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From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind melting, self-destructing love letter to video games. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...
In Inscryption you will...
Acquire a deck of woodland creature cards by draft, surgery, and self mutilation
Unlock the secrets lurking behind the walls of Leshy's cabin
Embark on an unexpected and deeply disturbing odyssey

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Daniel Mullins Games
Devolver Digital
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  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-760 (4 * 2800); AMD Athlon II X4 645 AM3 (4 * 3100)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (3072 VRAM); Radeon HD 6850 (1024 VRAM)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 (4 * 3200); AMD FX-4350 (4 * 4200)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 2048 VRAM; Radeon RX 460 4096 VRAM
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

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Inscryption - Part 3
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Hey There Card Gamers
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Role Reversal
Steal back one of your creatures from The Angler.
Gruesome Encore
Allow The Mycologists to experiment on a creature that is already itself an experiment.
Squirrel Wrangler
Win a battle with damage from Squirrels.
Grizzled Angler
Defeat The Angler.
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Finishing Inscryption -> Darkest Dungeon Deathmoon
05/01/22: Inscryption - finishing the game + watching all secrets from 6:47:30
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Inscryption reviews and comments


<< Spoilers ahead! >>

What a phenomenal game. The gameplay throughout the three acts are fantastic and all feel fairly fresh compared to one another, but not too unfamiliar so as to confuse you. I really loved the story, and I was surprised by how deeply attached I was to the characters by the end. Watching them all vanish and be deleted was heart-wrenching. Unfortunately, while the first time the camera files came up on screen caused me to lose my mind at the places the game was going, I found ultimately found the "creepypasta found footage" storyline to end up being... just alright. The only notch against what would otherwise be a perfect 10.
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
I was skeptical, because I don't like card games.

But this is a masterpiece.
This game definitely blew my mind. I was expecting just another Slay the Spire like with some horror and jump scares, but as soon as the cards start talking to me (literally) and I was able to get of the table, I knew it was never going to be like that. 
This was the game that made me say WTF the most of any game. Especially when breaking the 4th wall.

Try it and don't spoil yourself! You're in for a ride
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
Amazing and unexpected in every way. I love that Mullins uses that unexpectedness to lean into the horror of surreal unknown corrupted data. Also love the high key Yugioh reference at the end just because.

The magic themed deck is pretty underexplored but I kinda liked that, showing that there's a lot more to this world than we know or could know. It almost makes the final battle feel pointless and perfunctory.
Journal Style Review:

I’ve heard a lot about this game on Reddit and podcasts. It seems to have a great following. On the first day I played like 5 or 6 hours and I can already see why. The atmosphere and the spooky style to the game is great and the card game mechanics were fun as well. 

The first change up where we see a guys videos is interesting. I’m definitely intrigued.

I’ve escaped 4 or 5 times. The card game is losing steam but I had a few runs where I didn’t really progress as much as I could because of the escape room stuff. I’m now focused on that escape.  I’m looking forward to the next acts. I’m close.

Beat the game. Very much enjoyed it. The leshy act was my favourite. I still liked the next two and the change up was good, and needed, but they didn’t top the opening, and they were kind of easy by that point. The story was a lot of fun but I am a bit let down with the ending. I thought Luke’s ending was anticlimactic. I really enjoyed his videos and I thought there would be more. I didn’t find all the story Easter eggs and tid bits, but it felt like there was going to be more too it. Still a fun weird game.

Final Score B+
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