What I liked:
- The simple to pick up and play style when it comes to the gameplay makes the game very addictive and it was also pretty fun at the same time as well.
- There are plenty of upgrades you can buy along the way in the game and I was pleasantly surprised to see that these upgrades actually improved you.
- Whilst the combat and platforming elements lack in terms of variety both of these aspects have been done well and remain tight and responsive throughout.
- Even though the presentation side of the game is a little on the basic side I still enjoyed what both the visuals and sound design had to offer.
What I didn’t like:
- The combat gets repetetive quite quickly and some more moves would’ve been nice to see here.
- I found the gameplay to not be challenging enough and this did make me lose interest in the game a little.
- There isn’t much creativity present when it comes to the enemies and I especially found that to be an issue when it came to the boss battles.
Does Devious Dungeon do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all Devious Dungeon does the simple things extremely well and simple is exactly what this game is and whilst the lack of depth holds the game back in certain areas I still enjoyed this game for the most part. The gameplay takes no time at all to get used to and this does give the gameplay an addictive side to it. I would however have liked to have been challenged a little more because the gameplay doesn’t really get too rough and the basic boss battles don’t help matters either. The combat is also a little on the basic side as well and a few more moves would’ve been a welcome addition because the combat and platforming that is available to you has been done well. Another aspect of the game that’s been done well are the upgrades. There are multiple upgrades for you to purchase along the way and the best thing is that these upgrades actually improve you making progressing through the game very worthwhile. At the end of the day then whilst there are better games in the genre Devious Dungeon is still a worthwhile investment because it delivers a fun and enjoyable time without being too taxing.
I rate Devious Dungeon 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Woblyware & Ravenous Games
Publisher: Ratalaika Games S.L.
Release Date (Xbox One): October 10, 2018