Dicey Dungeons Review
Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
Each turn, you or your enemy roll dice that slot into the equipment cards to determine their powerfulness. You can play as one of six characters each who have different starting kit. You then explore the branching dungeon map and encounter monsters to battle. Along the way you can discover treasure chests, health items, shops, and upgrade stations and exits to the next level.
If you die you have to start again, so it's a game you play in short bursts over and over. The goal is to reach the lowest level of the dungeon and defeat the boss. This then unlocks some progression that stays with you after death.
It's a great game to step into what is called roguelike dungeon adventures, without having to deal with overly complicated levelling up or complex battles. Here, even a beginner player can understand what is happening and make progress. That said, the game itself takes no prisoners and requires considerable skill to conquer.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Mouse And Keyboard
Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse button/mouse wheel.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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