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  • Summary: Neon Abyss is a frantic, roguelite action-platformer where you run ‘n’ gun your way into the Abyss. Featuring unlimited item synergies and a unique dungeon evolution system, each run diversifies the experience and every choice alters the ruleset.

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Neon Abyss - Decend Into A Roguelike Neon Dungeon | PAX West 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. CD-Action
    Oct 15, 2020
    85
    What looks like a straightforward side-scrolling shooter with some platforming elements quickly turns out to be a rich (tons of items and upgrades!) and highly addictive roguelite. [10/2020, p.75]
  2. Jul 21, 2020
    81
    In all, Neon Abyss is a beautifully made game that does their chosen genre justice, demonstrating a beautiful atmosphere and a challenging yet rewarding experience, when either the dice rolls in your favor or you manage to do well even despite a bad hand being given to you. If luck is on your side, Neon Abyss is chaotic fun as a run ‘n gun and bullet hell, and if luck took a sick day, well, you can still manage to accomplish a surprising amount. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna try another run...
  3. Jul 21, 2020
    80
    Neon Abyss is a solid and hilarious roguelite. Hundreds of weapons and items, however, are not enough to hide procedural generation laziness. But all things considered, it is still one of the best roguelites currently available.
  4. Jul 16, 2020
    75
    While Neon Abyss lacks plot depth and environmental variety, it makes up for it with some wild item combinations and chaotic enemy encounters. You can never be quite sure how your next run of this roguelike is going to pan out, but you can always be confident it’s going to be hectic, brightly coloured, and filled with mixed-quality puns and pop culture references.
  5. Jul 22, 2020
    75
    Neon Abyss’ emphasis on thriving, not surviving is a breath of fresh air in a subgenre defined by struggle. It’s chaotic, cathartic gameplay is a welcome surprise and unique take on the formula.
  6. Jan 12, 2021
    70
    Neon Abyss is a decent project in its genre, which simply lacks original mechanics and content.
  7. Jul 14, 2020
    40
    Neon Abyss will satisfy the craving of anyone looking for a competently made roguelike - just as long as they're fine with immediately forgetting about it once they're done. While the shooting is fun in small doses, the dearth of variety in several areas and unremarkable meme aesthetics lend to the game's ultimately ethereal nature. In a genre with so many trailblazing entries, Neon Abyss fails at even making a mark. Most players would be better served starting a new save file on an old rougelike favorite than diving into this dungeon for the first time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    Definitely one of the best rogue-lites 2020 has to offer, it's a must-play for every rogue-lite fan, and it might become a great all-time hitDefinitely one of the best rogue-lites 2020 has to offer, it's a must-play for every rogue-lite fan, and it might become a great all-time hit if the developers will keep updating it. Expand
  2. Jan 22, 2021
    10
    This is absolutely one of my favorite games! I have not found a rouge-like game that I enjoyed before playing Neon Abyss. From the art styleThis is absolutely one of my favorite games! I have not found a rouge-like game that I enjoyed before playing Neon Abyss. From the art style to the music and variety of weapons and enemies, I can't get enough! Expand
  3. Jul 16, 2020
    7
    I enjoy the game even it's a bit hard. I lowered the difficulty to easy to progress and have more fun (because you need so start from theI enjoy the game even it's a bit hard. I lowered the difficulty to easy to progress and have more fun (because you need so start from the beginning if you die). I think it's a game you play some hours but then it's time to move on. Even the game is bit overpriced, i'ts definitly worth to give it a try. Expand
  4. Jan 20, 2021
    6
    This game is incredibly boring. It's very hard to find good guns, and your pets block bullets. Bombs are refined poorly, bosses are terrible.This game is incredibly boring. It's very hard to find good guns, and your pets block bullets. Bombs are refined poorly, bosses are terrible. IIf you are playing roguelites, please skip this one. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2020
    5
    It does scratch the same itch as Isaac but dont think the upgrades are as balanced.

    If you do get a good combo your own bullets can
    It does scratch the same itch as Isaac but dont think the upgrades are as balanced.

    If you do get a good combo your own bullets can basically cover the whole screen in neonlights and you cant see anything. Things die fast but you have no idea whats coming towards you.

    Many upgrades have a negative aspect and then they interact negatively with each other until they quite literally kill yourself with your upgrades... this games luck aspect is cruel.
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  6. Jul 22, 2020
    4
    Game was released with a lot of bugs, no testing, and day 1 DLC.

    Furthermore, balancing is just wrong and broken in some places. Even
    Game was released with a lot of bugs, no testing, and day 1 DLC.

    Furthermore, balancing is just wrong and broken in some places. Even before the dev team went and addressed the giant list of bugs, they were thinking of making more DLC.

    This game should be in Early Access for 10 bucks. It's nothing more than a PR stunt, copy pasted Gungeon and Isaac, with more problems than good ideas.
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  7. Nov 10, 2020
    0
    The only thing not working in this roguelite is the gameplay. That aside, there's nothing to dislike. In fact, there's nothing else at all.

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