You’d be forgiven if you’ve never heard of Deck Of Ashes. However, if you’re after a hardcore story-driven RPG deck-building game, you may do well to pay attention. Released to reasonably good reviews on the PC, Deck Of Ashes is a story-driven deck-building roguelike with a dark art style reminiscent of games like Darkest Dungeon. If style points were awarded this game would be getting a 10 based on the trailer at least, especially as all the characters, monsters, and locations are hand-drawn.
Deck Of Ashes is also procedurally generated, meaning every game will feel slightly different and will add plenty of replayability. Add in the four different story campaigns for each of the main characters, and we could be on to a winner. Take a look at the trailer:
Thankfully, PC players won’t be having all the fun as Deck Of Ashes has now been announced for consoles. Namely the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, this won’t be until Q2 of 2021, so there’s a bit of a wait. Each character will have access to over 100 different cards as players build their decks throughout the game, finding the best cards to suit individual playstyles and vanquish the enemies. With permadeath, a fully stacked deck could be vital.
As well as the story there are biomes that affect the gameplay in different ways and are inhabited by unique foes. Deck Of Ashes certainly sounds interesting, and I can’t wait to learn more about it in the coming months. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when more news comes in. To celebrate the console announcement, Deck Of Ashes will have 20% off its usual price over on Steam. Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments, especially if you’ve managed to play it.
For more information on this interesting looking roguelike, take a look at the official website.