The Indie Fix

The Indie FixWelcome back to The Indie Fix, a weekly column where we take a look at the latest indie releases, or just general titles that we feel deserve the recognition. This week we’re taking a look at another roguelike, Sword of the Stars: The Pit.

I’m always incredibly happy when I get sent roguelike’s. Not only are they very quirky and unique, but they’re highly unpredictable. Making for a gameplay experience which you quite possibly cannot get in the mainstream market.

Sword of the Stars: The Pit is one of these. Set in the Sword of the Stars universe, this title provides a turn-based RPG experience in a sci-fi setting.

Now, unlike Dungeons of Dredmor, The Pit offers up three characters to pick from, instead of generating one from a set ofsword of the stars screentraits. This offers up a more linear style of play, but that’s not to say these classes don’t give different styles of play. Each class starts with a different set of items, different skills and stats, so the way you play The Pit will certainly differ through each class.

As The Pit is indeed a roguelike, it features randomly generated maps and hundreds of items/weapons. But the question with this game is not, “Did you make it to the end?” rather “How far did you get before the monsters overran you?”.

Sword of the Stars: The Pit is available now on Steam.

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