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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A true masterpiece with plenty of twists and turn that keep you on your toes!
Every time I thought I completed the game, or thought I knew how it would end, the game completely surprised me. In short, the storytelling here is phenomenal. Everything from the cards, to the walls, to the FREAKING PIPES have a secret to uncover.
On top of the story, Inscryption is a masterclass in creating a compelling card game and deckbuilding experience. I usually find it rare that a single player card game can keep me intrigued for 15+ hours, but this one can. The borrowing of rogue lite elements and constant shifting of the theme really send everything to the next level. AND THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT CARDS AND PLAYSTYLES!!!
Of course, this game isn't a perfect title. I think there are some areas that could be cut down and reduce the playtime of the game by a couple of hours. And I also believe that act 2 is a little hard to read, and can lose a little bit of what gives the game so much charm in the first place.
However, this has to be one of the all time must plays for fans of card games, deck builders, mystery solvers, and anyone else who wants to explore one of the most unique worlds I have ever seen.
I remember Tim Rogers (I hope it was him) talking about how every game needs a button that the player can press when "they get it". When the player understands whats happening and wants to move on.
I got about 2/3rds of the way through Inscryption before I "got it". There are only so many times I can play through a middling card game before I just want to move to the next bit. Show me the next twist.
Act One had me engrossed and the switch to Act Two kind of lost me. The cards become barely legible, the environment is far less interesting (the cabin is cool as shit) and the game gets more complex, for the worse.
Dude I just want to see what happens to the fake youtube man, don't make me keep playing the card game.
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.