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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: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  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 26, 2019
    10
    One of the best, most captivating and replayable games I have ever encountered. Excellent and innovative use of difficulty scaling
  3. May 8, 2020
    10
    No soy especialmente fan del genero roguelike, pero unos pocos juegos de este genero son sorprendentemente buenos y este es sin duda uno deNo soy especialmente fan del genero roguelike, pero unos pocos juegos de este genero son sorprendentemente buenos y este es sin duda uno de ellos. Es un juego ideal para partidas cortas, mucho menos injusto que otros roguelikes, implicando mucho más la estrategia (sobre todo con ciertos personajes) sin quitar el factor azar.
    De normal este juego seria de 9, pero al port de switch le tengo que dar el 10 porque es totalmente perfecto con el factor portátil y el juego esta perfectamente optimizado, siendo de lo mejor de su genero.
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  4. Jun 6, 2019
    9
    Slay the Spire est plus qu’un excellent jeu de cartes, c’est surtout un très grand jeu vidéo. Le mélange Rogue-lite jeu de cartes est réaliséSlay the Spire est plus qu’un excellent jeu de cartes, c’est surtout un très grand jeu vidéo. Le mélange Rogue-lite jeu de cartes est réalisé à la perfection et les mécaniques spécifiques aux deux genres sont parfaitement adaptées.

    Les affrontements sont extrêmement intelligents et on prend un plaisir certains à torturer notre cerveau pour réaliser la stratégie la plus aboutie.

    Nul doute que Slay the Spire trouvera son public sur Switch, d’autant plus que le côté portable de l’hybride de Nintendo est parfait pour un jeu de ce style.
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  5. Nov 15, 2019
    9
    Way, way too much fun on the go, and I'm not even a card game or rogue-like fan.
  6. 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
  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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