PC - Windows
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Developer: Lightbulb Crew
Content Rating: Teen
Set in an ethereal monochromatic world, Othercide is a horror-themed tactical turn-based game about the sacrifices you must make to prevent reality from shattering. You are the last stand between nightmarish creatures.
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- OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit/
- Processor: Quad Core 3GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or better
- DirectX: Version 11
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Whether Othercide is for you will depend on whether you have the patience for a roguelike where you can spend a good eight hours feeling like you're making no progress whatsoever, before suddenly breaking through. It surprised me to discover it, but it turns out I do.
Othercide mixes a mid-2000s Hot Topic aesthetic with tightly-designed tactics that work very well, even if it largely runs out of new ideas after the first few hours. It's more a proof-of-concept than anything, but it's smart and entertaining while it lasts.
Othercide has a number of interesting quirks and its art design, with gothic and noir elements, creates a uniquely forboding atmosphere. Unfortunately, it's also got a ridiculous degree of difficulty that you normally don't associate with the turn-based strategy genre. The game's roguelite concepts are more than welcome, though repetition and restarts, combined with the genre's slower progression and mission system, will make playthroughs feel like time-consuming affairs.