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  • Summary: Devious Dungeon is a medieval action platforming game by the creators of Random Heroes and League of Evil!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 11, 2018
    80
    Devious Dungeon is straight to the point. It offers a 2D roguelike RPG experience without any unwanted clutter. If you want a title that will keep you engaged and in the action, then make sure to give this a look.
  2. Sep 3, 2018
    72
    Devious Dungeon is a clear example of how to make a very entertaining game without the necessity to have a great story upon its shoulders. Its graphic style in Pixel Art is simply amusing, though its soundtrack is hardly varied even being pleasant.
  3. Apr 16, 2018
    70
    Whilst more could be done within the realm of Devious Dungeon, that could be saved for the sequel, which really needs to happen. It is a pleasing and accessible dungeon crawler that doesn't over complicate what its goal is. There are almost zero plot points, yet fun hack 'n' slash gameplay, randomised dungeons, and lots of loot and upgrades that help to make this a very fun title to run around in.
  4. Apr 9, 2018
    60
    Devious Dungeon is far from a bad game. Its feedback loop of exploration, levelling up and gear acquisition makes for a fun and rewarding experience for the first few hours, but its lack of tangible depth ultimately torpedoes the endless potential of its randomly built dungeons. Still, for less than £10, there are certainly worse dungeons to explore.
  5. 50
    The highest praise and most damning criticism I can give Devious Dungeon is that it is functional and something I could burn time with at a doctor’s office or in a plane. With the consistent stream of games coming to the Switch, you’re better off waiting to see if one of its better contemporaries gets released.
  6. Apr 10, 2018
    50
    So much more could have been done with the hero to open up multiple playthroughs, even something as simple as allowing different classes of hero. The mechanics are there in the enemies after all. The idea is very good, but the execution is sloppy. Most of my time with Devious Dungeon saw me walking through levels destroying everything in sight for coins, then buying the next best gear I could get, before grinding through the next batch of levels.
  7. Aug 14, 2018
    40
    Devious Dungeon features a fairly interesting progression system, along with a healthy variety of enemies for the roguelike game that it is. Alas, it fails to deliver on the rest and the result is a game that is way too simple and unambitious for its own good, without any factors that redeem it from an overall repetitive and uninteresting experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 6, 2019
    10
    I'm rating this game a 10 when compared to other indie titles of the same price and genre. It's a procedural generating dungeons actionI'm rating this game a 10 when compared to other indie titles of the same price and genre. It's a procedural generating dungeons action plaform RPG at it's purest and simplest form. It's only an $8 game and will take you back to when games were a simple fun romp with entertaining gameplay. Anyone that compares this to AAA games is naive at best. Love indie games, getting the sequel after this. Expand
  2. Jul 11, 2018
    8
    I bought this game as a "break" from playing my Triple A games. I bought it with no expectations but ended up enjoying it. I jump on for aI bought this game as a "break" from playing my Triple A games. I bought it with no expectations but ended up enjoying it. I jump on for a few minutes ( an to be completely honest, a few time an hour here and an hour there) and very much like it. There's no real thinking to it you bash and keep buying gear, going down the list until you max out every piece of gear they offer. If you go into it with the mind set that this is a games to give you a quick break, then you will enjoy this. Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2018
    6
    I bought this title as I personally don't like ''complicated'' dungeon crawlers or rogue-like where you spend half of your time checking yourI bought this title as I personally don't like ''complicated'' dungeon crawlers or rogue-like where you spend half of your time checking your stats, switching gears, etc. I like simple, but efficient game which this one is. It gets repetitive after a while and there are 2 controls to work with (jump and swing weapon), but I still enjoyed the experience. The levels are a little too small for my taste. 6 out of 10 in my book. Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2018
    2
    This game was extremely disappointing. The only redeeming qualities to the game are the rock-solid controls and some mildly whimsical pixelThis game was extremely disappointing. The only redeeming qualities to the game are the rock-solid controls and some mildly whimsical pixel art. According to the eshop description, there was to be "loot" and "lots of weapons and gear." Well, the loot is literally just coins. And the weapons and gear are just a linear upgrade system with generic stats points. From the very first swing to the very last boss, the combat does not change a single time.

    You can jump, and you can swing your weapon.

    That's it.

    Not one single interesting quirk. The enemies vary slightly, and you can collect larger coins, but that is the only change in the game from start to finish.

    I played through the first boss and then threw this in the proverbial trashcan. It doesn't even have a prayer of standing up to heavyweights like Binding of Isaac or Darkest Dungeon. This garbage should have rotted in the mobile phone stores where it belonged. Ratalaika Games just made my "do not ever touch under any circumstances" list for sure.
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