Death’s Door by Acid Nerve and Devolver Digital is an isometric action RPG featuring a Crow reaping the souls of the dead. Typically, it’s monotonous work, but things become a little more interesting when an assigned soul is stolen. This first look video features the opening moments of the game and highlights the humor, beautiful visuals, and unique environments of Death’s Door
The Shadowrun license lends itself perfectly to an in-depth and complex role-playing experience, but unfortunately, it feels like Shadowrun Returns just skims the surface. The story is interesting enough and there’s a handful of great characters to interact with, but at times it does feel like the game was dumbed down a little too much for casual audiences. The 2D artwork looks great and the soundtrack is very atmospheric, but by the end of the 12-hour campaign, we were left wanting more.
Gameplay: A lot of fun, but not as in-depth as we had hoped.
Graphics: The 2D artwork looks great, but the 3D character models could have been better.
Sound: No voice acting, but the soundtrack fits the game perfectly
PC titles that mimic the 16-bit, 8-bit and even 2-bit titles of yesteryear are nothing new, but encountering a 1-bit title in 2015 is still a bit unusual. Especially when it is an isometric, rogue-like sidescroller that doesn’t skimp on the action. We were a bit skeptical about the promise of high definition 1-bit graphics, but after playing the press demo of Rogue Invader there is no denying that this game has got plenty of style and charm