It’s time to stop moaning about the lack of classic 16-bit RPG on the PC. With titles like this one, there just isn’t much to complain about. Tangledeep from indie developer Impact Gameworks is an outstanding roguelike, dungeon crawler that fills every dungeon full of plot twist, drama, and humor.
“Along with your adventures, you’ll have to solve puzzles and slay enemies using different skills, traits, strategies and talk to townspeople to unravel the secrets of your mystical quest”
Tangledeep employs a quick and simple interface that makes it easy to jump right into the game and the procedural dynamic content is guaranteed to keep players interested for the duration of the game.
You start off trapped in an underground village with no memory of the world above you. Your mission is to work your way up, level-by-level until you unlock the secret that is Tangledeep. As you progress, you can feel the straining tension all around you. The game does a good job of creating an atmosphere of suspense, excitement, and intrigue.
“While the graphics, controls, and story are top notch, the game still suffers from a few gameplay quirks”
Tangledeep’s controls are tight and responsive allowing you to dash and slash your way through a maze of enemies without too much of a problem. The game boast that you can play with any combination of controllers and keyboard settings. But since this is reminiscent of an old school RPG, the traditional mouse and keyboard combo does the job very well.
Along with your adventures, you’ll have to solve puzzles and slay enemies using different skills, traits, strategies and talk to townspeople to unravel the secrets of your mystical quest. The game allows you to change classes on the fly which adds a nice variety to the already solid gameplay.
“Tangledeep is currently in early access but even in this stage, it shows great promise and potential”
While the graphics, controls, and story are top notch, the game still suffers from a few gameplay quirks including some bugs when casting certain spells. Oftentimes, the spell you cast either doesn’t trigger or some other spell is used instead, which can compromise your character, especially when facing a more powerful enemy.
Tangledeep is currently in early access but even in this stage, it shows great promise and potential. If the developers can iron the bugs and expand on the gameplay a little more, then they will have a very strong foundation to build an entire franchise on. If you’re a role playing fan searching for a rogue-like game to get addicting on, then look no further – Tangledeep is for you.
Tangledeep is available in Early Access via Steam.