10 Apr, 2023
Dicey DungeonsDicey Dungeons is a clever dungeon-crawler from renowned game designer Terry Cavanagh, who took the usual deck-building formula of Slay the Spire and adapted it to use dice instead of cards.
Playing as one of six distinct characters, our goal is to finish six gameplay episodes where we run through six dungeon floors, fighting various enemies using six-sided dice. See the pattern? Defeating enemies grants experience and gradually levels us up to level 6, which improves our stats and prepares us to face the ultimate boss at the end.
During the turn-based combat, we roll several dice and apply them to the equipment we have. Each piece of equipment utilizes the dice differently, such as dealing damage or healing us equal to the number rolled. But our equipment also often has restrictions, like only accepting dice with even numbers, or numbers higher than three.
Throughout our journey, we find tons of different equipment with distinct effects and cool synergies, and since the number of item slots is limited, we must carefully pick which ones to wield. And because some characters and episodes introduce unique gameplay mechanics that stray from this usual formula, there’s a lot to see and experience.
Unfortunately, most episodes follow a script that limits the randomness. While this makes the difficulty manageable, it also negatively impacts the replayability. Our progress also isn’t saved in the cloud, so reinstalling the game on another device forces us to replay everything from scratch.
Dicey Dungeons is a $4.99 premium game without any ads or iAPs. Aside from the main mode, it also features two free add-ons with even more weird gameplay rules. It’s an easy recommendation for anyone fond of clever dungeon crawlers, strategy games, and puzzle experiences.
|Release date:||07 Jul, 2022|
|Last updated:||31 Aug, 2022|
|Game size:||1116 MB|