released on Oct 19, 2021

Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...

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Really unique experience, binged it in a couple of sittings.

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Canonically, the devil codeveloped this game, and Hitler makes a cameo.

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.

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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.