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  • Summary: We call Wildermyth a myth-making tactical RPG. It empowers you to craft iconic characters who grow through deep, rewarding battles and interactive storytelling.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jul 5, 2021
    100
    It’s been a while since I’ve played a game that fostered such gentle intimacy between characters – and there’s cooperative multiplayer, too, if you fancy recruiting real-life friends as fellow adventurers.
  2. Jul 16, 2021
    90
    Indie RPG Wildermyth aims to combine the best of storytelling with the best of procedural generation and succeeds, thanks to great writing, solid tactics, and some very clever design decisions.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Aug 14, 2021
    90
    Best of all is how the storytelling bleeds into the battles. [Issue#362, p.114]
  4. Jul 6, 2021
    85
    Overall, Wildermyth is a fantastic addition to the CRPG genre that shows how great procedural generation can be when used smartly. I would highly recommend this game for anyone who is a fan of TTRPGs, maybe even with a couple of friends if your playgroup has been looking for something new to tackle.
  5. Oct 29, 2021
    85
    Wildermyth is a fun storytelling game with a ton of possible variance between playthroughs. The stories you make with the game can be very interesting, though it has a tendency to repeat itself a little too frequently.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 17, 2022
    80
    A beautifully styled roleplay experience that takes the best of both tabletop and computer gaming worlds. Heroes age, time goes on, but there are always monsters to be slain. Join the fun.
  7. Aug 6, 2021
    70
    Wildermyth has a lot going for it from its great enemy designs to the calamity structure making each playthrough unique. As enjoyable as each playthrough is, the unbalanced story structure prevents it from being amazing. This can be mitigated by gathering some friends and playing through a scenario with them. The game is a very fun roguelite tactical RPG that introduces some very creative choices, such as the entire Mythic class and transformations. With simple combat that does not get boring even after many sessions, replayability is very high.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jul 12, 2021
    10
    This is far away from my usual type of game, preferring Simulation and Management games. I saw it on Steam and thought i'd give it a chance.This is far away from my usual type of game, preferring Simulation and Management games. I saw it on Steam and thought i'd give it a chance.
    I haven't stopped playing since purchase.

    Music: Non-Invasive, adds to the atmosphere of the game and gets intense or mellows at the right parts. I'm working from home at the minute and have played this during quiet times, however have just left the game running when things pick up and had the music playing in the background and it didn't get annoying.

    Graphics: Simple, customisable characters, reminicent of Fall Out in someways. All the skintones you need to really put yourself into the game and with Workshop access, the skys the limit. The characters are endearing, the worlds solid and the foes interesting but not grotesque.

    Story/Writing: At times snarky, at others emotional, overall you can tell the writing team (or person initially) has put effort into their work and curated it to be "just right". The game is dialogue heavy at times, however combined with the gaphics and the engaging stories and the multiple-choice outcomes, it doesn't feel like a slog.

    Overall: If you like TTRPG's, if you enjoy a more gentle approach to your gameplay but with exciting elements (akin to Stardew, but more action heavy), if you enjoy (customisable) storydriven gameplay...heck if you played Neopets way back when and were obsessed with KeyQuest, you will enjoy this game.

    Just under £20 on Steam at the moment, not heavy on storage (2GB atm, developers are planning DLC in future), well worth the price for the amount of fun and engagement you'll be getting from this game.
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  2. Jul 7, 2021
    10
    Easily my favourite game of 2021 so far. The story building is incredible. You will start with generic characters who you will grow to careEasily my favourite game of 2021 so far. The story building is incredible. You will start with generic characters who you will grow to care about as their story develops, which will be unique depending on their two key personality characteristics they start with, who else is in the party and the relationships they form with them (rivalries, friendships and romances), as well as what happens to them or others in combat (friends or lovers dying, or being maimed and losing a limb). There are also opportunities that come up that can completely transform a character into a magical hybrid creature amongst other things.

    The combat is great if you like turn based tactical gameplay, and there is meaningful skill progression which unlocks a wide array of abilities.

    Overall I couldn’t be happier with this game.
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  3. Jun 24, 2021
    10
    One of the best games I've played all year. I never would've imagined that I'd feel such attachment to procedurally-generated characters, butOne of the best games I've played all year. I never would've imagined that I'd feel such attachment to procedurally-generated characters, but the combination of leveling up, gearing up, and gradually evolving your character through random events creates a brilliant uniqueness for each character, one that feels much deeper than it has any right to. I've faced moral dilemmas when forced to sacrifice a prized veteran to win a seemly impossible match. I've felt incredible relief landing a winning blow with my last standing character when failure seemed all but certain. I've felt incredible highs when luck turns my way, and I've felt dreadful lows when an unlucky event maims a key character. After three campaigns and 30+ hours of gameplay, I'm still learning new strategies, discovering new events, and facing new enemies. I've played with dozens of characters, no two the same. And I know I have hundreds more hours of adventuring to complete.

    As insane as it sounds, this may be my game of the year. I doubt any other game will grab me like Wildermyth has or make me feel all the feels quite the same way.
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  4. Jul 15, 2021
    9
    AAA publishers should look at this game and weep.

    To be quick about it: this game is a triumph. The writing is bittersweet, goofy, and
    AAA publishers should look at this game and weep.

    To be quick about it: this game is a triumph. The writing is bittersweet, goofy, and surprisingly deep in equal measure. Seriously, after suffering through the cringe-worthy writing in FF7 Remake, this game is food to a starving man. The storytelling is fantastic and at a quality level that I thought would be impossible in a procedurally generated game.

    The combat seems simple at first, but it is surprisingly deep. It plays like a really good tabletop strategy-RPG board game, which is saying a lot. Those types of game normally far outstrip the quality of strategy video games.

    Overall, it is a game that must be experienced. The art style, the music, the writing, the gameplay, the plot lines, the randomness...it all pulls together in a brilliant way. I am as impressed by this offering as I was when I fist picked up Hades.
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  5. Jul 21, 2021
    8
    Was a hard game to purchase despite the reasonable price tag. Paper Mario art style does not appeal to me at all, but I gave it a shot and I'mWas a hard game to purchase despite the reasonable price tag. Paper Mario art style does not appeal to me at all, but I gave it a shot and I'm glad I did. Quite a fun distraction in a form of RPG. Characters grow and develop their own stories through randomly generated events under an overarching nemesis. I did like 3 campaigns and did get bored, but those campaigns are quite memorable! I think this is a great concept for a game, and only way it could be improved is maybe having a more interesting artstyle (16 bit?) and more variety in the random events. Just keep making more and more events to make the fresh campaigns more engaging! Expand
  6. Dec 24, 2021
    8
    Fun game, and a fresh take with the comic book style making it feel like you are writing your own story.
  7. May 4, 2022
    1
    Interesting concept spoiled by a very boring storyline and extremely verbose characters!

    A time came when I just couldn't care about the
    Interesting concept spoiled by a very boring storyline and extremely verbose characters!

    A time came when I just couldn't care about the story or dialogues. Started skipping through them.

    The only other remaining gameplay was the turn-based "strategy" which I found to be dull and boring.

    Also, recruiting a hero seemed impossible because the game didn't give me that option more than once.

    Overall, a very unsatisfying game!
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