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  • Summary: Crypt of the NecroDancer is a hardcore rhythm-based roguelike game. Can you survive this deadly dungeon of dance, slay the NecroDancer, and recapture your still beating heart? Or will you be a slave to the rhythm for all eternity? Players must move on the beat to navigate procedurallyCrypt of the NecroDancer is a hardcore rhythm-based roguelike game. Can you survive this deadly dungeon of dance, slay the NecroDancer, and recapture your still beating heart? Or will you be a slave to the rhythm for all eternity? Players must move on the beat to navigate procedurally generated dungeons while battling dancing skeletons, zombies, dragons, and more! Groove with the game's epic dance soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection! You can even play with a dance pad to really shake your bones! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 9, 2018
    95
    If you’ve never played Crypt of the Necrodancer, the Switch release is the definitive version without question.
  2. 90
    At the end of the day, Crypt of the Necrodancer is a trip. You hop on for the ride, enjoy some groovy tunes, and overcome a slew of challenges along the way. Even though every run is different, I always felt I was in control. It’s hard to get on the beat, but once over that initial hump, Crypt of the Necrodancer becomes one of the most intriguing experiences available on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Don't sleep on it.
  3. Feb 26, 2018
    90
    CA roguelike at heart with a rhythm-game soul, Crypt Of The NecroDancer is a sublime experience that’s a must-play for fans of the genre(s). Its upbeat, uptempo take on dungeon crawling is infectious, and there’s enough content here to last even the savviest of spelunkers for many, many dance-fuelled dives into the depths — if you’ve never tangoed with the COTN, this fully-featured Switch edition is the perfect way to jump in.
  4. Mar 12, 2018
    85
    It adds freshness and originality to a classic genre, mixing the best of rhythm and dungeon crawler games. Unfortunately, the overall look is weak, but the story is interesting and there is a variety of characters, together with a great soundtrack and the accessibility of the mechanics make it into an experience that is addictive and endearing that you can't miss.
  5. Mar 26, 2018
    85
    Wonderfully hectic, exquisitely manic, we love this little jewel of a game. It's also jam-packed with content and a marvelous soundtrack.
  6. NF Magazine
    Feb 27, 2020
    80
    Crypt of the NecroDancer will hurt you and then heal you with beautiful music for hours and hours. [Issue #40 – July/August 2019, p. 23]
  7. Mar 1, 2018
    70
    Crypt of the NecroDancer has risen once again to bring a hefty amount of rhythm action goodness to Switch. If this is your jam, then its definitely worth picking up again for portable and local co-op play. If you haven't played before and aren't sure if you'll dig it then the Switch version is a content-rich way to give it a whirl and find out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    Crypt of the NecroDancer is one of the greatest indie games of all time, and, albeit rather pricey, holds up incredibly well on NintendoCrypt of the NecroDancer is one of the greatest indie games of all time, and, albeit rather pricey, holds up incredibly well on Nintendo Switch. The controls are incredibly responsive and it looks just as beautiful as the other versions of the game. The soundtrack is superb as always and is still the best part of the game. The addition of the new character is a rather nice addition too. I would highly recommend this if you have never played it, because once you have, you'll be humming along to the music for months to come.

    10/10
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  2. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    para switch no se, pero para pc es muy entretenido. cuesta cojerle el truco, pero es muy divertido
  3. Oct 2, 2019
    9
    Main reason I'm writing this review is to let you know that the trailer video on this page is actually for Cadence of Hyrule, a gameMain reason I'm writing this review is to let you know that the trailer video on this page is actually for Cadence of Hyrule, a game completely different from Crypt of the Necrodancer.
    Really fun game, but I definitely recommend getting it on PC if you can, since the controls work so much better with a keyboard.
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  4. Sep 23, 2019
    8
    The main feature of this game is your state of mind, after you played it for 1h straight, listening to the rhythm... You may think you wereThe main feature of this game is your state of mind, after you played it for 1h straight, listening to the rhythm... You may think you were playing it, but for real this game is playing you! Expand
  5. May 5, 2020
    8
    I love this game. It is challenging but not too challenging. It has lots of different modes. Not to mention items and enemies.this game hasI love this game. It is challenging but not too challenging. It has lots of different modes. Not to mention items and enemies.this game has good music as well. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2020
    6
    this is just hard and not funny. i would go to bed instead of this game. i wasted my ten dollars QQ
  7. Sep 2, 2019
    4
    Cool idea for a game, but the learning curve is WAY too steep.

    The tutorial is really bare-bones, just teaching you the absolute necessary
    Cool idea for a game, but the learning curve is WAY too steep.

    The tutorial is really bare-bones, just teaching you the absolute necessary basics about movement. Everything else, like what the items do and how to use them, how the enemies move and fight and how to defeat them, what the different objects and characters are for etc etc., in other words, how to actually PLAY the game, you have to figure out for yourself. Some people may like this kind of „hardcore“ experience, I‘m certainly not one of them.

    I‘m a drummer and I have a very good sense of rhythm, but that won‘t get you far when it comes to enemy attack patterns, especially not when the game puts four different enemy types plus a miniboss in one room in just the second level and practically tells you to „deal with it“.

    It is possible to practice on single enemies OUTSIDE of the actual levels, but to me, that‘s just bad game design. Why not have an actual learning curve for the player where you gradually increase the number of enemies and enemy types and make it clear how they move and attack, so it’s not just guess-work, and have mini-bosses just appear on their own at first, so the learning is part of the game and you don‘t have to take time out from the main game in order to be able to beat it? The way it is now seems idiotic to me.

    I can‘t even practice the mini bosses, because they require diamonds to unlock them in practice mode (really?), but I can‘t get enough diamonds because I keep dying, but I can‘t practice effectively because I don‘t have the diamonds etc.etc.

    I doubt that I‘ll be playing much of this game in the future and I‘m glad that I only spent three bucks on it.
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