It’s not the most known title out there, but no roguelike is quite as well refined and consistently fun as ScourgeBringer. I got the chance to give my impressions on it and for the most part, the game was great in terms of mechanics. Everything felt incredibly fluid, there was a solid sense of challenge, not to mention a great soundtrack to boot. The only issue at the time was content, but since then the game has received several updates. For those wanting to play the game in a finished state, you won’t have to wait much longer. ScourgeBringer is leaving Early Access on October 21st, going into full release on PC, and finally coming to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The news was announced at Gamescom today, coinciding with a trailer showing off more gameplay.
ScourgeBringer follows the story of Kyhra, a young girl who’s one of the last members of humanity. They’re on the brink of extinction and with nowhere left to go, Kyhra brings it upon herself to explore the machine in the sky and find a way to fix things. With her weapon in hand, she must explore the area around her and slaughter everything standing in her way if she is to possibly redeem humanity. Who knows, maybe she’ll find some secrets of her past as well? You’ll have to find out for yourself though.
ScourgeBringer is currently available for $14.99 on Steam. If you’re subscribed to Game Pass PC though, you can hop in and try the game right now! As I mentioned prior, this is a game worth your time, especially with a controller in hand. The fluidity of the combat, combos you can pull off, and secrets you can discover make the game a hidden gem. You’d almost be doing yourself a disservice by not trying it on launch, especially if you’re a roguelike fan.
Hopefully, I can see you out there hacking and slashing. For now, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you think ScourgeBringer is a hidden gem like I claim? What’s another hidden gem you think deserves more attention? Let us know, and stay tuned at The Nerd Stash for all your news, reviews, and more!