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Similarity

Compared to VS. Not a review!

Similarity Scale

Percentage of possible points earned scored -1 to 1 in tenths in 60 categories

Genre Controls Modes Progress Builds Stages Content Aesthetic Vibe

Games Currently Being Evaluated (Ranking in Progress)

This section includes games with fan scores submitted via score card or web form or I'm currently playing or researching or discussing with devs.

They'll be moved up top after I've checked it all over and adjusted the feature scores to be in line with how other games are scored.

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Nordic Ashes

EA

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard. Tweaking in progress.

Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Content Rich Hack and Slash Horde Survival Roguelite Survivors-like Wave Survival
8.1 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.5 Final Review
85% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
2527 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
7.7 Similarity Score
88% Diagnosis:
Similar
1061/1200 Comparison Points
97% Genre 7.5/8 genre
75% Simple Controls 3.5/7 move
94% Survival Modes 3.5/4 modes
88% Power Progression 3/4 level
85% Buildcrafting Depth 3.5/5 build
100% Stage Features 7/7 stage
94% Content Breadth 7.9/9 stuff
62% Aesthetics 1.4/6 style
93% Gameplay Vibe Check 8.6/10 vibe vibe

Nordic Ashes Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 2.0

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/1/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Scoring submitted by Silver721

Nordic Ashes Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

7.7 Similarity Score
88% Diagnosis:
1061/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0.5/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only 0.5/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 0.5/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming 0.5/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.5/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0.5/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.5/1
Build Crafting 0.5/1
0.5/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.5/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 1/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 1/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.7/1
Many Challenges 0.7/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 1/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0.5/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0/1
Damage Numbers 0/1
Lofi Charm 0/1
Bumpin Music 0.5/1
Fun Writing 0.6/1
Subtle Humor 0.3/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.8/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 0.7/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.8/1
Feels like VS 0.5/1

Nordic Ashes Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

8.5 Final Review
85% Positive Steam Reviews
2527 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Nordic Ashes Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Auto-ShooterBullet HeavenContent RichHack and SlashHorde SurvivalRogueliteSurvivors-likeWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown20m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam LeaderboardsSteam Trading Cards

Dev/Publisher

Noxfall Studios

Game Features

- +

Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 153
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: Yes

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Nordic Ashes: Survivors of Ragnarok, is a challenging Norse inspired Roguelite enemy hell game, where you'll have to survive hordes of creatures that come your way. Fight all sorts of beasts, from basic creatures to Elite monsters and Epic bosses with their own behaviour. Don’t be fooled, even minions can be dangerous! Unlock new weapons and abilities as you battle. Upgrade your characters’ stats with Constellation Ability Trees and slay your enemies before they surround you, or it may be too late…"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 20m

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

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Halftime Heroes

Released

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard. Tweaking in progress.

Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Hack and Slash Roguelite Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Wave Survival
7.8 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
7.3 Final Review
73% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
259 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
8.2 Similarity Score
91% Diagnosis:
Similar
1093/1200 Comparison Points
100% Genre 8/8 genre
100% Simple Controls 7/7 move
100% Survival Modes 4/4 modes
94% Power Progression 3.5/4 level
89% Buildcrafting Depth 3.9/5 build
89% Stage Features 5.5/7 stage
87% Content Breadth 6.7/9 stuff
68% Aesthetics 2.2/6 style
91% Gameplay Vibe Check 8.2/10 vibe vibe

Halftime Heroes Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/6/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Scoring submitted by Silver721, currently adjusting with other player feedback

Halftime Heroes Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

8.2 Similarity Score
91% Diagnosis:
1093/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only 1/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move 1/1
No Aiming 1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.5/1
Build Crafting 0.7/1
0.8/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.7/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.7/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 0.5/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.5/1
Bosses / Elites 0.7/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.8/1
Many Challenges 0.8/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.5/1
Achievements 0.8/1
Secrets 0.6/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.3/1
Damage Numbers 0.5/1
Lofi Charm 0.3/1
Bumpin Music 0.3/1
Fun Writing 0.4/1
Subtle Humor 0.4/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.9/1
Over the Top 0.8/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.8/1
Fun Ramp 0.8/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 0.9/1
Controls Check 0.9/1
Fun Check 0.7/1
Feels like VS 0.7/1

Halftime Heroes Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

7.3 Final Review
73% Positive Steam Reviews
259 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Halftime Heroes Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

LinuxSteam DeckSwitchWindows PCReleased

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Auto-ShooterBullet HeavenHack and SlashRogueliteSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

ControllerController 1 HandedController Move Only

Game Mode Tags

Unknown20m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam LeaderboardsSteam Trading Cards

Dev/Publisher

Bigboot Studios

Game Features

- +

Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 15
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: Yes

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

- +

Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"SURVIVE COUNTLESS HORDES, BE A ONE MAN ARMY, DIE AND RETURN STRONGER. Halftime Heroes is a Survival Rogue Action RPG game with short and intense matches where you learn spells, level up, acquire loot and fight bosses. Each time you die you may upgrade or unlock several features."

Run Times & Speedups

- +

Average Run Time: 20m

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

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Arrival: Zero Earth

EA

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard. Tweaking in progress.

Auto-Battler Bullet Heaven Roguelite Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Wave Survival
7.5 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.9 Final Review
89% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
86 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
6.2 Similarity Score
81% Diagnosis:
Similar
971/1200 Comparison Points
86% Genre 5.7/8 genre
50% Simple Controls 0/7 move
90% Survival Modes 3.2/4 modes
94% Power Progression 3.5/4 level
74% Buildcrafting Depth 2.4/5 build
81% Stage Features 4.4/7 stage
81% Content Breadth 5.6/9 stuff
85% Aesthetics 4.2/6 style
93% Gameplay Vibe Check 8.6/10 vibe vibe

Arrival: Zero Earth Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/6/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Scoring submitted by Silver721

Arrival: Zero Earth Similarity Scale Heatmap

- +

Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

6.2 Similarity Score
81% Diagnosis:
971/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar -0.5/1
Arcade Style 0.7/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.5/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only -0.5/1
No Dash -1/1
No Trigger -0.5/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming 1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 0.5/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.7/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.5/1
Build Crafting 0.7/1
0.8/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.5/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.4/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 0.4/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 0.4/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.3/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0.3/1
Enemy Variety 0.5/1
Bosses / Elites 0.5/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.8/1
Many Challenges 0.7/1
Multiple Stages 0.7/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.8/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.4/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0.2/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.3/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.3/1
Bumpin Music 0.6/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor 1/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.8/1
Over the Top 0.7/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.8/1
Fun Ramp 0.7/1
Low Price 0.8/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.8/1
Feels like VS 0.5/1

Arrival: Zero Earth Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

8.9 Final Review
89% Positive Steam Reviews
86 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Arrival: Zero Earth Tag Cloud

- +

More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Auto-BattlerBullet HeavenRogueliteSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown30m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam Leaderboards

Dev/Publisher

jounitus

Game Features

- +

Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 46
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

- +

Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Fight giant War of the Worlds -style aliens invading Finland during a Winter in the 90's. Build an army of local townspeople in this chaotic semi-autobattler roguelike. Navigate through different biomes to obliterate the aliens from cosmic dimensions."

Run Times & Speedups

- +

Average Run Time: 30m

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

[edit]

Tiny Rogues

EA

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard by Thomakazi. Tweaking in progress.

Bullet Heaven Dungeon Crawler Roguelite Top Down or Isometric Twin Stick Shooter
7.5 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.7 Final Review
97% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
3258 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.4 Similarity Score
77% Diagnosis:
Similar
922/1200 Comparison Points
85% Genre 5.6/8 genre
57% Simple Controls 1/7 move
54% Survival Modes 0.3/4 modes
88% Power Progression 3/4 level
79% Buildcrafting Depth 2.9/5 build
81% Stage Features 4.4/7 stage
80% Content Breadth 5.4/9 stuff
72% Aesthetics 2.6/6 style
92% Gameplay Vibe Check 8.4/10 vibe vibe

Tiny Rogues Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 78.2 (Thomakazi)

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/19/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Thomakazi's scorecard notes: "This game may look like a vampy survival, but it is more inspired by Gungeon and Terraria. If I give some things a 0.1 or something like that it might mean that the feature is stated by the dev to be planned for an update" "32 painful evil achievements"

Tiny Rogues Similarity Scale Heatmap

- +

Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.4 Similarity Score
77% Diagnosis:
922/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.9/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.7/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only 0/1
No Dash 0/1
No Trigger 0/1
No Special Move 0/1
No Aiming 0/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 0/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.3/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 1/1
0.5/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.4/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.7/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.3/1
Explorable Map 0.1/1
BIG Maps 0/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 0.5/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.8/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 1/1
Enemy Variety 0.7/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters -1/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.9/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.1/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0.7/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm -1/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 0.2/1
Subtle Humor 0.4/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.7/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.7/1
Fun Ramp 1/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 0.6/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS -1/1

Tiny Rogues Review Scale Heatmap

- +

The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.7 Final Review
97% Positive Steam Reviews
3258 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Tiny Rogues Tag Cloud

- +

More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

MacWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Bullet HeavenDungeon CrawlerRogueliteTop Down or IsometricTwin Stick Shooter

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown45m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam Cloud

Dev/Publisher

RubyDev

Game Features

- +

Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 32
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: YouTube

Marketing Blurb

- +

Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Tiny Rogues is a challenging fantasy rogue-lite bullet-hell dungeon crawler with rpg elements. Build a new unique character each run and fight one monster-infested room after another! Discover unique weapons, collect magical items and level up to become more and more powerful!"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 45m

Run Time Notes

Runs around 40 to 50 minutes

Thomakazi total play time note: "I have 100% this game and have 78.2 hours in it"

Speed Settings

?

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Ember Knights

Released

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard by zza675 on Discord. Tweaking in progress.

Dungeon Crawler Roguelite Top Down or Isometric Wave Survival
7.3 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.4 Final Review
94% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
3250 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.3 Similarity Score
76% Diagnosis:
Similar
917/1200 Comparison Points
66% Genre 2.6/8 genre
30% Simple Controls -2.8/7 move
94% Survival Modes 3.5/4 modes
66% Power Progression 1.3/4 level
99% Buildcrafting Depth 4.9/5 build
82% Stage Features 4.5/7 stage
91% Content Breadth 7.4/9 stuff
88% Aesthetics 4.6/6 style
82% Gameplay Vibe Check 6.3/10 vibe vibe

Ember Knights Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/20/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

zza675's scorecard notes: "I would say it's fairly different from VS it as its more focused on exploring a linier dungeon with rooms instead of an open one."

Ember Knights Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.3 Similarity Score
76% Diagnosis:
917/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.7/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 0/1
Top Down or Isometric 0.8/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.3/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.6/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.2/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0.5/1
Move Only 0.3/1
No Dash -1/1
No Trigger 0/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming -1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty -0.6/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.5/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event -1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0.3/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 1/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.9/1
Explorable Map 0.2/1
BIG Maps 0.3/1
XP on Ground 0/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 1/1
Enemy Variety 0.7/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.5/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 1/1
Achievements 0.7/1
Secrets 0.5/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor 0.6/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0/1
Over the Top 0/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 0.5/1
Low Price 0.7/1
Technical Check 0.5/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 0/1

Ember Knights Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.4 Final Review
94% Positive Steam Reviews
3250 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Metacritic Scores

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This title has metacritic data! The "fuck the man" score is adjusted so each person's review is equally weighted, regardless of critic or fan status.

Critic

8.5 Converted 10 Point Score
1 Number of Critic Reviews

User

- User Review Average
- Number of User Reviews

Average

8.5 Direct Average
8.5 "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Ember Knights Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckSwitchWindows PCReleased

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Dungeon CrawlerRogueliteTop Down or IsometricWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

ControllerMouse Only

Game Mode Tags

Branching PathsCustom Mode/ScenarioDifficulty ModesDungeon CrawlHardcore Mode (Optional Permadeath)New Game +20m

Features and Extras

Dev/Publisher

Doom TurtleTwin Sails Interactive

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: Co-Op
  • Online: Co-Op
  • Player Count: 14
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: No
  • Steam Achievements: 45
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

- +

Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Ember Knights is an action rogue-lite for 1-4 players where you play as legendary knights, the last spark of hope against the mad sorcerer Praxis and his hordes of unwavering fiends. Wield weapons & skills, build synergies with game-changing relics and free the universe of Praxis’ corruption."

Game Modes

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Dungeon Crawl, Branching Paths, New Game +, Hardcore Mode / Optional Permadeath, Difficulty Modes, Custom Mode

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 20m

Run Time Notes

"For a speedrun 10 mins or less, for a casual play anywhere from 30-45 typically. For "doom" 90m and for "demons" anywhere from 2 seconds to 5 hours."

Speed Settings

No player speed options. "There are difficulty modifiers that buff the speed of enemies and their attack speed."

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Crafty Survivors

EA

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard. Tweaking in progress.

Auto-Shooter Bullet Heaven Hack and Slash Horde Survival Roguelite Survivors-like Wave Survival
7.1 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.0 Final Review
90% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
377 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.2 Similarity Score
76% Diagnosis:
Similar
910/1200 Comparison Points
93% Genre 6.9/8 genre
14% Simple Controls -5/7 move
65% Survival Modes 1.2/4 modes
95% Power Progression 3.6/4 level
74% Buildcrafting Depth 2.4/5 build
74% Stage Features 3.3/7 stage
86% Content Breadth 6.5/9 stuff
78% Aesthetics 3.4/6 style
89% Gameplay Vibe Check 7.7/10 vibe vibe

Crafty Survivors Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/1/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Scoring submitted by Silver721

Dev quote from discord on control philosophy: "Not all characters will be auto-play friendly in the game because that is exactly the design of Crafty Survivors. I personally find the auto-play style extremely tedious, which is why I haven't played most of the games in the genre for more than 30-40 minutes and never picked them up again. There is already way too many games in this genre that is auto-play, so we don't want to be "just one more". We designed Crafty Survivors with a manual approach to the character's mechanics exactly because of this particular reason. Some characters will not be good on auto-play and that is a fact, because our approach to their mechanics is primarily designed as a manual mechanic."

Crafty Survivors Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.2 Similarity Score
76% Diagnosis:
910/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0.5/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.7/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.7/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -1/1
Move Only -1/1
No Dash -1/1
No Trigger 0/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming -1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 0/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves -0.5/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.7/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0.6/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 0.6/1
0.6/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.3/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.5/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.4/1
Explorable Map 0.5/1
BIG Maps -0.5/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.3/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.7/1
Many Challenges 0.3/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.5/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.3/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0.7/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 0/1
Lofi Charm 1/1
Bumpin Music 0.7/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor -0.3/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 1/1
Over the Top 0.7/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 0.7/1
Low Price 0.8/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.8/1
Feels like VS 0.7/1

Crafty Survivors Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.0 Final Review
90% Positive Steam Reviews
377 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Crafty Survivors Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Auto-ShooterBullet HeavenHack and SlashHorde SurvivalRogueliteSurvivors-likeWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown10m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam Trading Cards

Dev/Publisher

Flannel Bear Games

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 40
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: Yes

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

- +

Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Select from a variety of upgrades in this Action Roguelite, to create unique builds catered to each character on each run. Are you going to be a Chef focused on serving desserts or roasting your foes? A Seamstress that will patch your enemies together or massacre them with yarn balls? Which material would you choose for your statues: wood or marble? Find your own crafty way to SURVIVE!"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 10m

Run Time Notes

In the beginning of the game they usually range between 5 to 8 minutes. Further stages are usually around 12 to 15. Some special stages can be a bit longer around 20. That is for normal difficulty, harder modes will have longer runs.

Speed Settings

?

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Tesla vs Lovecraft

DLC Released

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard by zza675 on Discord.

Arcade Arena Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Roguelite Score Attack Top Down or Isometric Twin Stick Shooter Wave Shooter Wave Survival
6.5 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.0 Final Review
89% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
25 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
5.0 Similarity Score
75% Diagnosis:
Similar
900/1200 Comparison Points
84% Genre 5.5/8 genre
25% Simple Controls -3.5/7 move
75% Survival Modes 2/4 modes
50% Power Progression 0/4 level
95% Buildcrafting Depth 4.5/5 build
68% Stage Features 2.5/7 stage
79% Content Breadth 5.2/9 stuff
92% Aesthetics 5/6 style
94% Gameplay Vibe Check 8.8/10 vibe vibe

Tesla vs Lovecraft Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/21/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Scoring Submitted by zza675

Tesla vs Lovecraft Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

5.0 Similarity Score
75% Diagnosis:
900/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.5/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -1/1
Move Only -1/1
No Dash -1/1
No Trigger -1/1
No Special Move 0.5/1
No Aiming -1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event -0.5/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) -0.5/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 0.5/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 0.5/1
BIG Maps 0/1
XP on Ground 0.5/1
Health on Ground 0.5/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0.5/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.5/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.8/1
Bosses / Elites 0.5/1
Many Interesting Characters 0/1
Many Challenges 0.2/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.2/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.5/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 1/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 1/1
Subtle Humor 1/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0/1
Over the Top 1/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 1/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 0.8/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 1/1

Tesla vs Lovecraft Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

8.0 Final Review
89% Positive Steam Reviews
25 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 0.9/1
Not Janky 1/1
Good UI 1/1
Controller and Deck 1/1
Lots of Content 0.8/1
Good Theme 1/1
Good Graphics and Sound 1/1
Fun Feel 1/1
Unique Twists 0.8/1
Vibe Check 1/1

Metacritic Scores

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This title has metacritic data! The "fuck the man" score is adjusted so each person's review is equally weighted, regardless of critic or fan status.

Critic

7.3 Converted 10 Point Score
12 Number of Critic Reviews

User

7.3 User Review Average
10 Number of User Reviews

Average

7.3 Direct Average
7.3 "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Tesla vs Lovecraft Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

iOSLinuxMacPS4PS5Steam DeckSwitchWindows PCXboxDLCReleased

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

ArcadeArena ShooterBullet HeavenHorde SurvivalRogueliteScore AttackTop Down or IsometricTwin Stick ShooterWave ShooterWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Branching PathsCampaignEndless ModeLevel BasedNew Game +Score AttackStory ModeWave Survival30m

Features and Extras

SoundtrackSteam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam LeaderboardsSteam Trading Cards

Dev/Publisher

10tons

Game Features

- +

Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: Co-Op
  • Online: Co-Op (Remote Play)
  • Player Count: 2
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 20
  • Steam Leaderboards: Yes
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: Yes

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: Yes
  • Soundtrack Available: Steam Soundcloud YouTube

Marketing Blurb

- +

Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Tesla vs Lovecraft is an intense top-down twin stick arena shooter from the creators of Crimsonland and Neon Chrome. Play as the enigmatic inventor Nikola Tesla harnessing the static energy to power up Tesla-Mech and give the lovecraftian nightmares a lesson in horror!"

Game Modes

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Endless Survival, Branching Paths, Level Based, Campaign, New Game +, Story Mode, Score Attack / High Score

Run Times & Speedups

- +

Average Run Time: 30m

Run Time Notes

"Early game 20ish minute runs; late game up to 3hr + runs. Times vary if co-op. Each zone/level takes roughly 5-10 minutes."

Speed Settings

None

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Raptor: Call of the Shadows

Released

Very Different. This classic vertically scrolling dos shooter has a little more in common with today's shmup rogue-lites than modern bullet hells. You gather a currency during runs, there are meta upgrades available between repeatable stages and while there's a lot of dodging it's not a danmaku game. This entry refers to both the 2015 steam port and the original DOS 1994 Classic Edition available. The reviews on the 2015 port on steam are low due to people, IMHO, nitpicking on details a new player wouldn't notice and recommending the original game emulated in DOSBox. Thus we're using the original game review score. This was one of my favs as a kid, so I was curious to see how it compares to the shooting games I play today, since it's on steam! Note: This game is currently being compared on the scale and notes will likely be in flux!

Arcade Bullet Hell Shoot 'Em Up Vertical Scrolling Shmup
6.4 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
1193/1600 Total Points
9.0 Final Review
93% Steam
9.1 Scale
8.5 Vibes
146 Steam Reviews
369/400 Review Points
3.7 Similarity Score
69% Diagnosis:
Very Different
824/1200 Comparison Points
78% Genre 4.4/8 genre
44% Simple Controls -0.9/7 move
58% Survival Modes 0.6/4 modes
75% Power Progression 2/4 level
42% Buildcrafting Depth -0.8/5 build
60% Stage Features 1.4/7 stage
82% Content Breadth 5.8/9 stuff
78% Aesthetics 3.4/6 style
83% Gameplay Vibe Check 6.6/10 vibe vibe

Raptor: Call of the Shadows Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 15

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 12/24/2023

Scoring in progress

This classic vertical shmup was a favorite of mine as a kid for probably one of the same reasons I enjoy survivorslikes now: the ability to upgrade your ship between rounds and grind to try and get powerful enough to pass a stage and see more of the game.

While there isn't exactly buildcrafting within the runs, you can get upgrades and bring them back to sell or use tactics like repeating an earlier stage to farm a particular weapon. It's not a bullet curtain danmaku game either - Compared to many vertical scrolling shooters you can take quite a few hits before you're out. When the ship is destroyed it's game over and you have to reload from a save instead of mimicking an arcade credit system.

This is an interesting title to look at historically. I think that there is a history of "arcade game with meta upgrades" on the PC that is often less focused on when examining the shmup genre. Usually study of the genre is very focused on arcade games - and for good reason since the arcade versions often crammed a ton of amazing art and gameplay simply impossible on home computers of the eras.

However, just because Raptor is a little simpler graphically and less elegant mechanics wise doesn't mean it's not an important title. The shareware distribution model meant this game and other similar Apogee titles was played by a very wide player base, likely influencing many future developers.

The PC roots of the title also meant another thing: Save files. The meta upgrades gave a player something to invest time in while waiting for the next episodic release of stages. Doesn't that sound familiar? These DOS shareware games were already doing incremental upgrades and content releases of the sort people love today in modern survivorslikes!

Many people mention Epic Megagames' Tyrian 2000 as like this but better, though I've never played it. It's not on Steam either, so right now Raptor is our pick for classic PC shmups to compare!

Note: There are a few shareware, freeware, and unauthorized ports of this game out there. This is why there are some platforms listed as compatible not currently on the Steam release.

Raptor: Call of the Shadows Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

3.7 Similarity Score
69% Diagnosis:
824/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.4/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.5/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) -0.5/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0/1
Move Only 0/1
No Dash ?/1
No Trigger -1/1
No Special Move 0/1
No Aiming 0.1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty ?/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.5/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 0/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 0.2/1
0.5/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy -1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible -0.5/1
Explorable Map -1/1
BIG Maps 0.2/1
XP on Ground 0.5/1
Health on Ground ?/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.2/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0.5/1
Enemy Variety 0.8/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.8/1
Many Challenges 0.2/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.4/1
Bestiary / Lore 0.1/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0.5/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 0/1
Lofi Charm 1/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 0.3/1
Subtle Humor 0.1/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.1/1
Over the Top 0.2/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.8/1
Fun Ramp 0.6/1
Low Price 1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 0.8/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS 0/1

Raptor: Call of the Shadows Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.0 Final Review
93% Positive Steam Reviews
146 Steam Reviews
8.5 Pure Vibes
9.1 Review Scale
369/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 0.9/1
Not Janky 0.8/1
Good UI 0.8/1
Controller and Deck 0.8/1
Lots of Content 1/1
Good Theme 1/1
Good Graphics and Sound 1/1
Fun Feel 0.9/1
Unique Twists 1/1
Vibe Check 0.9/1

Metacritic Scores

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This title has metacritic data! The "fuck the man" score is adjusted so each person's review is equally weighted, regardless of critic or fan status.

Critic

- Converted 10 Point Score
0 Number of Critic Reviews

User

8.4 User Review Average
7 Number of User Reviews

Average

8.4 Direct Average
- "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Raptor: Call of the Shadows Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

iOSLinuxMacMS-DOSSteam DeckWindows PCReleased

Sorting Categories

Very Different

Genre and Control Style Tags

ArcadeBullet HellShoot 'Em UpVertical Scrolling Shmup

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Currency Based UnlocksLevel BasedUnknown

Features and Extras

Unknown

Dev/Publisher

3D RealmsApogee EntertainmentCyngus StudioMountain King StudiosScott Host

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: ?
  • Online: ?
  • Player Count: ?
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: ?
  • Steam Achievements: ?
  • Steam Leaderboards: ?
  • Steam Workshop: ?
  • Steam Trading Cards: ?

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: ?
  • Demo Available: ?
  • DLC Available: ?
  • Soundtrack Available: ?

Critic Review Excerpt

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Here's another perspective to evaluate the game.

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"The great action-crazed, guns blazing, shoot ‘em up game comes back straight out of the ‘90s. Raptor: Call of the Shadows and its futuristic world are ready to challenge your flying skills."

"Become a mercenary of the future and pilot the super-tech Raptor. Embark on interplanetary missions to knock off top competitors of MegaCorp, battle against hordes of relentless enemies and spend the bounty to expand your devastating arsenal"

"Discover secrets, find bonuses, and battle boss ships at the end of every wave. With each ship and ground target you destroy, you'll earn more cash to increase your ship's technology for the next wave. You'll be driven to kill and destroy until it's in your blood!"

Game Modes

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Level Based, Score Attack

Game Mode Notes

The game is level based, broken into "Sectors" that were originally released episodically as shareware. In each area, players destroy enemies and ground topics in order to get money, which they can spend on upgrades between the levels that persist on the player's save file.

The sectors can be repeated to get more money and the difficulty goes up when you repeat them.

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: Unknown

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

Player Power Progression

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Detailed notes on progression systems.

In Run Progression

During the play

Meta Progression

You gather cash from the runs to upgrade your ship with purchases between stages.

Content By The Numbers

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"Hardcore Harold: Up to 16 ship upgrades can be bought from Harold's Emporium between waves.

Get Ready, Rookie: 27 killer levels, each with at least one unique boss ship to destroy.

Zero to Hero: Four insane skill levels - higher skill levels introduce new opponents!
"

In Game Lore & Extras

?

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Geometry Arena 2

EA

Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard by svkona on discord. Tweaking in progress.

Arena Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Roguelite Survivors-like Twin Stick Shooter Wave Survival
6.3 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.9 Final Review
89% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
158 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
3.8 Similarity Score
69% Diagnosis:
Similar
826/1200 Comparison Points
83% Genre 5.2/8 genre
57% Simple Controls 1/7 move
88% Survival Modes 3/4 modes
75% Power Progression 2/4 level
64% Buildcrafting Depth 1.4/5 build
43% Stage Features -1/7 stage
61% Content Breadth 2/9 stuff
78% Aesthetics 3.3/6 style
78% Gameplay Vibe Check 5.5/10 vibe vibe

Geometry Arena 2 Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/19/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer - svkona on Discord. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Player scorecard notes: "The game gets updates very often, so balancing and ramping is subject to change"

Geometry Arena 2 Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

3.8 Similarity Score
69% Diagnosis:
826/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.8/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 0/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 0/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.8/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.6/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 0/1
Move Only 0/1
No Dash 0/1
No Trigger 0/1
No Special Move 0.5/1
No Aiming -0.5/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 1/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 0/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 0.4/1
0.5/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.5/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0/1
Explorable Map -1/1
BIG Maps -1/1
XP on Ground 0/1
Health on Ground 0/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.5/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters -1/1
Many Challenges 0/1
Multiple Stages 0/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 0.5/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.5/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.8/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 0/1
Subtle Humor 0/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.6/1
Over the Top 0.3/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 1/1
Difficulty Ramp 0/1
Fun Ramp 0/1
Low Price 0.8/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.8/1
Feels like VS 0.2/1

Geometry Arena 2 Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

8.9 Final Review
89% Positive Steam Reviews
158 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Geometry Arena 2 Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCEA

Sorting Categories

Similar

Genre and Control Style Tags

Arena ShooterBullet HeavenHorde SurvivalRogueliteSurvivors-likeTwin Stick ShooterWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Endless ModeScore AttackSpeed UpWave Survival15m

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam Cloud

Dev/Publisher

011 Games

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 111
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Geometry Arena 2 is a free-form arena-shooter Roguelite game, dedicated to creating an exciting battle experience. Freely customize weapons, bodieds, modules, upgrades and challenges to create your own unique gaming experience!"

Game Modes

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Endless Survival
Score Attack

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 15m

Run Time Notes

Upgrades and waves are both endless, average runs take about 10-15 minutes.

Speed Settings

The challenges "fierce offensive" and "speed up" make the game go faster.

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Gunfire Reborn

DLC Released

Very Different. Popular first person shooter rogue-lite, though it's level based and many other differences it often comes up when people say they want a "rogue-lite game but first person" after playing all the top down ones. First Impressions: Personally, it feels like a good choice if I'm totally out of Borderlands to play (I'm not) or want more Risk of Rain style multiplayer options. I don't think it's really very survivors-like, even among the first person rogue-lites. If you want a horde shooter, this may not be your top pick. Note: This game is currently being compared on the scale and notes will likely be in flux!

Action RPG Dungeon Crawler First Person Shooter Looter Shooter Rogue-lite
5.9 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
1159/1600 Total Points
8.5 Final Review
93% Steam
8.1 Scale
8 Vibes
91541 Steam Reviews
354/400 Review Points
3.4 Similarity Score
67% Diagnosis:
Very Different
805/1200 Comparison Points
56% Genre 1/8 genre
9% Simple Controls -5.8/7 move
58% Survival Modes 0.6/4 modes
69% Power Progression 1.5/4 level
88% Buildcrafting Depth 3.8/5 build
94% Stage Features 6.2/7 stage
89% Content Breadth 7/9 stuff
63% Aesthetics 1.5/6 style
79% Gameplay Vibe Check 5.7/10 vibe vibe

Gunfire Reborn Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 2

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 12/23/2023

crown-prince-from_gunfire-reborn.pngFirst impressions! Scoring subject to change as I play more - but it's not a survivors-like really so it's not top priority.

A first person shooter rogue-lite that sometimes comes up recommended to survivors-like fans looking to switch up the gameplay perspective. I'm just starting to try it out, as it seems to be one of the recent titles with a larger player base and many play hours visible in the steam reviews. However, it doesn't seem to be oriented around wave survival. It's more like a dungeon crawler.

A big draw here is the multiplayer, which allows up to 4 players co-op. As a big Borderlands/Destiny player on steam (with my partner), this one has been shoved in my face by the platform for a couple years now (It fully came out in November 2021 after a year and a half of Early Access from May 2020.)

It's not a bullet heaven - while you certainly shoot a lot of bullets and can get quite OP, the enemies are always going to be shooting a lot as well. It's not really a bullet hell either, though, since you don't weave your way among enemy shot patterns. It's just an FPS.

nospawn/crown-prince-from_gunfire-reborn.webpIt's got a low polygon cel shaded aesthetic which is overall alright for the enemies and sometimes quite cute for the characters. It can be pretty sometimes but most of the time just serves its purpose. The vibe is a kind of eastern adventure RPG, a little more cozy and definitely more furry than the Borderlands wastelands that obviously inspired it.

Translation from chinese can feel a little stilted. It's hard to say if the game has/had more personality in the writing before that. Some weapons (like literally just a brick) are funny enough to give it some positive score in subtle humor.

Overall it can feel a little underwhelming aesthetically when you focus on the details, but I think it's likely the visual style prioritizes being able to work on a wide variety of machines to enable the multiplayer aspect. And it's not a AAA studio, which of course I respect.

The controls are much more complex than most of the games on this list, which makes sense considering it's a first person shooter. Compared to other FPS games, though, it's somewhat simplified in some areas and mixed up in others. For example, the first character and many weapons use a secondary fire on the left trigger instead of an aim. There's a dodge instead of a sprint/run and so on.

I think the general gameplay and controls, along with character styles, would feel at home to Risk of Rain 2 players. It does seem to be missing some of that verticality (also from games like destiny) and to me it's also missing some of the visual depth and vibe that keeps a game on my big screen, but I'm looking forward to playing more on steam deck.

Honestly I admit kind of wanking around in first person shooters, so I tend to enjoy ones that let me die a lot in co-op.

nospawn/tao-from_gunfire-reborn.pngThe initial tutorial walkthrough makes it feel more complicated than it really is - part of why I dislike them - as overall it's got a currency unlock menu and some character upgrades. The major way you progress in game is by picking up weapons, which comparing stats on is kind of more complex than a simple 3 or 4 card level option (hence the related low score for streamlined levels). Find based unlocks exist here too.

I'm counting the elemental fusion system (synergy from attacking with different weapon elements) as a partial score for weapon combination.

It's more expensive than many of the games on this list, but given the 3D first person art style, it makes sense. It's still cheap enough to consider buying a copy for your partner or friend to play with you.

I think this is likely a great option to try if you really want an FPS roguelite, but also won't really appeal to core survivors-likes fans looking for a very similar mechanics vibe either from a bullet heaven or simplified controls/ui perspective.

Pixel sprites are from Steam emotes, not in game.

Gunfire Reborn Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

3.4 Similarity Score
67% Diagnosis:
805/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric -1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 0.5/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.5/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) -1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -1/1
Move Only -1/1
No Dash -1/1
No Trigger -1/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming -1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 0.2/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0/1
Endless Mode 0.5/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 0/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) -0.5/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 1/1
Build Crafting 0.8/1
1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.2/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.8/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 0.4/1
XP on Ground 0.8/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 1/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 1/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers ?/1
Bestiary / Lore ?/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art -0.1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.1/1
Bumpin Music 0/1
Fun Writing 0/1
Subtle Humor 0.5/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0/1
Over the Top 0/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.5/1
Difficulty Ramp 1/1
Fun Ramp 1/1
Low Price 0/1
Technical Check 0.9/1
Controls Check 0.8/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS -0.5/1

Gunfire Reborn Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

8.5 Final Review
93% Positive Steam Reviews
91541 Steam Reviews
8 Pure Vibes
8.1 Review Scale
354/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 0.9/1
Not Janky 0.8/1
Good UI 0.8/1
Controller and Deck 1/1
Lots of Content 0.9/1
Good Theme 0.8/1
Good Graphics and Sound 0.7/1
Fun Feel 0.7/1
Unique Twists 0.8/1
Vibe Check 0.7/1

Metacritic Scores

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This title has metacritic data! The "fuck the man" score is adjusted so each person's review is equally weighted, regardless of critic or fan status.

Critic

7.5 Converted 10 Point Score
10 Number of Critic Reviews

User

7.2 User Review Average
18 Number of User Reviews

Average

7.4 Direct Average
7.3 "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Gunfire Reborn Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Windows PCDLCReleased

Sorting Categories

Very Different

Genre and Control Style Tags

Action RPGDungeon CrawlerFirst Person ShooterLooter ShooterRogue-lite

Aesthetic Tags

CartoonCell ShadedLow Poly

Setting / Story Tags

DungeonsFantasyFurryXianxia

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Level BasedLong TutorialProcedurally GeneratedUnskippable TutorialUnknown

Features and Extras

Unknown

Dev/Publisher

Unknown

Game Features

- +

Listing various features we've got info on.

Multiplayer

  • Local: ?
  • Online: ?
  • Player Count: ?
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: ?
  • Steam Achievements: ?
  • Steam Leaderboards: ?
  • Steam Workshop: ?
  • Steam Trading Cards: ?

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: ?
  • Demo Available: ?
  • DLC Available: ?
  • Soundtrack Available: ?

Critic Review Excerpt

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Here's another perspective to evaluate the game.

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Gunfire Reborn is a level-based adventure game featuring FPS, Roguelite and RPG. Players can control heroes with various abilities to experience diverse Build gameplay, use various weapons to explore procedurally-generated levels. You can play the game alone, or join 4-player coop."

"Every level is random; each new restart is a brand-new experience. You will meet different heroes and experience new weapons, items, checkpoints, and unique combat rhythms throughout the game."

Control Style Notes

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It's a pretty typical first person shooter, though it has a dash style move instead of sprint and many weapons have alternate fire instead of aim.

There's jumping, but it's not particularly vertically oriented (unlike Destiny, for example.)

Automated Features

None

Supported Controls

  • Controller: Yes
  • Controller Move Only: No
  • Controller One Handed: No
  • Mouse Only: No
  • Keyboard Only: No
  • Keyboard One Handed: No

Run Times & Speedups

- +

Average Run Time: Unknown

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

?

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Hero Survival

Free Available Released

Released the day I put it in here, so will check back for reviews. Note: Feature comparison score reported based on reviewer submitted scorecard. Tweaking in progress.

Arena Shooter Bullet Heaven Horde Survival Roguelite Single Stick Shooter Survivors-like Top Down or Isometric Wave Survival
3.6 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
2.5 Final Review
25% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
4 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
4.6 Similarity Score
73% Diagnosis:
Similar
878/1200 Comparison Points
100% Genre 8/8 genre
100% Simple Controls 7/7 move
71% Survival Modes 1.7/4 modes
85% Power Progression 2.8/4 level
56% Buildcrafting Depth 0.6/5 build
61% Stage Features 1.5/7 stage
57% Content Breadth 1.2/9 stuff
73% Aesthetics 2.7/6 style
62% Gameplay Vibe Check 2.3/10 vibe vibe

Hero Survival Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 10/29/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

OneUpNerd's scorecard notes: "All levels are the same with different colors, boss is always the same. It's price is the same as VS (4.99€)." Full review here.

Steam reviews seem to negatively compare to Brotato.

Hero Survival Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

4.6 Similarity Score
73% Diagnosis:
878/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle 1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only 1/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger 1/1
No Special Move 1/1
No Aiming 1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 1/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.7/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 0.8/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 0/1
0.4/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0.2/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 0/1
XP on Ground 0.5/1
Health on Ground 0/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.2/1
Bosses / Elites 0.1/1
Many Interesting Characters 0.5/1
Many Challenges 0/1
Multiple Stages 0.2/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 0.2/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art 0.9/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.8/1
Bumpin Music 0/1
Fun Writing 0/1
Subtle Humor 0/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0/1
Over the Top 0/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.6/1
Fun Ramp 0/1
Low Price 0.5/1
Technical Check 0.2/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0/1
Feels like VS 0/1

Hero Survival Review Scale Heatmap

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2.5 Final Review
25% Positive Steam Reviews
4 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Hero Survival Tag Cloud

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PS4PS5Steam DeckSwitchWindows PCXboxFree AvailableReleased

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Arena ShooterBullet HeavenHorde SurvivalRogueliteSingle Stick ShooterSurvivors-likeTop Down or IsometricWave Survival

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Unknown

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Unknown

Control Styles

ControllerController Move Only

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UnknownUnknown

Features and Extras

Steam AchievementsSteam Cloud

Dev/Publisher

Meridian4PigeonDev

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Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 23
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: Yes
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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"Hero Survival is an action-roguelite where you have to shoot down hordes of monsters from classic horror movies one by one to please the Mad Time God. Choose from a variety of skills, weapons, and items to create a unique build for every bizarre character."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: Unknown

Run Time Notes

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Speed Settings

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Atomicrops

DLC Released

Note: Review scores based on fan submitted review card by peA_sh0ter on Discord. Once the game is scaled for similarity as well, it will be reviewed and then moved up. Some review notes edited for space and clarity. I was interested in learning more about this twin stick shooter farming sim roguelite, so I sought out a very experienced player to help us out. PeA_sh0ter: "Atomicrops is like nothing else on the market. It is nothing like stardew valley or most other roguelikes, focusing on wacky art, interesting mechanics, and overall astonishing out of the box game design, anyone can easily pick up the controller, only to wake up three days later with 500 7000$ cats having been grinded in pure irradiated fever!"

Content Rich Farming Isometric or Top Down Roguelite Twin Stick Shooter
- Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.9 Final Review
93% Steam
7.5 Scale
10.0 Vibes
4587 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
- Similarity Score
- Diagnosis:
Similar
-/1200 Comparison Points
- Genre -/8 genre
- Simple Controls -/7 move
- Survival Modes -/4 modes
- Power Progression -/4 level
- Buildcrafting Depth -/5 build
- Stage Features -/7 stage
- Content Breadth -/9 stuff
- Aesthetics -/6 style
- Gameplay Vibe Check -/10 vibe vibe

Atomicrops Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 4 (xoxomonstergirl) 4500ish (peA_sh0ter)

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

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Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

PeA_sh0ter: "Imagine you are peacefully farming... and throw all that garbage out the window. No dew or stars can be found here, only blood, bullets, and blooms! This top down shooter will allow you to rain botanical hell (and hoes!) on all sorts of foes, all while keeping track of time to get back to the farm before those pesky snails show up at night! Keep the cashews flowing, or else your blood will be. Grow crops in the extreme radioactive environment via super genetic engineering. Listen to them hoot and holler, and then harvest to prepare the land for the next wave of seeds. Fight wacky, mutated foes, and mash em into fertilizer before you get flown back to town!"

"This game is very much multitasking+planning oriented. You must manage your time while out beating camps to get items, while also planning out your build, and then heading back in time to fight off waves of foes coming in to eat your crops or take you down, all while frantically farming! Crops are of the utmost importance, giving you money to buy weapons, seeds, tools, etc."

"Your farm is in the middle of four biomes: desert, tundra, plains, and jungle. Each of these has some special enemies that inhabit them, with desert and plains being easier. Each biome will have a extra hard tier that is best visited later, once you have some good firepower. Camps in these biomes can hold seeds, farm animals that help with farming, gameplay altering items, and all sorts of special goodies."

"I don't want to spoil it like a rotting tomato, but the exploration part of the game is just as fun as the farming! Speaking of farming, did the sun just go down?!?? Seeing as the day was only two and a half minutes, it makes logical sense, but no time for sense or logic! Better book it to the farm, as waves of monsters will start invading, each wave about 30 seconds long."

"During night, this is the best time to harvest crops and plant new ones, all while dodging bombs and bullets. Keep the snails off your plants! Once dawn comes, all foes will vanish, including any bosses you failed to beat, along with their rewards."

"Then comes the town. Here you can buy guns to get stats and customize your build, flirt with townsfolk for items and eventually marry them, and host festivals! In order to flirt, you need roses. Roses are a special crop found in any biome, and are basically a direct currency to items. They are contrasts to heart beets, the way you heal in this game."

"Harvesting a heart beat will heal you, and partly increase your health. If you fertilize four heart beets, they will make one big one that is far better at healing and expanding you health. Fertilizing crops is actually where a big part of strategy comes in this game, as a fertilized crop is worth far more than an unfertilized one, and merged crops are worth much more, and can even by max fertilized too! All fertilizer is gained from killing foes, which is part of why exploring during the day is important."

"Each third night, a boss will appear, and they can have all sorts of patterns! Killing them will reward you, but should dawn come they will escape. Will you survive to winter to fight the final boss? You can always throw a festival after you beat a boss! These are special times when all sorts of deals, bets, and trades can be made, and the more food you made, the more rewards."

"Atomicrops is a real work of gritty, gross, and hilarious art that is sure to have you clenching your teeth, chewing your veggies, and blasting your foes to the moon! My only gripe with the game is this: there is not enough! The developers have dropped the game, and while the main dev wishes to keep on working on the game, he does not have the funding to make any more."

"The game can be played in one sitting, or in three minutes at a time. The art is special and I have only seen such a style in this game. Gameplay is far different from your generic shoot shoot shoot roguelike, as it makes you think and plan all while farming and adrenaline pumping!

"GO PLAY THE GAMMMMMMME! It gives old school difficulty with a very interesting twist a life of its own. Whether you are looking for fun, difficulty, or grinding, you will love this game from the get go, and it will grow on you, like a radioactive brain tumor in the best possible way!"

Atomicrops Review Scale Heatmap

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8.9 Final Review
93% Positive Steam Reviews
4587 Steam Reviews
10.0 Pure Vibes
7.5 Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 1/1
Not Janky 0.9/1
Good UI 1/1
Controller and Deck 0/1
Lots of Content -0.1/1
Good Theme 1/1
Good Graphics and Sound 1/1
Fun Feel 0.7/1
Unique Twists 1/1
Vibe Check 1/1

Metacritic Scores

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Critic

7.8 Converted 10 Point Score
9 Number of Critic Reviews

User

7.5 User Review Average
17 Number of User Reviews

Average

7.7 Direct Average
7.6 "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Atomicrops Tag Cloud

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Windows PCDLCReleased

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Genre and Control Style Tags

Content RichFarmingIsometric or Top DownRogueliteTwin Stick Shooter

Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Unknown25m

Features and Extras

Dev/Publisher

Unknown

Game Features

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Multiplayer

  • Local: ?
  • Online: ?
  • Player Count: ?
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: ?
  • Steam Achievements: ?
  • Steam Leaderboards: ?
  • Steam Workshop: ?
  • Steam Trading Cards: ?

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: ?
  • DLC Available: ?
  • Soundtrack Available: ?

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

An action-packed roguelite where you must cultivate and defend the last farm in the post-apocalypse wasteland. Farm mutated crops, marry townsfolk, and kill every mutant creature that tries to invade! This ain't no ordinary farming simulator.

PeA_sh0ter notes an active modding community: "I REALLY wish there was more content, as the game can sometimes get stale, but that is the only problem I can see in this game. Plus, I and my friends are making mods for the game so more content shall slowly seep into this somewhat forgotten field of treasure." Modding discord link.

Note: That's a person with over 4000 hours in the game saying it sometimes gets stale.

Control Style Notes

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Controller style is fairly typical twin stick shooter, with a few buttons to manipulate your surroundings.

Keyboard: "Movement+mouse usage, you move with arrow keys and aim/fire with right mouse. Farming is done with left mouse button which tills soil, plants seeds, and harvest is via scroll wheel. Scrolls and tractors can be activated via extra keys, starting at F and 1 respectively. All other interactions are done via F."

Supported Controls

  • Controller: ?
  • Controller Move Only: No
  • Controller One Handed: ?
  • Mouse Only: ?
  • Keyboard Only: ?
  • Keyboard One Handed: ?

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 25m

Run Time Notes

"Usually 20-30 minutes, can vary, usually shorter"

Speed Settings

?

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Cultivation Story: Reincarnation

Released

Note: Review scores based on fan submitted review card by Thundergodeneru on Discord. Once the game is scaled for similarity as well, it will be reviewed and then moved up.

Bullet Heaven Dungeon Crawler Roguelite
- Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.1 Final Review
92% Steam
8.9 Scale
9.2 Vibes
1670 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
- Similarity Score
- Diagnosis:
Similar
-/1200 Comparison Points
- Genre -/8 genre
- Simple Controls -/7 move
- Survival Modes -/4 modes
- Power Progression -/4 level
- Buildcrafting Depth -/5 build
- Stage Features -/7 stage
- Content Breadth -/9 stuff
- Aesthetics -/6 style
- Gameplay Vibe Check -/10 vibe vibe

Cultivation Story: Reincarnation Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 240 (Thundergodeneru)

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on ?

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Review Notes by Thundergodeneru: "This game is a rogue lite like many others, such as Wizard of Legend or Enter the Gungeon. The difference is how much it leans to Chinese cultivation, where it has moves and monsters that would be foreign and interesting to most people who aren't familiar with this trope."

Thundergodeneru: "The mechanics are fairly unique, taking a lot from the Chinese xianxia trope. You age one year when you enter each room, if your lifespan reaches 0 you die with there being many ways to increase your lifespan."

"This is only one mechanic as there are skills and weapons that can be matched into combos, changing their animation and how they work. A main function of this game is how you collect chi, which empowers anything that uses its element and how you can pick cards that synergize and make you much stronger like uncapping your crit rate so you can crit twice in one attack. The main focus is to synergize in this game."

"Playing this game is a blast, especially figuring out how the game works on your own as if does not tell you. The guides are scarce and figuring out a combination and obliterating an enemy with your new-found power is a very enjoyable experience." - Thundergodeneru

Cultivation Story: Reincarnation Review Scale Heatmap

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9.1 Final Review
92% Positive Steam Reviews
1670 Steam Reviews
9.2 Pure Vibes
8.9 Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 1/1
Not Janky 1/1
Good UI 1/1
Controller and Deck 0.5/1
Lots of Content 0.5/1
Good Theme 1/1
Good Graphics and Sound 1/1
Fun Feel 1/1
Unique Twists 0.9/1
Vibe Check 1/1

Cultivation Story: Reincarnation Tag Cloud

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Windows PCReleased

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Bullet HeavenDungeon CrawlerRoguelite

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Unknown

Setting / Story Tags

Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

UnknownUnknown

Features and Extras

Dev/Publisher

Unknown

Game Features

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Multiplayer

  • Local: ?
  • Online: ?
  • Player Count: ?
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: ?
  • Steam Achievements: ?
  • Steam Leaderboards: ?
  • Steam Workshop: ?
  • Steam Trading Cards: ?

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: ?
  • DLC Available: ?
  • Soundtrack Available: ?

Marketing Blurb

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"Cultivation Story: Reincarnation is a top-down pixel art style action roguelike based on cultivation and Chinese mythology."

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Average Run Time: Unknown

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

Released

I played a lot of this classic back in the day on xbox. A huge number of contemporary wave survival games on rogue-lite are directly influenced by it - or they both share inspiration.

Arcade Twin Stick Shooter
- Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.8 Final Review
90% Steam
9.3 Scale
8.0 Vibes
842 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
- Similarity Score
- Diagnosis:
Similar
-/1200 Comparison Points
- Genre -/8 genre
- Simple Controls -/7 move
- Survival Modes -/4 modes
- Power Progression -/4 level
- Buildcrafting Depth -/5 build
- Stage Features -/7 stage
- Content Breadth -/9 stuff
- Aesthetics -/6 style
- Gameplay Vibe Check -/10 vibe vibe

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 4.0

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/21/2023

Scoring in progress

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Review Scale Heatmap

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8.8 Final Review
90% Positive Steam Reviews
842 Steam Reviews
8.0 Pure Vibes
9.3 Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 0.9/1
Not Janky 0.8/1
Good UI 0.8/1
Controller and Deck 1/1
Lots of Content 1/1
Good Theme 1/1
Good Graphics and Sound 1/1
Fun Feel 1/1
Unique Twists 0.8/1
Vibe Check 1/1

Metacritic Scores

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Critic

7.6 Converted 10 Point Score
7 Number of Critic Reviews

User

8.1 User Review Average
44 Number of User Reviews

Average

7.9 Direct Average
8.0 "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved Tag Cloud

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Steam DeckWindows PCXboxXbox 360Released

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Aesthetic Tags

Unknown

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Unknown

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Level BasedUnknown

Features and Extras

Soundtrack

Dev/Publisher

ActivisionBizarre Creations

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Multiplayer

  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: No
  • Steam Achievements: No
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: YouTube

Marketing Blurb

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"Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is a old school style shooter, but remixed for the 21st century with next generation graphics and deep, modern gameplay. Playing is simple: you are a geometric "ship" trapped in a grid world, facing off against waves of deadly wanderers, snakes, and repulsors."

Control Style Notes

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Twin Stick Shooter

Automated Features

No

Supported Controls

  • Controller: Full
  • Controller Move Only: No
  • Controller One Handed: ?
  • Mouse Only: ?
  • Keyboard Only: ?
  • Keyboard One Handed: ?

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: Unknown

Run Time Notes

?

Speed Settings

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Noobs Want to Live

Released

Note: Review scores based on fan submitted review card by Minnievengo on Discord. Once the game is scaled for similarity as well, it will be reviewed and then moved up.

Bullet Heaven Summoning Game Survivors-like
- Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.5 Final Review
90% Steam
7.4 Scale
9.0 Vibes
3926 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
- Similarity Score
- Diagnosis:
Similar
-/1200 Comparison Points
- Genre -/8 genre
- Simple Controls -/7 move
- Survival Modes -/4 modes
- Power Progression -/4 level
- Buildcrafting Depth -/5 build
- Stage Features -/7 stage
- Content Breadth -/9 stuff
- Aesthetics -/6 style
- Gameplay Vibe Check -/10 vibe vibe

Noobs Want to Live Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 74.9 (Minnievengo)

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on ?

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by player reviewer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Review notes by Minnievengo: "Noobs Want to Live. Roguelike, Vampire Survivors like. Isometric game. It is a fast-paced roguelike featuring several characters and a large pool of skills to choose from (that synergize with one another, too!) Fight, kill, grow. Each run is a new chance to create a steamrolling build."

Review notes by Minnievengo: "Perfect animation with perfect localization that exactly conveys all the funny things that devs try to express. I do recommend this game to fans of Vampire Survivors and the survivors-like games. It features special art style and funny text, with all kinds of builds that makes you laugh for sure."

Noobs Want to Live Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

8.5 Final Review
90% Positive Steam Reviews
3926 Steam Reviews
9.0 Pure Vibes
7.4 Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 0.6/1
Not Janky 1/1
Good UI 0.8/1
Controller and Deck 0.6/1
Lots of Content 0.7/1
Good Theme 1/1
Good Graphics and Sound 0.5/1
Fun Feel 0.8/1
Unique Twists 0.6/1
Vibe Check 0.8/1

Noobs Want to Live Tag Cloud

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Windows PCReleased

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Bullet HeavenSummoning GameSurvivors-like

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Unknown

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Unknown

Control Styles

Controller

Game Mode Tags

Endless ModeWave Survival9m

Features and Extras

Steam Cloud

Dev/Publisher

Unknown

Game Features

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Multiplayer

  • Local: ?
  • Online: ?
  • Player Count: ?
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: ?
  • Steam Leaderboards: ?
  • Steam Workshop: ?
  • Steam Trading Cards: ?

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: ?
  • DLC Available: ?
  • Soundtrack Available: ?

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Noobs Want to Live is a fast-paced roguelike featuring several characters and a large pool of skills to choose from (that synergize with one another, too!) Fight, kill, grow. Each run is a new chance to create a steamrolling build!"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 9m

Run Time Notes

"9m runs, and then 12m, 15m, also endless"

Speed Settings

?

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved

Released

Review notes by ComplexPlane97 on discord! "Twin stick shooter, score based instead of progression based"

Arcade Twin Stick Shooter
- Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
8.3 Final Review