29th Nov2016

‘Super Dungeon Bros’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf


Straight from the outset the game shines with character, with the ‘Bros’ being challenged to take on the dungeon and you are even asked to ‘Press X to Rock’. After this though, the character is somewhat diminished as the procedural maps of the dungeon crawler load in and you prepare to battle.

The fun soundtrack works well with the chaos that you see on screen as skeletons and other bad guys do battle with you, and the fact that these enemies have different fighting styles in a nice touch. With this being a procedurally generated game though, the repetitiveness does start to kick in at a point, and once you know how to defeat the enemies once you know how to always defeat them. There isn’t much difference in the way they battle, they have a similar routine straight each time.

What Super Dungeon Bros offers though is a fun game with plenty of obstacles to pass. Gold is picked up as you battle to be used to buy extra lives, and upgrade weapons, which is something that you often have to do. With the way that the enemies tend to swarm around you every time they attack the importance of building up a strong offense is always on your mind.

Where Super Dungeon Bros tends to fail in its delivery is that it is fairly lightweight when you compare it to some of the better games. Obviously, Diablo 3 is an example of the better game, but it is fair to say that Super Dungeon Bros isn’t trying to be in the same league there. I can’t help but feel though that there could have been more of a focus on the single player being strong too, especially when you don’t have friends available to get some practice in.

When it comes to a game like Super Dungeon Bros, I can’t help but put it up against one of my favourite “roguelikes” Rogue Legacy. Yes, that is a 2D platformer, but it has a level of difficulty and similar theme that can be related to what Super Dungeon Bros is trying to be. While I can spend hours of Rogue Legacy though, playing New Game+ and onwards, I can’t see myself doing the same with this game.

With that in mind, yes Super Dungeon Bros may not deliver everything that it could, but that doesn’t make it a complete failure. It is still a fun game that works well with friends. If you are looking for something that works well in that type of scenario, then maybe this is worth checking out.

***½  3.5/5

Super Dungeon Bros is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Review originally posted on PissedOffGeek

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