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  • Summary: Build a powerful deck, cast spells on the fly, battle evolving enemies, find game-changing artifacts, make friends or make enemies, just make it to Eden.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 100
    One Step From Eden takes my memories of the Battle Network games and turns them into a fully-fledged and incredibly stylish roguelike. It is quite simply the best thing I’ve played all year. It might even be one of the best roguelikes around at the moment, and there’s definitely a lot of competition there. I can’t say enough good things about this nigh-perfect game, but I can say that you should stop whatever you’re doing and go and buy it. You’ll not be disappointed.
  2. Mar 25, 2020
    90
    The game succeeds despite its fierce challenge because each system is incredibly well-designed and compliments the mechanical learning curve quite readily, even if that curve’s breadth can feel demoralizing in its darkest hours.
  3. Mar 25, 2020
    80
    It feels as though Thomas Moon Kang had a clear vision of what One Step From Eden should be. Each system works well together to provide an experience that only this game can provide, even if another series influenced the core idea. It’s brutal difficulty surely won’t be for everyone, but roguelike fans will find a satisfying game loop of fast-paced action for many hours.
  4. Mar 25, 2020
    80
    One Step From Eden could be my go-to wind down roguelike at the end of the night. The progression isn't quite as rewarding as I would like, but experimenting with spells and trying out new things isn't going to get old anytime soon. Even if you aren't a Battle Network fan, give One Step From Eden a try. You've got nothing to lose except dozens of hours of your life.
  5. Mar 25, 2020
    70
    One Step From Eden provides a unique, fast-paced experience. The combat and deck-building are fun, but it does a poor job explaining game mechanics, and given the depth of the game's card system that makes it a little bit too difficult.
  6. Mar 30, 2020
    60
    With how disappointed I am in the final product, it’s still hard to call One Step From Eden a bad game. The boss fights are memorable, it has an appropriately fast-paced soundtrack, and for brief moments it can feel like a complete, cohesive experience. However, the roguelite elements are just not implemented well enough to make each run feel fresh, and actively work against the decent core battle system.