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GameBanshee Reviews Sword of the Stars: The Pit
Review - posted by Infinitron on Sun 10 March 2013, 09:57:29Tags: Eric Schwarz; Kerberos Productions; Sword of the Stars: The Pit
Kerberos Productions, developers of the Sword of the Stars series of space-themed 4x games, recently made the unusual choice of developing an SotS roguelike spinoff title. Its name is Sword of the Stars: The Pit, and it was released two weeks or so ago, after a not-so-successful funding campaign on IndieGogo last year (but thank god for Flexible Funding campaigns).
Now, Eric "sea" Schwarz has written a review of the game for Gamebanshee. His impression of the game is mostly positive. Here's the opening:
As the roguelike genre has seen quite a bit of activity in recent years, The Pit goes to some lengths to distinguish itself with its sci-fi theme, inclusion of ranged combat, and lighthearted tone. While not a perfect game by any means, it certainly features the brutally difficult, "one more try" gameplay roguelikes are known for, but makes things accessible enough so that you don't need to be experienced with the genre to enjoy it.
Sword of the Stars: The Pit is available for purchase on Steam and GamersGate.