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Void Bastards

Developer: Blue Manchu

Publisher: Humble Games

Roguelike
Shooter
First-Person
Action
Strategy
Arcade
  • Price: $29.99
  • Release Date: May 7, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: May 21, 2024 [$8.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $8.99
  • ESRB Rating: M [Mature]
Reviews:
  • While I’ve seen a few titles try to step up to the plate to establish a solid roguelike FPS to date nobody has really nailed the entire formula. Whether because the roguelike elements were out of balance or shooting itself just wasn’t well-implemented, that has left room for someone to come onto the scene and show how it can be done right. Finally, with the release of Void Bastards, it seems like someone is squarely on the right track, just be ready to struggle a bit as you get the hang of things. You control what are essentially disposable criminals, each with different quirks (ala Rogue Legacy), and through perseverance you’ll begin to make your way further and further along in your mission, shooting, crafting, and sometimes simply running away in order to survive a variety of enemy encounters in space. Initially it can be a bit overwhelming as you learn the ropes, knowing which ships to try to hit for what supplies, how to deal with different threats, which shipboard systems are best to try to utilize and how, and also just when to know you need to panic and get the hell off a ship before you die. Perhaps unsurprisingly this can lead to there being a bit of a hump to get over, equipped with just enough crafted gear and earned experience to help yourself get further along. If you’re a major fan of roguelikes or have been hoping to see a new formula in your FPS gameplay this is absolutely going to be worth checking out.


    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.5]
2024

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