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  • Summary: RPG fans, unite… in virtual reality. A dark force has taken over the underworld in Resolution Games’ upcoming RPG dungeon crawler, Demeo, and it’s a world you’re not likely to survive alone.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 7, 2021
    100
    I was still, however, absolutely blown away by the tabletop RPG experience that Demeo offers. Not once did I experience any sort of motion sickness, meaning I can play Demeo for extended periods of time – far more than any other VR title can boast with me. I can’t wait to play Demeo with my regular D&D group as we ease our way back into in-person sessions. As a solo adventurer, though, Demeo is perfect for when I’m in need of a quick-play session with other players from around the globe.
  2. May 6, 2021
    100
    Demeo is not a perfect tabletop RPG. Its turn-based combat isn’t especially deep and its difficulty stems from brute force. But it is instantly graspable and endlessly rewarding even when the odds are stacked against you. More importantly, though, it’s a near-peerless social VR experience, polished to such a degree that it transforms the kinks of its systems into enjoyable, suspenseful quirks. Facing its brutish hordes with friends at your side is a thrilling, collaborative endurance test; defeat is met with entertained cries of anguish while victory — rare as that may be — is celebrated with the sort of group-wide elation you might have been missing in this tough past year. Not built for parties of one, then, but if you have a group of three or four ready to raid, Demeo is one of VR’s best.
  3. May 17, 2021
    81
    Brilliant simulation of a traditional dungeon crawler board game with a decent variety of enemies. I can’t wait for the release of the next dungeon.
  4. May 6, 2021
    80
    Demeo continues Resolution Games’ run of well-crafted VR titles, moving away from the frantic gameplay of Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale and Blaston into a far more laidback experience. As Demeo is entirely tabletop-based there are no comfort issues to worry about (best played seated), plus as you complete runs you level up and unlock new customisation options, encouraging repeat gameplay. Its slower style isn’t for everyone yet as an example of D&D in VR, Demeo excels.
  5. May 7, 2021
    80
    If you are a fan of miniature RPG board games and tactical turn-based gameplay wrapped around a simple to play ruleset, there is a lot to like in Demeo. Combining the VR environment, voice acting, sound effects, and animations make for a great experience, especially when played with friends. While it currently doesn’t replace a tabletop RPG, I can see the potential, and it is a big step in the right direction. With a few balancing tweaks and more updates/content, this will be an amazing game.
  6. May 17, 2021
    70
    Demeo is a very solid tabletop game that hits the mark on balance, difficulty, and polish, but in its quest to offer up a more true-to-life tabletop game experience, it doesn't focus enough on leveraging VR mechanics to bring players more into the action.
  7. Jun 3, 2021
    70
    Its lack of content and essential features holds it back. Not counting any repeated playthroughs or attempts, you'll likely see everything there is to see in a couple of hours. While new and potentially free content is on the horizon, the current price of $30 feels a touch steep. When Demeo adds some essential features, like a level editor or a save function, and some more dungeons, it could become one of the go-to VR experiences for RPG fans. It hasn't reached that lofty goal yet, though.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 7, 2021
    10
    It’s a really good time with friends. Seriously. Even if you’re not a D&D nerd. It’s fun to hang out and play a slow-paced turn-based gameIt’s a really good time with friends. Seriously. Even if you’re not a D&D nerd. It’s fun to hang out and play a slow-paced turn-based game with friends. That experience plays the animations and effects and everything makes for a really great experience. Gamenight 2.0 Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. esse jogo é um sonho de consumo. parabéns. é tudo que eu sempre quis. nota 10 para o jogo. obrigado. Expand
  3. May 14, 2021
    10
    I am really enjoying this game right now. Hope that some of my friends will buy it too, because that's the main goal. Having a good time withI am really enjoying this game right now. Hope that some of my friends will buy it too, because that's the main goal. Having a good time with friends playing a tabletop game. There is so much potential here with future updates, cannot wait to see where it might evolved. Expand
  4. May 22, 2021
    10
    El mejor juego de rol en RV. Es lo más adictivo que he jugado en los últimos años. Sí te gusta el género, es un juego obligatorio de tener.El mejor juego de rol en RV. Es lo más adictivo que he jugado en los últimos años. Sí te gusta el género, es un juego obligatorio de tener. Estoy deseando que lo actualicen e incluyan más aventuras. Expand
  5. May 28, 2021
    9
    A game i can describe as the perfect Nerd-Simulator.
    Literally sitting in the Basement, playing D&D Style Tabletop.
    Love it. It's a game
    A game i can describe as the perfect Nerd-Simulator.
    Literally sitting in the Basement, playing D&D Style Tabletop.
    Love it.
    It's a game for everyone who wanted to try out D&D once but never had the time and strength to plow through a pile of books to get the standart rules right.

    To be exact: It's a very thin version of a classical Tabletop RPG. In a good way!
    You wont crunch numbers as hard as you would normaly. Just some Atk and Def.
    A Dice with only Atk, Crit or Miss. (Again, no Numbers!)
    4 totally balanced Heroes with more on the way.
    Randomly generated Dungeons that look gorgeous in VR.
    Easy-to-use Skillsystem via Playingcards.
    Multiplayer, although unstable at the moment but fixes are imminent.

    As someone that plays D&D with friends regularly i like to play it now and again to get my fix till the next Session happens.
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