Curse Of The Dead Gods
◉ ◉ ◉ ○ ○(3/5: decent)
Playstation 4
Focus Home Interactive (2021)
Hades-lite roguelike does the genre proud.

COTDG is a solid roguelike with speedy gameplay and enough variation to keep you interested. It is challenging, so you die a lot if you're not good, just like with all roguelikes, but you usually get a solid run in before you run out of the pixels in the red meter. The graphics are fantastic and everything looks and sounds wonderful. There are a ton of different weapon and bonus combinations to keep each run feeling somewhat fresh, and unlocking further levels and power ups provides a bit of a goal to achieve.

I haven't progressed too far in the game because I die a lot due to lack of skill. It's still a good time to power it up every once in a while, though. I do wish there was more of a story other than "You were looking for treasure, now you're stuck in this dungeon purgatory". Honestly, that is where Hades excels compared to Curse Of The Dead Gods. Hades has more character and flair, whereas COTDG is solid if a bit unspectacular.

If you're looking for an action-filled game to play for about 30 minutes or so, you don't mind some setbacks, and you can't afford Hades, this is the one for you.

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Last updated: 01/27/2024
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