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GameBanshee Reviews Sword of the Stars: The Pit

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GameBanshee Reviews Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Review - posted by Infinitron on Sun 10 March 2013, 09:57:29

Tags: Eric Schwarz; Kerberos Productions; Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Kerberos Productions, developers of the Sword of the Stars series of space-themed 4x games, recently made the unusual choice of developing an SotS roguelike spinoff title. Its name is Sword of the Stars: The Pit, and it was released two weeks or so ago, after a not-so-successful funding campaign on IndieGogo last year (but thank god for Flexible Funding campaigns).

Now, Eric "sea" Schwarz has written a review of the game for Gamebanshee. His impression of the game is mostly positive. Here's the opening:

Canadian developer Kerberos Productions made a name for themselves nearly a decade ago with the release of their Sword of the Stars 4x strategy game, a title met with generally positive reception. After following it up with a sequel, which unfortunately launched with quite a bit of bugs and other issues, Kerberos have decided to take their Sword of the Stars universe in a very different direction, with The Pit, a fan-funded roguelike title which blends punishing old-school gameplay with a more modern interface and presentation.

As the roguelike genre has seen quite a bit of activity in recent years, The Pit goes to some lengths to distinguish itself with its sci-fi theme, inclusion of ranged combat, and lighthearted tone. While not a perfect game by any means, it certainly features the brutally difficult, "one more try" gameplay roguelikes are known for, but makes things accessible enough so that you don't need to be experienced with the genre to enjoy it.​

Sword of the Stars: The Pit is available for purchase on Steam and GamersGate.

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