Welcome to our regular gameplay impressions and video post where we record our first 10-30 minutes with a new game, and provide some general impressions on that early playthrough. Today’s game is: Legend of Dungeon from developer Robot Loves Kitty.
Legend of Dungeon, like many of the PC titles making waves as of late, is a rogue-like. Up to four players can venture through what seems like a never-ending series of dungeons, all of them procedurally generated, fighting their way through all sorts of enemies.
As they progress, players will find new weapons, armor, and potions that can help them reach their ultimate goal: the 26th level. However, while the task appears to be an easy one at first, the game soon ramps up its difficulty, forcing players to be quick, yet cautious.
On its own, Legend of Dungeon is a delightful beat-em-up with a clear sense of style, deliberate pacing, and tight yet satisfying controls. The fact that such a small team — a husband and wife — developed it, makes it all the more impressive.
Legend of Dungeon doesn’t try to do too many things – it has great pixelized art and a dynamic soundtrack – choosing instead to focus on making a solid rogue-like beat-em-up. It may not have the depth of something like Rogue Legacy or Spelunky, but Legend of Dungeon doesn’t try to ape what’s been done before either.
Although this video features a solo adventure, taking on the dungeons with friends is where Legend of Dungeon truly shines. Large areas of enemies become more manageable in co-op playthroughs, and most importantly the dungeon crawling becomes more fun.
On top of that, players that are killed on the adventure have the opportunity to jump back into the game if they collect enough spirit orbs. With a game as goal-oriented as this, the better your chances for charting high on the leaderboard, the more incessantly you’ll play the game.
Legend of Dungeon is a “small” PC game I think is worth checking out on the Steam store, especially for fans of the rogue-like genre or those gamers who love the communal aspects of a solid 4-player beat-em-up. It’s not a particularly deep game, but that doesn’t mean the experience Legend of Dungeon offers isn’t wholly engaging or satisfying. It certainly is.
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Legend of Dungeon is available now for $9.99 on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux.