Bio-weapons can be quite deadly don’t you think? Well, the main character of the new game “Skyhill” for Nintendo Switch knows that all too well. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy from the awesome developers over at Klabater. This game takes place after World War III. Yes, I said it, World War III. There are many awesome features as you can see below that make this roguelike quite unique and a fresh take on the genre!
You start out in the penthouse and must work your way down one floor at a time. You must take the stairs and move from room to room looting and making sure to either kill or avoid mutants. There are a diverse set of items from weapons, meds, health, crafting and more. You can also upgrade your character in certain stats such as strength, agility, and the like. If you do die, you will have to restart all over from the beginning. If you build up enough crafting materials, you can take the elevator back to your penthouse and use the bench to craft new items. There’s a bed there too!
- Rogue-like RPG gameplay in an apocalyptic survival setting
- Randomly generated maps – fresh start during every session
- Gain experience, craft weapons and look for useful objects
- Face an army of nightmarish creatures
- Go for the head or land a body shot – choose wisely
- Everything you find may become helpful!
- Difficulty levels give you the chance to actually survive this, or try to outlast this hell under the worst conditions
- Open end – is there still hope? Come and find out!
- Various special abilities to unlock
- Turn based combat with a sophisticated risk and reward system
- Fast travel with the elevator
I had a great time playing through this game and you can check out my first look on YouTube. The roguelike genre as a whole offers much replayability and the fact that there are 100 floors enable Skyhill to have a great deal of design to it. I could see this game taking many hours to complete and even longer to 100% (completionist). Overall, this first look really gave me some good feels and a sense of immersion. I enjoy the subtle music and art style that this game offers. Check out some links below and let me know what you think if you decide to pick up the game!