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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: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 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...
  2. 80
    Neon Abyss is a really solid roguelike that has a great visual style, some incredibly cool features, and a really fun build variety. The concept is fun, the bosses are generally quite funny to fight against, and the feeling you get when you’ve got an obscene weapon and a bunch of followers is excellent. It’s definitely got the makings of a really great game, and I’m excited to continue putting time into it.
  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. Jul 20, 2020
    70
    A good roguelike that lacks distinctive elements.
  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: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  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. Jul 17, 2020
    10
    2d platformer binding of isaac or deadcell with arsenal of modern range weapons
    visual is good for a game that tries to sell itself with
    2d platformer binding of isaac or deadcell with arsenal of modern range weapons
    visual is good for a game that tries to sell itself with great sound and music, it really lackluster on that part, music is very repetitive and quite bland, sound is passable.
    the game is good, good mix of difficulty!
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  3. Jul 15, 2020
    9
    Gamepass (GAMERTAG alfonspartan 6hrs juego): Pros: Un juego muy divertido, el peso del juego no supera el Giga, el control es sencillo conGamepass (GAMERTAG alfonspartan 6hrs juego): Pros: Un juego muy divertido, el peso del juego no supera el Giga, el control es sencillo con teclado y mouse, los graficos son muy buenos asi como el audio son buenos. La mezcla armas y equipo son buenas, los escenarios ofrecen enemigos que iran subiendo su dificultad conforme avances en el juego. Hay variedad de personajes para desbloquear cada uno equipamento distinto del otro, asi que debes elegir bien al que se acomode a tu forma de jugar. No me he dado cuenta si hay multijugador, pero si algo es importante recalcar, es que al momento de morir, debes empezar desde nuevo. Hay upgrades que puedes mejorar con recompensas en las partidas. Esto al eliminar jefes y subir de nivel. La dificultadad se puede configurar desde dificil hasta facil.
    Contras: Podria resultar un poco repetitivo despues de dedicarle unas cuantas horas, las armas son pocas pero conforme avanzas en los escenarios hay armas poderosas asi como mejoras de habilidad (mas velocidad de disparo, movimiento, etc). En general la calificacion del 9/10 es solo porque estoy seguro habra mas contenido que saldra mas adelante. Asi que es justo no darle un 10 hasta ver todo lo que se puede ofrecer.
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  4. Aug 3, 2020
    6
    The game has a lot of character and personality but the gameplay side of the game is not good. rougelike elements also feel weak. boss battlesThe game has a lot of character and personality but the gameplay side of the game is not good. rougelike elements also feel weak. boss battles are not memorable. can not distinguish between our projectiles and projectiles that the boss has fired at us, i was not able to decide what to dodge and what not. not a good game 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 28, 2020
    4
    A classic roguelike game does not have any extra features. Only the music is beautiful.
  7. Aug 10, 2020
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First off i have this on the Nintendo switch. Cant get a refund cause there terrible policy.
    This game has a lot lot lot of issues. Ive played all the rouge likes there is, isaac, gungeon, nuclear throne, so on and so forth. So if your looking for a complete review ive got it.

    OK.. so to start off the frame rate on the switch is terrible. i've take 7 hearts of damage because of the framerate chugging and skipping. out of combat its fine. many boss battles its just horrid. But Its ok in isaac cause your practically invincible before its starts chugging. and they half to load about a 1000 bullets on a tiny screen.
    Visibility is a major issue. half the time i cant tell if there enemy bullets or there mine. Isaac and gungeon do this very very well. I feel like im in a chaotic mess. where the devs just put random enemies in a room to call it good. Things get so chaotic you dont ask yourself what i could have do differently. you ask yourself "How did i get hit?"

    Tbh it feels like a complete rip off of isaac. But with guns and memes.
    To how you progress through the floors. Bomb, key, and coins are the exact three from isaac. even the enemies are almost the exact same. You got stationary ones that shoot in all directions. Invisible ones that pop up in front of you. And items that do the exact same things.
    Its honestly unbelievable. btw they messed up the key, bomb, coin drop rate. its a copy of gungeon but far far worse. Dont even get me started on the familiars in isaac. But in this game its called EGGS which is another reference to Northern Lion who has 2500 episodes of isaac. We call him Egg father. cause of his elegant shiny dome. All hail the egg. check him out and go play isaac. he'll teach you how to play and how not to play. As well as provide great comedy.

    The hit boxes are a mess. Lets say you play Mario and a bullet bill comes towards you. You jump in the small hole and let it pass. But in this game if you go in the small hole it hits you anyway, EVEN if it doesn't touch your character.

    The guns are a copy of gungeon with very little variation. you got heat seeking bullets, you got lazer beams that even act the same. Nothing special here.

    The bosses are pretty bull and boring. some shoot nearly unavoidable attacks at you. Unless you have flying which completely takes the balance out of the game. so if you dont have flying.. good luck lol. in Isaac and gunegon flying was helpful but not essential to a victory. Actually nothing in Isaac is essential to win. thats what makes experimenting so fun in rouge likes. Is the question of what i can do differently next time or what items will combine with each other.

    This game is not only a rip off. But looses all amounts of "rouge like" in its DNA. So what do you get?
    You get a unfinished, unbalanced, boring, annoying game. And your $20 down. Please check out the binding of isaac. i have 600 hours in that game and i paid $40 for it. Or gungeon, or tbh any other lol. happy gaming :) And please check out NL on isaac. its worth it trust me.
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