HyperRogue (PC) review
"HyperRogue is a monumental example of a novel concept executed perfectly"
Iíve played this game for over a hundred hours and Iím still not quite sure what to say about it! Itís certainly a weird one. But itís a brilliant, good kind of weird that certain types of gamers should really check out.
HyperRogue is a mind-bending game of chess that takes place on a world thatís quite unlike our own. The object of the game is to collect as much treasure as possible without getting one-hit killed and succumbing to permadeath (as the ĎRogueí in the title might suggest) butÖ navigating the world is a challenge unlike any youíve ever met before. You know how, in real life, things appear smaller as they get farther away? Like how the horizon only looks like itís a few feet long to your eyes, when in reality it spans miles? As it turns out, on a hyperbolic plane, this effect is compounded: the horizon is much, much longer than it would be in real life. Two paths that appear near to one another will take you in completely opposite directions. The world is structured in such a way that is impossible for your poor spatial senses to intuitively understand, so scrolling something off the screen will mean that itís probably lost forever unless youíre keeping close track of landmarks.
Community review by CtrlAltDestroy2 (March 09, 2017)
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