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  • Summary: Slay the Spire is an energetic fusion of card games and roguelikes. Choose your cards wisely. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and make your way up the ever-changing Spire.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 6, 2019
    90
    Slay the Spire is an endlessly addictive roguelike card-battler that’s a perfect fit for the Switch; a beautifully balanced game that’s arrived on Nintendo’s system with all the benefits of an extended period of Early Access on PC. Its combination of ferocious battles, entertaining chance encounters and selection of three impressively different player characters make every run to the top a nerve-wracking and totally absorbing affair.
  2. Jun 6, 2019
    90
    Slay the Spire is a nearly endlessly replayable Indie delight from Mega Crit.
  3. Jul 9, 2019
    90
    Slay the Spire is the best single-player card game out there.
  4. 85
    With the growing library of roguelikes and card-based strategy games accumulating in the eShop, new entrants continuously need to find new ways to stand out from the crowd. Slay the Spire succeeds in this regard by foregoing a traditional story or narrative and allowing the player to become completely immersed in strategic thinking. It may not be the prettiest or flashiest roguelike out there, but it certainly has my attention.
  5. Jul 10, 2019
    84
    Although the mods are not supported as in the PC scene, the Switch version of Slay the Spire is pure bliss, a dangerously addictive roguelike card game like you've never seen before on Nintendo's console.
  6. Jun 17, 2019
    80
    If we seek to play for many hours, Slay the Spire is for us. Its difficulty and strategy will delight the fans of roguelikes, who must choose their own path of suffering and fun.
  7. Jul 29, 2019
    80
    It might not be the best version of Slay the Spire, but it’s the only one you can take on the go at the moment, being ensnared in its fun, rewarding gameplay, which can lead to missing a bus stop or two on the way to work without feeling all that bad about it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Jun 13, 2019
    10
    Fun, highly addictive game. Runs extremely well on the Switch. Makes good use of the controllers and touchscreen
  2. Nov 15, 2019
    10
    Probably my favorite rogue like since spelunky, it has some elements that make it technically a rogue-lite, but not much.
    The daily
    Probably my favorite rogue like since spelunky, it has some elements that make it technically a rogue-lite, but not much.
    The daily challenges are a must for bizarre adventures and it seems they are adding new content (a new class+cards).
    Great for a casual play, difficult but omg is hillarious how much you can break your build to be OP
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  3. Jan 1, 2021
    10
    I love this game! There is certainly some luck involved in most runs, but there are also so many risk / reward decisions along the wayI love this game! There is certainly some luck involved in most runs, but there are also so many risk / reward decisions along the way requiring skill and planning. You really do feel like you get better with experience and its so much fun navigating through the map, upgrading your deck on the fly and dispatching enemies as efficiently as possible. The four characters all feel different and each of them has at least 3 or 4 strategies to experiment with which provides LOTS of replay potential. I binged on this for 50 hours over a fortnight and I feel like I will regularly keep revisiting this game for months to come. Highly recommended!!! Expand
  4. May 31, 2020
    9
    An outstanding deck-building game. Very challenging and rewarding. There is a great balance between randomness and the skillful application ofAn outstanding deck-building game. Very challenging and rewarding. There is a great balance between randomness and the skillful application of the elements at your disposal. Four different characters are available, each with their own unique style of play. Great replayability, as no two playthroughs are the same. Highly recommended. Expand
  5. Oct 5, 2019
    9
    It is a really good game. Runs pretty good on the switch, the only issue is when you loss there is a small freeze sometimes. There is a lot ofIt is a really good game. Runs pretty good on the switch, the only issue is when you loss there is a small freeze sometimes. There is a lot of content too. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2019
    8
    I usually play a game until I beat it and then move on–but I can't stop playing Slay the Spire.

    It took a while for the addiction to kick
    I usually play a game until I beat it and then move on–but I can't stop playing Slay the Spire.

    It took a while for the addiction to kick in. In fact, my first few games felt pretty unremarkable. I started understanding what the fuss was all about around the time I beat the game for the first time. That was when I started to appreciate the subtle interactions between the elements of the game. Slay the Spire is all about building the right deck of cards, and when you walk into combat with a good deck–that's a very satisfying experience.

    The game's quirkiness only makes it better: the characters and enemies steer clear of classic fantasy tropes, and some look like they come straight out of an LSD trip. By contrast, the random events in the game feature the bad writing and lack of subtleness of early CYOA books, and somehow they end up feeling charming because of that.

    All in all, Slay the Spire is a well-rounded package that could only come from an indie development team. Recommended for anyone who doesn't actively hate single-player deckbuilders.
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  7. Aug 10, 2019
    0
    Its all fake! Everything in this game is predetermined! I can prove it to you. At the start of a battle remember your cards. Force quit theIts all fake! Everything in this game is predetermined! I can prove it to you. At the start of a battle remember your cards. Force quit the game and reload it. The next draw will always be the same which could never occur if the cards were drawn randomly. So unfortunately its all fake! I feel ripped.

    I expect a card game to be random. By that I mean that cards should be drawn randomly. Not in this game, you either get cards drawn preselected by the developers or their random card drawer is extremely bad implemented. I had a deck of 50 cards and one of the cards I had five times in the deck. Next draw I get 4 of those 5 cards onto my hand! Do you know how low the odds are for that to happen?! And this did not happen only once, it happens all the time. After this the game became unplayable for me.
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