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  • Summary: ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer. Help Kyhra to explore the unknown and slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 19, 2020
    90
    ScourgeBringer is a wonderfully slick and addictive roguelite adventure that flings its players headlong into non-stop frenetic combat and never lets up. This is an unapologetically tough game and if you struggle with the constant repetition and death inherent in the roguelite genre you may find it all a little hard to put up with. However, if you're not put off by a challenge, or if you're a Celeste or Dead Cells fan who is craving more, what Flying Oak Games has conjured up with this one is sure to absolutely delight.
  2. Oct 19, 2020
    85
    For fans of the genre, ScourgeBringer is an absolute must-play though, if only because it offers such a steep challenge to accompany those lovely, lovely visuals. It may not be the most original concept, but what it does it does very well.
  3. 85
    ScourgeBringer offers everything you’d want from a roguelite experience. Fast-paced gameplay, amazing visuals and soundtrack, and understandable systems round out a truly enjoyable experience. Some button-heavy combat and hardcore difficulty aren’t enough to damper the fun to be had in this top-notch action-platformer.
  4. Oct 22, 2020
    80
    As expected, ScourgeBringer is a well-balanced and dynamic Rogue-lite. Thanks to a fast-paced action and a complete set of moves, Kyhra's adventure through this sometime repetitive but nervous environment makes us want to go for another run almost every time.
  5. Nov 25, 2020
    80
    Another challenger in the crowded action-roguelite genre, ScourgeBringer delivers a challenging quest blended in lightning-fast gameplay.
  6. Nov 2, 2020
    80
    Fast-paced shooter/slasher mix with great fight mechanics. If you don’t shy away from repetition and a multitude of deaths, this is definitely for you.
  7. Nov 3, 2020
    65
    Failing to have a great replayability and to vary the gaming experiences, ScourgeBringer offers players twenty hours of a challenge as hard as it is satisfying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 7, 2020
    10
    I’ve only played about an hour of the demo available and I can already tell this is an amazing game. The art style and pixel animations areI’ve only played about an hour of the demo available and I can already tell this is an amazing game. The art style and pixel animations are what caught my eye, it oozes style, it’s gorgeously animated and screams of Monolith and Celeste combined. The gameplay is incredibly satisfying and fast-paced with interesting combat and enemy patterns, movement is smooth and feels good to pull off, and the story (the little i’ve seen of it anyway) was interesting enough to get me hooked in this world, wondering what lies within the deepest depths of the ScourgeBringer. I can see myself pumping hundreds of hours into this just like Isaac, Dead Cells, Gungeon and others before it, in my opinion a must-have for roguelike/roguelite lovers such as myself. Can’t wait to purchase this and top marks to the entire team who worked on this, you all deserve it. Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2021
    9
    This game is very swingy with a high skill ceiling. You will eat dirt like 40 times in a row before you feel a sense of flow, but when you doThis game is very swingy with a high skill ceiling. You will eat dirt like 40 times in a row before you feel a sense of flow, but when you do the game becomes a non-stop rush of action and split second risk-management.

    If you like hardcore action games that will test your patience but reward you extravagantly this game has your name on it.
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  3. Apr 9, 2021
    8
    A really good roguelite, this. It is however one of the most punishing games I've ever played. You can play almost flawlessly for 30+ rooms,A really good roguelite, this. It is however one of the most punishing games I've ever played. You can play almost flawlessly for 30+ rooms, only to mess up a bit in one room, and die very quickly. I honestly wasn't good enough to complete it, but still had hours of fun playing it. Lovely graphics, lots of cool mechanics - the skill tree was a bit too obtuse for me, lots of the skills aren't really worth getting and doesn't really make you all that powerful. Definitely get it if you like tough as nails roguelites though - this is one of the tougher ones I've played. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2021
    8
    The gameplay mechanics in this game are balanced so masterfully that it could potentially keep you in smiles as every millisecond is filledThe gameplay mechanics in this game are balanced so masterfully that it could potentially keep you in smiles as every millisecond is filled with visual, audio and technical gratification for the player; there is a catch though... This game has a lot in common with the punishing sprite chugging classics of yesteryear like Contra or Ninja Gaiden and the slick niche cult-indie games of the present day such as Dead Cells or Celeste in that; in order to enjoy it you have to have either a lot of skill or a lot of patience in order to attain said level of skill. While this challenge is exactly what I want I cannot fully give this game the score I want to just because it is what I personally crave.

    This game is outstanding and at least in the list of the top 5 best games I have played this year. The story that the gameplay is wrapped in might not take a forefront at all but it is extremely interesting. The crunchy 8-bit like soundtrack shears through the beautiful sprite art and white flashes of blade leave a colorful trail of explosions that illuminate it's already beautiful backdrops. Scourgebringer will keep you hooked for hours or even days. This being said; if you have ever attempted to return a game because it was too difficult, you may want to sit this one out or hope for an older sibling with a serious set of skills.

    I genuinely look forward to this developers very bright future in one that seems anything but for the rest of us.
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  5. Aug 30, 2021
    8
    Incredibly tough but also highly rewarding. No other games let’s you FLOW quite like this one. I may never beat it but I’ll keep giving itIncredibly tough but also highly rewarding. No other games let’s you FLOW quite like this one. I may never beat it but I’ll keep giving it one more try. This is what handheld gaming is about. Excellent, if impossible. Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2020
    7
    The fighting mechanics and agility of the character are fun to use, but it’s so manic that playing for extended periods would probably driveThe fighting mechanics and agility of the character are fun to use, but it’s so manic that playing for extended periods would probably drive you mad. I mostly tap dash and mash the 2 main attacks because there’s no time to think about anything apart from clearing the enemies in order of threat. Not sure how long it will hold my interest because it’s more one note than games like BoI, but it’s fun for short bursts between other less stressful games. Expand