Roguelike games are games based on automatic generation elements and are distinguished by providing a new experience with every attempt to finish the game. These games have become popular in the recent period with special experiences such as Dead Cells and Enter the Gungeon, and today we present to you a review of Neon Abyss, which is another game from this game The type that looked promising in its various shows, so how was the experience?
The story is not an essential element in the genre games, and this explains the almost non-existent story here, as you are members of a special squad that Hades created on a mission to defeat 5 different leaders who controlled the trenches and this is all you need to know, the game's graphics bring us a classic character full of bright and varied colors attached to a group of melodies that It performs its purpose without leaving any lasting impression on the player. It is worth noting that the experience suffers from slowdowns in work and screen stagnation for a second or two on many occasions despite it being an inexpensive experience at the technical level.
The style of play is limited to movement and using the mouse or the analog stick to shoot in various directions, as there is a button for throwing bombs and another for jumping in addition to a button for attacks with white weapons and a button to interact with elements of the environment, you will wander in the trenches consisting of several stages trying to survive until you fight the leader of the trench during In this process, you will wander through the various stages trying to find the leader of the stage as you search for various resources and weapons.
The game offers a varied arsenal of weapons and you will find many tools that increase the power of your weapons or increase the number of their shots, as some hats and masks add to you new abilities as well, and what is distinctive here is that all the features of these tools and masks are added together instead of choosing between wearing a hat and another as well. You will find eggs that hatch to provide you with a pet that will assist you in various ways, such as attacking enemies or repelling their attacks and other methods of assistance, and as you can see, the game offers endless possibilities for weapons and advantages that you can obtain during the game, which gives the game a distinctive chaotic character in line with its strange artistic direction.
The game is fast and the confrontations end in a few seconds, so when you enter the room the doors will be closed and the battle will begin that will not last more than 10 seconds in most cases, and this sense of speed associated with the chaos of your abilities makes the experience very entertaining with the spread of shots and chaos throughout the screen to the point that you may not fully realize it. For what happens sometimes and is something that may be negative sometimes, but not always.
Not all the abilities that can be found in the trench are positive, and some pets are annoying and obstructing you instead of helping you, but you are unable to control the type of pet you will have and you are generally not able to know the ability of a specific mask before wearing it, knowing that removing masks or giving up Pets are not an option, but it can be said that getting more of anything is a positive thing most of the time.
Upon death, you will return to the nightclub, which is your main base, where you can buy several advantages that will be found in the trenches, and you can buy hats and various tools that will be located randomly in the trench after you purchase them, and you can also buy more playable characters, each of which has a special ability Note that you start the experience with the availability of only two characters, there are also many mini-games to buy that come with varied and entertaining ideas, but the process of collecting coins that you buy different these contents through it takes a lot of time and requires you to go through many rounds and to get all the abilities and characters you will spend tens The hours are undoubtedly to collect those coins, which we saw as a cheap attempt to force you to play over and over again.
Neon Abyss has many ingredients to provide a very enjoyable experience and it succeeds at first, but you will get bored over time for several reasons, including the lack of diversity in the enemies and their types and even the new types that are introduced later are the same enemies but with slightly different abilities, the other problem is In the fact that the game contains very limited designs for its rooms, and as soon as you go through 8 or 9 rounds, you will feel the monotony of the experience and the limited diversity of the stages, and we do not forget that reaching the final leader in any trench requires passing through special leaders in the stages as we mentioned and the unfortunate is that the number of these leaders is limited and you will confront them repeatedly And again in your mission to defeat the five main leaders, knowing that after defeating the first main leader you will have to return the trench to defeat the second. The same principle applies to the rest of the leaders.
Neon Abyss also lacks a balance in the number of enemies that you will face in each room, and despite its randomness, it will provide you with the same weapons over and over again despite a varied arsenal and you may finish the third stage of the trench with a good set of tools to support you and you may end the fifth stage with a set of inferior tools. What makes luck affect the experience more than necessary and do not forget the problem of slowdown and stagnation of the game that we mentioned, which caused us to lose on many occasions, ending the experience may take you between 9 hours to 15 hours depending on the luck factor and the quality of the tools you will get. Playing with high difficulty will undoubtedly require extra time.
Neon Abyss offers infinite possibilities with a fast and chaotic rhyme that keeps you entertained during the first hours of playing, but it loses its luster over time as you notice the lack of diversification in your confrontation with the same leaders' dozens and hundreds of times, the game was not able to exploit its full potential in the end, but it is an entertaining experience if you can overlook the negatives it contains.