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  • Summary: Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 100
    The Switch version runs gorgeously, too.
  2. Feb 7, 2019
    90
    While some of its procedural generation can sometimes make for an unnecessarily challenging experience, City of Brass more than makes up for it with the sheer creativity you can have exploring its Arabian Nights-themed maps. With genii to imbue you with wacky powers and the ever-tantalising need to collect more gold (as well the option to compete with others via the leaderboards), Uppercut Games has produced one of the most entertaining roguelikes to swing onto Nintendo Switch. And you can throw ghost chickens. What more do you need?
  3. 85
    City of Brass is an admittedly tough game. Despite that, it makes you want to keep trying over and over again because of what you learn. The trial-and-error aspect is mitigated also by the procedurally generated levels. Plus it feels great when you have a good run going and make it just a bit further than you did before. Pick yourself back up, wipe off that sand, and crack that whip. You won’t regret it.
  4. 70
    City of Brass is a fun and swashbuckling adventure that gets seriously hamstrung by its clumsy and sluggish controls. Recommended to any masochist out there who wants to get punished on the go and doesn't mind looking past some issues.
  5. Feb 8, 2019
    60
    City of Brass has a great whip, but the rest of the game could do with some polish.
  6. Mar 3, 2019
    60
    On the PC, City of Brass is a tough but fair experience that draws inspiration from some of the best games in the genre, but the Switch port pulls the shortest straw. It’s worth picking up, but mostly for City of Brass fans who will endure a hampered version of the game for portability’s sake.
  7. Apr 1, 2019
    60
    City of Brass is a very ambitious game that could’ve been something truly amazing, but its lack of gameplay options ultimately make it feel frustrating and uninspiring to play. As such, it is a difficult title to recommend.
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