Review: Pylon: Rogue (Steam)

Take all of the combat of an Action-RPG and cram it into a non-stop action game with RPG character progression, add a bit of satire, and just one life to make it to the end, and that’s Pylon: Rogue.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 2474MB Download size.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphic options- Resolution, v-sync, windowed, framerate limit, render/shadow quality, AA, sharpening strength, motion blur, soft shadows, depth of field, foliage density and bloom.
  • Can rebind keys.
  • Four characters to choose- Moneydin, The Rock, Sureshot and Stabstress. Each one has unique weapons and abilities. You can choose your weapon loadout if you have unlocked additional weapons.
  • World map where you can choose your route.
  • Dungeon crawler brawler gameplay. Clear out enemies and earn a chest and open the next area.
  • Loot system with loot dropping from chests.
  • Gems- currency.
  • Shop-Visit between levels. Buy hearts or gear.
  • Hearts drop in game chests and are your only way to replenish your health.
  • End game is much more fun once you have a lot of abilities and buffs kicking off.
  • Breakable objects like crates and barrells.
  • Auto save and save and quit options.
  • Roguleike with one life then its game over.
  • Worlds and levels are all randomised.
  • Simple one button combo system.
  • Can level up loot to increase its stats and effects.
  • You have a basic attack but also two abilities that change up the game.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Big chest is on each level and if you can find the secret key, Grants a much higher loot drop.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Perfect for short bursts.

Cons:

  • Long initial load.
  • Lots of loading screens.
  • No item management system. You equip a new item and just simply drop the old one.
  • Can feel unbalanced.
  • No leaderboards or hall of fame stats.
  • No Steam achievements.
  • RNG can be a bitch.
  • No permanent unlocks.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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