Enter the Gungeon
Review by Andrea “The Geek” of Geeky Gaming
Developer: Dodge Roll
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Release Date: Apr 5, 2016
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Hey Geeks, it’s Andrea and seeing as the game has been out almost a week now, I think it is finally time for us to do a review on Enter the Gungeon.
Okay so I’m going to start this off by saying that Josh cannot get enough of this game. He is always playing it. He has definitely out-played me in the game so if the video in the background makes me look like a baddie, I’m sorry!
Now, we have been very open with the fact that we love rogue-like games. When a new one comes out we are always very excited. Josh may or may not admit it, but he is a man crush on Sir Richard Hammer and watches him whenever possible. So if Dick is playing it, Josh is likely to watch it to the point that he has to have it. That right there, Geeks, is a truth bomb.
Anyway, moving on…
I would have to say that there is a decent sized learning curve to the game. I feel like in a few months we are going to be able to beat runs fairly easily. In games like Binding of Isaac, Nuclear Throne or anything in this play style, usually the first couple days or even weeks of playing a game can be very challenging. It’s fun, it’s frustrating, it’s just all around a good time. Then as you play more, you get to the point that you can just beat the run without much of a challenge. There is nothing wrong with this, this isn’t an insult. It is a great thing, really, and kinda how most games are anyway. It doesn’t tire the game for us, we tend to still go back to them again and again. Because we are still in the honeymoon phase with Enter the Gungeon, things are still nice and challenging for us. Example, I’m probably failing hard in the gameplay video you’re watching.
So let’s talk about the devices we use to play. Josh has been playing on his keyboard and mouse simply because I have the controller at my house (hehe) and I have been playing primarily on controller. In my opinion, it is significantly easier to play on the controller than it is with the keyboard and mouse. That isn’t always true with games like this, but it certainly is in this case. The main reason is probably because of the way movement works. On mouse and keyboard it’s a little more restricted to the four directions using WASD. You can kind of angle it, but it is naturally a lot more fluid on a controller. That’s my opinion on it at least.
Alright so whenever you play a game called Enter the Gungeon, you probably want to play with a lot of different guns, don’t you? Well, you’re in luck. There are over 200 different gun styles for you to pick up. Some of them you can find are super crazy and awesome, if the RNG gods are with you that day. There are so many different varieties and styles of guns, we definitely get a lot of enjoyment out lot of fun trying out new ones. Although there are some that feel kinda similar, there are so many different varieties you’re not likely to get bored with them.
Enter the Gungeon included fairly commonly spawning teleporters that you can teleport from anywhere. This makes it easy to make your way back to a shop or back to the boss area or wherever you are wanting to go. They are very convenient and I love that they included them.
There are these tables that you can flip over and use as shelter to protect you from the bullets. Personally I find they just get in my way when I am trying to escape from something. Really in most situations, I hate the tables. I’m sure many people will disagree with me on that, but they are an annoying thing to me.
Like I said before we are still in that honeymoon phase with the game so bosses are still pretty challenging. I feel like the bosses are in general a bit more challenging than in a lot of other games, but I can’t say if that is because I have simply played the other games a lot more. What I can tell you is that I do really enjoy the bosses. They all feel unique and have their own awesome character. Even if they do destroy me more than I care to admit. You should probably not be looking at the video right now.
All things considered, Enter the Gungeon is a game we are probably going to continue playing for a very long time. As with most rogue-likes, every time you play the game feels like a new experience and that is a thing we can’t get enough of. I’m going to give Enter the Gungeon 3 and a half angry bullets out of 5. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes this style of games and really do hope you guys give it a go.
Alright, Geeks, that is going to do it for our review of Enter the Gungeon. If you’ve played it, I really want to hear what you thought of it, so let us know below. And if there are any other games you want us to review, let us know. Whether it is new or came out last year. Whatever it is that makes you want to hear our take on it, let us know. If enough people want to see it, we will do our best to appease you. As always, be sure to hit that subscribe button if you haven’t already, give us a like, and share it with your friends. Also be sure to follow us on twitter so we can just hang out, maybe talk about some future videos or games coming out. All social media links are below; I hope to see you there. Alright Geeks, I’ll see you next time.
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