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  • Summary: Play as Doug McGrave, famous demon hunter for hire. Highest level, bestest gear, ruggedly handsome, and unrepentant jerk. For refusing to aid one stinking demon-infested town, you are immediately and deservedly cursed. Your powers, your wealth, and your weapons Poof! Gone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. May 9, 2015
    75
    Fresh and engaging, The Weaponographist is a succinct package of roguelike goodness. If you need a quick fix of something new for a weekend, this weapon-breaking dungeon-delver will suit that need perfectly.
  2. Apr 29, 2015
    70
    Even with an extra-hard difficulty mode and time-based leaderboards, it’s not a long game, and players will probably finish The Weaponographist before they get sick of it.
  3. May 3, 2015
    70
    The Weaponographist is wonderfully insane and had the potential for greatness, but the pieces that it’s lacking mean it’s simply a fun, straightforward speed-running twin-stick action/RPG-lite.
  4. Apr 27, 2015
    60
    The Weaponographist delivers pretty well on the pitched idea: a frantic arena battler that keeps things in constant motion. While it’s far from perfect, the interesting mechanics and decent all-around design make it fun, if a bit repetitive.
  5. May 19, 2015
    50
    The Weaponographist has the small advantage of being light, mindless and easy to pick up. It would be tempting to recommend the game for those impatient or uninterested in more intricate Roguelike mechanics, but it is exuberantly padded and becomes increasingly difficult in the later stages.
  6. May 4, 2015
    50
    As a hypothetical free PlayStation Plus title, The Weaponographist would have some room to flourish as a mindless hack and slash game with a poorly implemented, but nonetheless existent, reward loop. But as it exists right now in its sole PC incarnation, there are many more titles worthy of your time -- including that 1000th run of Isaac you've been putting off.
  7. Sep 10, 2015
    40
    Aside from (mostly useless) experiments with weaponry, The Weaponographist has nothing going for it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 29, 2015
    10
    Fast paced action, ridiculous enemies, and witty humor makes The Weaponographist incredibly enjoyable. I highly recommend it if you enjoyFast paced action, ridiculous enemies, and witty humor makes The Weaponographist incredibly enjoyable. I highly recommend it if you enjoy rouge-likes, lots of silly weapons, and great enemy design. Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2015
    2
    + + + Pros + + +
    1. Modern version of arcade hits Smash TV, Total Carnage or Gauntlet
    2. Nice cartoon graphics (plenty of various monsters)
    + + + Pros + + +
    1. Modern version of arcade hits Smash TV, Total Carnage or Gauntlet
    2. Nice cartoon graphics (plenty of various monsters)
    3. Good music with 16bit feel

    - - - Cons - - -
    1. Bad controls (heavy inertia,no diagonal shooting,no auto pickup weapons)
    2. Only for one player (no co-op)
    3. Only 1 life for hardcore players only,who finished Smash TV with 1 credit (no lives or continues)

    Good looking game,bad gameplay,wasted opportunity. How could this passed quality control?
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