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Monster Slayers

Card Combo-licious!

Reviewed by: James "Voidfox" | Twitter | Apr 19, 2017

I still have more character classes to unlock!

  • Review Play Time: 13.4 hours
  • Price: $9.99 (CAD)

so far... I got $0.75/Hour* of awesomeness

*Based on updated Steam total play time.

Game Flow

  • Choose character class
  • Customize character
  • Gear up
  • Enter dungeon
  • Fight enemies
  • Collect loot
  • Obtain cards
  • Tweak your deck
  • Destroy every enemy in your way until you find the end boss
  • Fight and defeat the boss (good luck!)

Likes

  • All cards are available in game with no need to purchase additional packs.
  • Easy to pick up and play.
  • Building a winning deck feels rewarding.
  • Permanent progression helps close the difficulty gap over time.
  • Great art style.
  • Class decks are varied enough to make the game feel different based on chosen class.
  • Tons of different types of cards lead to many possible deck building strategies.
  • DLC characters free to unlock with optional choice to purchase a cheap DLC pack to have them unlocked automatically.
  • Great post-launch support: communication, balancing, and new content.
All Likes

Dislikes

  • Levels are randomly generated making some runs unluckier than others.
  • No high-resolution support, only full screen scaling of native game resolution.

The Final Word

It's not often a digital card-battle game feels exciting, but Monster Slayers nails it with the wonderful art style, super-simple gameplay mechanics, and watching your character battle monsters each time a card is played. Strategies start to become clear the more a specific character is played, allowing you to efficiently build a winning deck.

Speaking of strategy, there are a variety of enemy types with their own play style, some are fast chain hitters, counter-attackers, life leechers, and some mimic your exact deck! Monster Slayers keeps you on your toes and constantly tests your deck, but don't worry, the game gives you plenty of opportunities to tweak it.

Collecting cards to build a winning deck each run is fun, addictive, and super-rewarding. With the addition of loot and that "just one more run" gameplay loop, Monster Slayers is a rad roguelike with great replay value.

Worth it?

Yes

Reviewed by: James "Voidfox" | Twitter | Apr 19, 2017