Deadly Days

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a game by Pixelsplit
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 1 review
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Deadly Days
Deadly Days
Deadly Days

Deadly Days is a roguelite game that was released in November 2017. Developed by Pixelsplit, and published by Assemble Entertainment in conjunction with WhisperGames, the game was available on PCs and Nintendo Switch. Deadly Days, is an action, strategy, indie rogue-lite, it mixes the classic genre with a zombie-apocalypse that promotes survival during its various rooms.

Managing the Apocalypse

One of the features that distinguish this title from similar rogue-lites is that it involves not only taking care of your own character but also protecting and ensuring the survival of other people. As you try to avert the imminent catastrophe that looms on the horizon, you will gain access to multiple objects, eccentric survivors, increasingly unique abilities, and destructive weapons.

A single-player game like this has to rely on crafting a nice balance between replayability, and enjoyment, especially in the rogue-lite genre. Deadly Days through its pixelated art, tells a simple and goofy story of how this apocalypse came to be, which is by a fast-food chain creating a new burger with a special ingredient for profit, that after a short while turns sentient consumers into mindless zombies who pursue meat at any cost.

A Vividly Dead World

While death permeates the entire world, the game feels very much the opposite. Levels feel alive, and unique through the procedurally generated cities and buildings, boasting diversity and life. The game offers an extreme variety of ways to proceed, with over sixty objects, thirty special abilities, three specialties, twenty weapons, and over fifty characters with unique abilities, there is no shortage of content or manners to explore.

The game also has compatibility with twitch features, forty-five achievements, leaderboards, cloud saves controller support, and ten different subtitle languages for accessibility. The game draws different paths than some rogue-lites and often feels more forgiving, by letting you carry over anything you have unlocked during playthroughs. This safety net, along with easy-to-grasp control, and humorous tone makes even failing enjoyable.

Summary

After becoming a slightly saturated market, rogue-lites, and rogue-likes, alike (no pun intended) have had difficulty striking a balance between enjoyability, and challenge, which Deadly Days strikes beautifully.

The game’s soundtrack, natural control, and somewhat forgiving style amongst the genre feel like a good starting point for someone looking to delve into this type of game. With witty writing and humor peppered across the title, it is hard not to have fun with Deadly Days.

9

For those who enjoyed Transistor, Scourge Bringer, The Binding of Isaac, and Bastion, this title will be a very welcoming addition to your library of games. It is known that roguelites and roguelikes, became synonymous with difficulty, and there’s some truth to the statement, yet for those unfamiliar or willingly trying to get started with roguelite games this is a fun and good starting point.

PROS:

  • Endless Customization Options
  • Witty Writing
  • Cool Soundtrack
  • Funny
  • Accessible and Forgiving

CONS:

  • Challenges and Extras Aren’t as Interesting as Main Game
  • Learning Curve Can Still Be Hard
  • Might Not Be as Challenging For Hardcore Gamers

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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