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  • Summary: Enter a labyrinth that moves as you move, where mastering the elements is key to defeating enemies and uncovering the mysteries of this underground world. With a new experience awaiting every time you enter the dungeon, let the power bestowed by the crown guide you in this challenging adventure.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    I’m confident that if you like the challenge that roguelikes offer then you’ll find Crown Trick to tick all of your boxes. It’s fun, beautiful, and challenging enough to keep you trying harder, but not so much that you want to delete your PC. It’s going to be a game I keep going back to, and on that note, I’m going to go and play it some more.
  2. Oct 15, 2020
    90
    Crown Trick is a roguelike that isn’t afraid to make you feel overpowered through its systems. However, it’s also not afraid to test your skills by introducing powerful enemies and traps. No matter what, though, there are plenty of ways for the player to take on the challenge. It’s this design that makes Crown Trick a must-play for both dungeon-crawler and roguelike fans. Even as I’m writing this, I just want to play more, which is the first time I’ve ever wanted to be in a nightmare.
  3. Oct 15, 2020
    85
    Crown Trick offers turn-based tactical depth as you battle your foes on numerous dungeon floors. You'll chain the effects from traps, items, spells, and the elements, all while hoping you're lucky with the RNG. It's rogue-lite goodness wrapped in a challenging, engaging, and highly enjoyable package. Just be ready to restart manually often if you want to have an ideal run.
  4. Oct 19, 2020
    80
    You’ll have to leave any run-and-gun sensibilities at the door when you jump into Crown Trick; it’s a game about thoughtful manoeuvres and carefully-planned attacks. But it results in combat that’s extremely rewarding, and a challenge that’s a lot of fun to take on. Progressing in Crown Trick may be tricky, but it’s never insurmountable – and you’ll be enjoying yourself so much that you’ll want to keep jumping back in, seeing if you can get that bit further next time.
  5. Oct 23, 2020
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Oct 19, 2020
    75
    Crown Trick is a melting pot full of great ideas and is a solid performer, but never quite rises above the sea to fully shine.
  7. Oct 15, 2020
    70
    While you may have to be prepared for a slow start and a grind, there’s fun to be found in Crown Trick, thanks to its unique turn-based take on roguelike dungeon crawlers, its enjoyable and deep mechanics, and the vibrant world of the Nightmare Realm. Whether you’re a patient player, a strategy buff or just someone looking for something different, NEXT Studios have something for you that might not be an absolute dream, but will be an interesting little fantasy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 19, 2020
    10
    Crown Trick is tough and not for the faint of heart. I'm over 70 hours in and still haven't completed a full run of day 2, only making it toCrown Trick is tough and not for the faint of heart. I'm over 70 hours in and still haven't completed a full run of day 2, only making it to the final boss room once so far.

    It's a wonderfully designed dungeon crawler I've been playing since the beta. A combination of weapons, relics, elements, familiars, and terrain create a continuously shifting experience. It feels like you learn a lot as you play, constantly discovering new possibilities and adapting your play style. As a result, the game has tremendous replay value as each run feels fresh and I've only scratched the surface of what's possible.

    Overall, I'd recommend it to those who enjoy turn-based RPGs such as Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest type games and creepy dungeon crawlers like Darkest Dungeon or even deckbuilding games like Slay the Spire. It feels like a cross between a D&D-style RPG and a crafty card game.
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  2. Oct 18, 2020
    9
    The gameplay is so addictive! When I blink between monsters and keep breaking them, it feels so safistying that I'm always at maximun attack.The gameplay is so addictive! When I blink between monsters and keep breaking them, it feels so safistying that I'm always at maximun attack. Blink/Break/Mana system works brilliantly together!

    There're a lot variety in terms of weapon/relic/item/skills that leads to many types of builds. Since it's a random roguelike game, you build your character on the way and make the best out of it based on what you get. Overall it's balanced pretty well. After playing more and more runs, build choices also increases. The only downside is that powerful relics/weapons don't drop often. if this can be addressed, then many runs could be more enjoyable.

    Again, this game is NOT action oriented, it's a turn-based roguelike RPG focusing on strategy. So take you time to plan you next move! This experience is pretty unique consider a lot of recent roguelikes are action based.
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  3. Oct 18, 2020
    9
    Because I was lucky enough to participate actively to the beta test, I've fall in love with the gameplay and the storytelling of the game. I'mBecause I was lucky enough to participate actively to the beta test, I've fall in love with the gameplay and the storytelling of the game. I'm not use to play "turn based" game as I have always thought it's boring and not very challenging, but this game is all about planning correctly your next move, if you make mistakes then you'll pay the price. I become more and more hardcore player with this game because there is so many build that are to investigate.
    The casino is for me a turning point in the run, if you got unlucky during the run a good and smart use of the casino can help you to go back in track or you can continue to be unlucky, but that's what casino are right?
    The only point I don't enjoy tho is the weapon gachapon, it's not really useful in my point of view.
    If you are looking for a game to play brain-dead then this game won't suit you, but if you love challenges and want to overcome yourself constantly then you are more than welcome to experience this game.
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  4. Oct 18, 2020
    9
    Crown Trick is definitely one of my favorite roguelike games. The graphic is awesome and i love the familiars. You will become very addicatedCrown Trick is definitely one of my favorite roguelike games. The graphic is awesome and i love the familiars. You will become very addicated once you know how to play this game. Strongly recommended to roguelite and roguelike players! Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2020
    9
    it's so cool . Imagine if long ago, Dungeons fell in love with Secret of Mana. Somehow, this game came forth. A weird mix of both gamesit's so cool . Imagine if long ago, Dungeons fell in love with Secret of Mana. Somehow, this game came forth. A weird mix of both games styles: The absurd and the adorable, the silly and the strange. I like it. Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2020
    3
    Good game that does not last long. Beating the story and seeing all of the items repeatedly defeats this one. Completed 100% in less than 25 hours.
  7. Oct 18, 2020
    2
    How this game got 84 is a mystery covered by "Tencent".
    Fighting mechanics are bad for necrodancer-like mechanics.
    Loot is bad. You might
    How this game got 84 is a mystery covered by "Tencent".
    Fighting mechanics are bad for necrodancer-like mechanics.
    Loot is bad. You might get 0 synergy whole run and kill boss with starter weapon.
    Grind is 1 skill per 1-4 full runs.
    AND CASINO!
    One-armed bandit where your winning chances is in 0.001% range

    AND GACHA!!

    Random events also boring. Cursed chests and buffs are wildly unbalanced (some require 1 mob kill and other require you to not change your weapon for 3 floors. Act have 4floors and boss)

    2 only for nice looking graphics.
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