's both simple and rich in content. It plays like Skyrim, orRouge-lite One Thousand and One Nights themed game made in Unreal Engine 4. It's both simple and rich in content. It plays like Skyrim, or maybe more like Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. I miss Prince of Persia games so much and City of Brass has the perfect mythos and the atmosphere for me.

    Lots of creative gameplay elements like wish genies, the whip and it's countless utilities, lots of classes to and lots of passives to unlock, lots of environmental objects to interact with, wide enemy variety, magic potions, lots of different weapons, beautiful environments, beautiful sound design and the overall nostalgic aura the game has is great.

    And all this coupled with regular patches and content updates keep the game fresh and live.

    I just feel a warm love for this game, and I definitely recommend it.
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  4. Jun 12, 2020
    2
    Looks and plays well. The lack of story and change throughout makes this game difficult to go through. The concept if great, and the look andLooks and plays well. The lack of story and change throughout makes this game difficult to go through. The concept if great, and the look and feel is gorgeous. The seemingly lack of combat development really hinders the rouge-lite capabilities this game is leaning so heavily on. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2019
    1
    Absolutely terrible game for PC. Poor controls, repetitive levels even for a roguelike, and just not engaging. Graphics are fine, nothingAbsolutely terrible game for PC. Poor controls, repetitive levels even for a roguelike, and just not engaging. Graphics are fine, nothing superb. I got this for free during the Epic Games Mega Sale. It is exactly worth what I paid for it. If it cost anything, even $1.99, I would have felt cheated. Expand
  6. May 8, 2018
    1
    I thought this game will be good, but it's bad.
    + Graphics is nice.
    + Simple gameplay but nice too. - Sound is poor. - No map or
    I thought this game will be good, but it's bad.
    + Graphics is nice.
    + Simple gameplay but nice too.

    - Sound is poor.
    - No map or minimap.
    - No saving option or checkpoint. Have to play it from the beginning to the end, playing at middle of game then quit and you have to play from the very beginning of it (level 1).
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  7. May 5, 2018
    1
    Repetitive and boring, every level looks alike. There's very little actual content, some reviewers have finished the entire campaign in lessRepetitive and boring, every level looks alike. There's very little actual content, some reviewers have finished the entire campaign in less than an hour. Expand