Monday, January 25, 2016
CAPSULE REVIEW: Crypt of the NecroDancer
Crypt of the NecroDancer
You can get Crypt of the NecroDancer at http://store.steampowered.com/app/247080/
Crypt of the NecroDancer is a rhythm-based roguelite where you maintain a multiplier by keeping your actions on the beat. This structure encourages you to rely on instinct and act quickly and is quite effective at creating flow - at least, it is when you know what you're doing. To keep your multiplier, you have to make split-second decisions accounting for a decent amount of complexity and variety in monster movement and attack patterns. Memorizing which color slime moves which way and so on presents a fairly steep learning curve. If you can stick with it long enough to internalize the rules, and if you enjoy the soundtrack, you're in for a good ride.