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  • Summary: Become a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck? In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh, Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as youBecome a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck? In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh, Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as you work together to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll. Play as six different characters, each with their own unique play styles and abilities. Master each class and figure out which one best fits your style in this charming world filled with a growing array of twists and secrets.

    Can you make it out alive? Maybe, but luck is definitely not on your side.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 95
    I came into Dicey Dungeons with high hopes and I was thoroughly blown away. It’s so smartly designed in how the classes and equipment all work together to create consistently unique and creative instances where you have to squeeze the usefulness out of almost every play style and strategy. The episodic design fits it very well, because it makes the early parts far more approachable, while keeping the variety up enough that even later episodes slow you down, you still have so much to enjoy. Dicey Dungeons is an amazing game that I’d almost call a roguelike game for people who don’t like roguelikes. You do have to like turn-based combat, though. And dice.
  2. Dec 22, 2020
    90
    Terry Cavanaugh has done it again with Dicey Dungeons; this is easily one of the best roguelike titles you can currently purchase for the Switch. Loads of gameplay variety, fantastic music, a high skill ceiling and friendly visuals make this a thoroughly gripping and fun experience you won’t want to miss out on. If you like roguelikes or card games, we’d highly recommend you pick this up as soon as you can – and even if you don’t, we’d still encourage you to check it out regardless.
  3. Jan 5, 2021
    90
    Well, this game is just plain awesome. It’s kind of a dungeon-crawl roguelite thing, but the battles use an interesting dice mechanic that really helps the game stand out. As you make your way through each floor, you’ll find various skills that you can pick and choose from to fill out your battle actions. Each turn you roll a number of dice and assign them to those skills to use them. There are lots of different kinds of enemies and skills, and the maps themselves, while simple, have some points of interest and branching paths you can choose to explore. One of those games where you fire it up meaning to play for twenty minutes and end up playing for four hours. I’d expect no less from Terry Cavanagh, though.
  4. Jan 4, 2021
    80
    Dicey Dungeons is another worthy roguelike experience for Nintendo Switch that’s not only incredibly satisfying to play but also features a unique hook in its use of dice. We may be a little spoilt for choice when it comes to the roguelike genre but Dicey Dungeons is an addition you’ll want to make time for.
  5. Jan 28, 2021
    78
    Dicey Dungeons makes the most of its possibilities. It is original, challenging, extremely varied... it manages to create with a simple roll of the dice the emotion of knowing if we can resist until the next fight. It mixes many really interesting formulas for the players.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Jan 23, 2021
    10
    Finally a Switch port of this amazing game. I love the character design and soundtrack, you can clearly see a lot of love and care went intoFinally a Switch port of this amazing game. I love the character design and soundtrack, you can clearly see a lot of love and care went into this game. Expand
  2. Jan 11, 2021
    10
    Took a minute to warm up to this game, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. Has enough of a skill curb and different game types to put hours into.Took a minute to warm up to this game, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. Has enough of a skill curb and different game types to put hours into. Only wish there was a dice roll animation. Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2021
    9
    Dicey Dungeons isn't quite a deck-builder. If it were, however, it would be the best deckbuilder on the Switch. It's often been compared toDicey Dungeons isn't quite a deck-builder. If it were, however, it would be the best deckbuilder on the Switch. It's often been compared to the excellent Slay the Spire, but it's much more varied, addictive and–in my humble opinion–fun than StS. It didn't let me go until I'd beaten the final boss–and that was no easy feat.

    Pros:
    * Brilliant mechanics: The game is a mix between a dice-thrower and a deck-builder–a deceptively simple combination that pretends to be all about luck, but it's actually about understanding the rules and using them to your advantage.
    * Astounding variety: Each character, level, and enemy introduces its own spin to the rules. Dicey Dungeons is essentially a simple idea twisted into dozens of variations–and it keeps introducing new radical changes until the very end.
    * Many hours of gameplay: With six characters, each with six episodes, plus one final fight, this game should keep you busy for a long time. And after that, there's always "Hard Mode", if you can stomach it.

    Cons:
    * Can be frustrating: Some levels are a breeze, but others are hard enough to be discouraging. The roguelike-inspired loop really bites when you fail the same 30-minutes level for the 10th time.
    * Sometimes, luck *does* count: Yes, this game is mostly about strategizing and managing your options–but there are times when your sophisticated planning gets undone because you encountered the wrong enemy or powerup.
    * Some levels feel repetitive: It's great to have so much content, but even with all the variations, some levels feel a bit too similar to each other.
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  4. Apr 13, 2021
    8
    This is a difficult game to rate. I like the original dice concept, the music, the fact that each run is quite short (35-40 min) and there isThis is a difficult game to rate. I like the original dice concept, the music, the fact that each run is quite short (35-40 min) and there is quite a lot of variety amongst the characters, enemies and abilities. Dicey dungeons is a fun game to play, but it sucks to get close to the finish (or even the final boss) and then lose because of your own poor (unlucky) dice rolls or because the boss has rolled optimally. I have been playing for 5 to 6 hours now and the magic is starting to wear off. I think I will probably come back to play this from time to time, but right now I am a bit frustrated. This is still definitely worth a look if you can get it on sale, especially if you like games like Slay the Spire or DungeonTop. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2021
    8
    Game is great! Very addictive. It’s a lighter version of “Slay The Spire.” You build a “deck” with dice values throughout many dungeons. IfGame is great! Very addictive. It’s a lighter version of “Slay The Spire.” You build a “deck” with dice values throughout many dungeons. If you’re on the fence about it just jump! Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2021
    6
    Dicey Dungeons is a roguelike in which players roll and use dice to defeat a series of enemies in the hope of escaping the game show in whichDicey Dungeons is a roguelike in which players roll and use dice to defeat a series of enemies in the hope of escaping the game show in which they find themselves trapped.

    The core gameplay loop is fairly enjoyable to start with, but even with unlockable characters that each come with their own unique set of rules, this is a game that comes a little repetitive fairly quickly. Worth picking up if you see it on sale, but I doubt I’ll go back to it very often.
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  7. Jan 5, 2022
    0
    It is disappointing that such a great game has been ruined by a single bad idea. I had to delete the game after some 6 hours because every newIt is disappointing that such a great game has been ruined by a single bad idea. I had to delete the game after some 6 hours because every new “run” that I attempt ended up in exactly the same way: 30 minutes wasted and angry. The first 3 hours were so good. I really enjoyed it. But as soon as the challenges got somewhat harder, I started failing them. Sometimes, it was even down to pure luck (bad dice rolls). The last 3 hours were a waste of my time, and I made zero progress. I would have to be a masochist to continue playing the game under these conditions.

    If you think my score is too harsh, just imagine if in Mario Odyssey after 3 hours the controls got inverted (left becomes right, right becomes left, etc.). With such a change, the game would be very hard to control, and no normal person could enjoy it. Would you give that game a 5 because the first 3 hours were great? No, it would be a ruined game. That’s why it’s a zero.

    P.S. Terry, if you’re listening, you know how in Donkey Kong Country, when you die in a stage, you only have to re-try that stage, not the entire world. Think about that. Think about that really hard.
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