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The Consuming Shadow

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The Consuming Shadow is a procedural survival horror adventure in which you must explore the land, fight your way through randomly-generated dungeons and try to stay sane in your quest to save the world from the invading Ancients. The new Insanity Edition for Steam introduces new modes and features for even more expanded gameplay.

- Roguelike perma-death gameplay

- 4 playable characters to find and unlock, each with a different play style

- 6 dungeon types, 10 mission types, and countless random encounters

- 20 different monsters to discover and fight

- Learn the 8 magic spells to gain the upper hand

- Complete the bestiary and gather collectibles to uncover the world's lore

- Insanity Edition adds special challenge modes, including Daily Challenges and 'The Descent' infinite dungeon
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Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw
Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw
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Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 or up
  • Processor: Inter Core i3 or up
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel integrated graphics or up
  • Storage: 60 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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The Scientific Method
Daily Wisdom
Complete a Daily Challenge as the Scholar
Astrology? Pah!
Ending B
Save the world at the cost of your mind
Ending A
Escape the Ancient with your mind intact
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The Consuming Shadow reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
I've never enjoyed the rogue-like (even faster then light!), but this game, I liked it. You have 60 hours to prevent an elder from plunging our world into eternal darkness. To do this, you have to accomplish the banishment ritual, but you don't know what runes are needed for the same ritual. So you have to take the road, go to different cities, find clues in dungeons filled with danger and time always runs out. The graphics are correct, without more, but they stick well with the Lovecrafttienne atmosphere. The music is also good. Recommended.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
With "The Consuming Shadow," Yahtzee, best known for "Zero Punctuation," delivers a minimalist but artisanally good and atmospherically magnificent horror Rogue-elie title. The Title sets lovecraft-esque Horror, which is carried by the good Soundscape, the good Soundtrack and the excellent lyrics (only available in English). The Graphic, on the other hand, is minimalist but coherent. The Gameplay consists of leaving Places in Britain under time Pressure. Either you make Decisions along the way in interesting Encounters (the Results of which are not always the same), replenish your Supplies in safe Cities or enter Dungeons in shadow-infested areas to make the Runes for each Pass varying, necessary Banner ritual and the God to be banished. Of course, you also fight Monsters with The help of Pistols, Melee and magic and l00tet what the Stuff holds. It's Fun to figure out the Vulnerabilities of some Opponents, but the System itself isn't very demanding. Since "Eternal Darkness," Horror à la Lovecraft has included the Groin With mental Health in games. Spells damage the Mind as well as traumatic Experiences in Encounters and Escape from Monsters. Insanely, the Player not only has nice Hallucinations, but also has to resist the Urge to kill himself: Decisions are replaced at short Intervals by Suicide Squads. If you Click on them by Mistake, you have to fight to try to shoot yourself in a simple but more difficult quicktime event. Of course, with a Rogue-like after the first Pass (about 30-120min) you don't see the best of the many Ends. The Title thrives on its Replayability and, in addition to the obligatory level system, Drives Up a lot: Unlockable Characters, challenge modes, daily challenges, an Endless dungeon, scattered story snippets and a Bestiary. Already in open Beta, the Title fixed me again and again and in the finished Version "The Consuming Shadow" for Friends of atmospheric Roguelikes or of Yahtzee's "chzo Myth" his Money is definitely worth it. If you want to see the Game in Action, you will find a Video commented on By Yahtzee himself on Youtube, and on the other hand, I have made myself a bit through a short Round of "The Consuming Shadow." I show one of the free-to-play characters at the Beginning, otherwise I tried hard not to reveal too much: ' N bit of L00ten?: The Consuming Shadow
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