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  • Summary: Crying Suns is a tactical rogue-lite that puts you in the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire. In this story rich experience inspired by Dune and Foundation, each successful run will uncover the truth about the Empire... and yourself as well.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Oct 16, 2019
    85
    Alt Sift did it, we waited and it happened! They fused together FTL and Into The Breach into this awesome mix, that you will love to dance to, repeatedly!
  2. Dec 9, 2019
    80
    Crying Suns is a characterful rogue-lite that really sets its sci-fi tone well from the get-go; strong writing and a great soundtrack build the universe while the high stakes nature of every move is engaging and keeps every run as fresh as the last.
  3. Dec 10, 2019
    80
    A challenging, visually vibrant sci-fi rogue-like following in the fine tradition of FTL et al - definitely worth checking out.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    79
    It's too repetitive and easy, but Crying Suns story and frantic combat are worth experiencing anyway.
  5. Sep 29, 2019
    76
    Crying Suns is a striking and fascinating game in many ways, which offers an epic journey through the stars that will satisfy a while the fans of space tactics and science fiction with its rich and dark story. It's a pretty good game, but it lacks the elements that would make it a good rogue-like, the ships and their gameplay are too similar, the crew choices are unnecessarily restricted, the events are repetitive and predictable, the game blocks us to the last chapter of the story, etc. It will be necessary for the developers to review all this so that it can reach its full potential.
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    75
    Crying Suns, a grim, sci-fi rogue-like adventure, leads us through Alt Shift’s version of a post-apocalyptic galaxy, complete with pirates, mutants, robot worshipping religious zealots, and other unsavory characters. The game features tactical combat, a strategic map with resource management mechanics, and a mystery for the player to unfold.
  7. 40
    An FTL-inspired rogue-lite, Crying Suns falls short of what made that game fun and exciting by being repetitive and boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 26, 2019
    10
    This is a wonderful game a spiritual successor to the mtl formula with a new layer of squadron based combat. Crying suns has a deep and moodyThis is a wonderful game a spiritual successor to the mtl formula with a new layer of squadron based combat. Crying suns has a deep and moody story that I fell in love with instantly. I recommend this game to anyone who like FL or skirmish style combat. Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2021
    10
    Este juegos es simplemente hermoso.
    Tiene una grandiosa historia ,también una buena dificulta, y con un arte bastante bonito. (●'◡'●)
  3. May 14, 2021
    10
    Perfect! Juste love this bloody game. Ridiculous Price and Replay value. Great atmosphere
  4. Jan 10, 2021
    8
    This game comes with excellent pixelart-style 3D-graphics and a really interesting story, embedded in a rogue-/FTL-like space adventure. YouThis game comes with excellent pixelart-style 3D-graphics and a really interesting story, embedded in a rogue-/FTL-like space adventure. You have to place several decisions among the game and prove your skill in leightweight tactical combat. I recommend it to buy for 5-10$/€ because I can imagine, it will be kind of repetitive on later runs. Expand
  5. Oct 1, 2019
    8
    An excellent, atmospheric science-fiction strategy game that's hard to describe, and doesn't fit well into existing categories - certainly notAn excellent, atmospheric science-fiction strategy game that's hard to describe, and doesn't fit well into existing categories - certainly not 'FTL clone' or 'roguelike', which I've seen thrown around in many reviews. Crying Suns has a beautiful pixelated graphics scheme with great music and sound effects to match. The game is heavy on story from the outset and is spread over five chapters, each of which consists of three maps, including two mini-bosses and a final boss at the end of the third map. You can progress linearly through the five chapters, but your 'run' (if successful) ends at the end of the third map, and you'll need to pick a new battleship and crew for each chapter. It's run-based and you might unlock the rare new officer that can benefit you in future runs, but otherwise there's not much in common with the rogue-like genre. Reviewers often compare it to FTL, and there are superficial similarities such as the chase mechanic, nodes on each map, and graphically very similar ship upgrades screen, but gameplay is completely different, particularly the hex-based ship combat events. The main detraction is the repetitive events - made even worse that they repeat across different chapters, and many of them are pre-defined with no variable outcomes, something I had hoped would be fixed from the beta. There is some questionably-written dialogue, but overall it is well done. If you're looking for more FTL, or a roguelike in space, you might be disappointed, but on its own Crying Suns is a great game and well worth trying out. I've had a blast with it. Expand
  6. Sep 25, 2019
    8
    As much of an art project as a game, Crying Suns is a winner in the overall experience. As a captain of a space battleship trying to reconnectAs much of an art project as a game, Crying Suns is a winner in the overall experience. As a captain of a space battleship trying to reconnect to a broken empire, this game is an FTL-like journey across vast stretches of space, but updated in many ways. The strongest points are absolutely the art direction and theme. It is a story heavy game, and from its onset, Crying Suns sells a mood, and sells it very well. If "space-cyberpunk" sounds like something you might be interested in, look no further. There are some interesting mechanics, and in general the gameplay is more functional than fascinating. There are some criticisms of repetition as well as sloppy balance here and there, but in the end I found the overall experience very positive. For a story driven game more interested in art and mood than tight gameplay mechanics, it is an excellent performance. Expand
  7. Mar 17, 2020
    6
    It is a fine game for couple of hours, then it gets boring and repetitive.
    If you like this kind of genre I would recommend FTL or Into the
    It is a fine game for couple of hours, then it gets boring and repetitive.
    If you like this kind of genre I would recommend FTL or Into the Breach - those are real masterpieces. This one looks like sloppy clone of FTL.
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