It's been close to two years since I first booted up Inscryption, and I've just now 100%'d all of the achievements. What started as a fascinating and vibey cardplay experience in the first act of the game developed into a mind-bending love letter to classic games, and then, upon tearful completion of the story, turned into a deliciously challenging roguelike challenge mode in Kacey's Mod, with which I would be obsessed, off and on, for the better part of two years. The creativity on display here is baffling, from the story, to the art, to the brilliant gameplay. Still my favorite game of 2021 (tied with Echoes of The Eye if we're counting that as a game), and safely one of my favorite games of all time. Mr. Mullins, I can't wait for whatever you've got planned next, and Leshy, thanks for an incredible time <3.
i was really fustrated by this game, especially every time the rules changed. I kind of wish it expanded more on its original mode of gameplay and didnt keep changing how it played. It just feels like it changed it over and over again for its own sake. I really liked where the story went though, if you can make it through the honestly a little annoying act 1 i think you will enjoy what this is overall.
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One of the best games I had played in quite awhile. Amazing world building and theme for a card game. My biggest nag that doesn't allow this to be a perfect 5 stars is that it doesn't allow you to play the other 2 worlds fully, only small segments that aren't fully fleshed out as it could have been. Story is a fun part of a game, but if it sacrifices other potentials to giving a player a glimpse of something that could have been but does not get fleshed out fully, is highly disappointing.
This game captures the early 90s PC vibe like no other. It is like having an RPG session being conducted by a creepy, old sex-offender, which adds that thriller-movie layer into the mix as well.
The gameplay itself is marvelous, showing very clever card-game design, always making you crave for more cards and more upgrades along the way.
We REALLY need a physical, board/card game of this, right? Who is with me?!
Wow chess sure has changed a lot since my day. Also, Stinky Pete is one of the scariest protagonists of our time, especially if you don't answer his loud demands of having gold in your hills. Feggy FunBear and White Guy may be scary but they don't have that same human weakness of pursuit of glory and treasures untold, the same that ended the story of Acquire. And that's truly what horror is about. Also, squirrels.
Just a fantastic and simple game system with it's own variations within itself. Great boss design for a card game. And I just loooooove game creators that are able to create a rich and colorful world and go crazy with it. Well made game. Difficulty can be a bit annoying if you get a bad deck and the biggest QOL issue is not having an undo button for misclicks.
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Tava gostando bastante do game até chegar na parte 8-bit, o lance da história é muito bom, mas depois pra mim ficou só uma gameplay chata, terminei a parte 8-bit e comecei a do robô esperando que a história fosse avançar drasticamente, mas não foi o que aconteceu, só permaneceu umas batalhas de carta fracas que não chega perto da primeira parte do jogo.
He was really close this time around. I almost found myself believing that there was greatness here. I mean there's not many games that start better than this one, with such perfectly executed atmosphere, one with charm through it's eerie mystery it shrouds itself in. As more layers get revealed, excitement brews, and I feel so gripped. What follows is more Mullins busywork puzzles, a fairly messy and annoying final act, and an ending that is almost literally the same as his last game. It's frustrating to see a concept as fresh as this go used in a way that feels so familiar, even in just the developer's previous works, and would rather opt in suspended disbelief in supernatural rather than curating something substantial. It's extremely well made, with art doing so much more than enough, along with the music, and having all of it feel cohesive despite dramatic shifts in every angle. Wish it did more to complete itself, however. Instead it unfinishes.