RogueCube is a rough-and-tumble but easy 2D motion affair in which you will ask your self, “Is it acceptable to be a sq.?” Or a dice, on this case. Okay, actually dumb joke-y introduction apart, RogueCube actually does go all-in on what it’d be like to manage a wide range of anthropomorphic cubes with an array of lethal weapons. Sounds attractive, proper? In some methods, sure, however not and not using a few flaws that make one’s time with this a tad irritating.
Developed by BiPolar Daybreak and revealed by Rantalaika Video games, RogueCube is a top-down arcade shooter the place you play as totally different cubes who should take down different cubes. Your aim all through the sport’s 11 procedurally generated ranges is to easily transfer and shoot so as to acquire the eight vertices. In the beginning, you may have three dice heroes to select from (six further cubes are additionally unlockable) such because the Blue dice (described as only a common dice with balanced expertise), the Orange dice (carries much less ammo, however has higher accuracy), and the Purple dice (offers thrice the quantity of injury however has much less well being). Every dice clearly has its personal strengths and weaknesses, nevertheless it’s all about how briskly you’ll be able to maneuver round enemy fireplace. Although RogueCube is a brief expertise, it nonetheless has fairly a little bit of a problem.
The fight mechanic arrange in RogueCube is that of the twin-stick selection. That is, in fact, customary process right here as you may be continually evading left, proper, up, and down whereas trying to unlock a protected passage to the subsequent zone. You may swipe weapons shortly with the press of the Y button and may solely carry two at a time. Like different shooters of the previous, discovering the best weapon mixture is vital since you’re sure to by chance swap out a gatling gun in favor of a six-shooter or perhaps a frying pan. Since every weapon has a restricted quantity of ammo, you’ll be scrambling from one finish dodging projectiles to seek out any kind of weapon to defend your self. Since that is randomly generated, your luck will finally run out, and all you’re left with whereas being cornered is a stick or a kitchen utensil. Regardless, the weapons scattered all through are a enjoyable choice. For instance, you’ll be able to acquire entry to a wildly enjoyable digicam weapon which might one-hit kill enemies inside a specified rectangular space. So, even if you’re caught with a mix that appears lower than superb, there’s nonetheless loads of choices to go across the subsequent nook.
As talked about earlier than, every zone (which will be accomplished in fast style relying on the way you fancy your capturing expertise) has procedurally generated enemy and degree placements. So, every run-through between ranges is all the time a special battle. Whereas enjoying solo, this solely proved to be tough to progress as a result of random low-cost deaths. The draw back to all this, although, is that even if you succumb to mentioned low-cost deaths you’ll have to begin on the very starting. It’s an annoying gameplay consequence even with the truth that every zone will be completed inside a short while body. Nonetheless, enjoying solo (as opposed with buddies) does make development via every zone and the varied bosses a a lot tougher problem. And that alone is why it may be barely maddening to undergo the marketing campaign solo. One second you’ll have issues underneath management with the best weapons at your disposal, then the subsequent second an enemy you forgot about flanks you in your blind facet. Whereas the sport’s bosses and arenas will be uniquely enjoyable at instances, that is greatest loved with a variety of buddies and totally different cubes.
Now, whereas RogueCube doesn’t convey something comparatively new to the desk within the twin-stick arcade shooter enviornment, it does enable for a pleasant hour or so of distraction with buddies by your facet. Even with its shortcomings, the at instances weirdly enjoyable weapon choice and vary of choices with every dice character does warrant a glance.