If you’re a fan of the old rogue-like dungeon crawlers that used to propagate the PC gaming space back in the late 80s and early 90s, you’re probably going to instantly fall in love with the role-playing game Siralim from Thylacine Studios.
The game recently launched at a budget price on Steam. The official description reads…
“Siralim is a deep RPG with light roguelike elements that allows you to summon and customize hundreds of creatures to fight in strategic battle. Fight your way through randomly generated dungeons and complete randomized quests.”
The game encourages you to quest for rare treasures, beat the ever-living crap out of anything that stands in your way and increase the riches and stature of your kingdom. The real hook is that you can have up to six monsters on your team, but you can summon your team from hundreds of different creatures in the game world by capturing and collecting them. You can get a glimpse at what the game looks like in the launch trailer below.
SUBSCRIBE ►► https://goo.gl/cASu2c Title: Siralim Genre: Indie, RPG Developer: Thylacine Studios Publisher: Thylacine Studios LLC Release Date: 24 Apr, 2015 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: “NASCAR ’15 | Trailer (2015)” ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=053BHb6-Fg8 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Siralim’s graphics and very old-school battle system definitely limits the appeal mostly to those who are appreciative of the old sprite-based battle systems that were prevalent in games like Moraff’s World, Zork or the original Might & Magic series. If you’re into DX11, god-rays and shiny normal maps on a high-poly character, you’re scratching your claws up the wrong tree.
The reviews over on the Steam page are generally positive, with Daggetd stating…
“An addictive, turn-based rpg that makes me remember the days of my childhood playing a Gameboy Advanced. If I received this game as a child back in 2001 it easily would’ve been one of my favourite games, competing with pokemon for my gametime on those long car-rides we used to love or hate.”
This sentiment is reiterated quite often throughout most of the reviews, especially the ones with more play-time on record.
As archenemy points out…
“If you like to play an endless pokemon game with more depth and min-maxing, this game is for you. Well worth the price.”
All those fugly monsters? You got to catch ’em all. Well… you have the option of catching them all, if you want. Otherwise you can just ravage rival monsters, beat the crap out of them, steal their stuff and add some bling-bling to your own kingdom. That works just as well.
The game is available at a 10% discount right now for only $8.99. You can grab a copy from over on the Steam store if you want, or you can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.