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Enter the Gungeon

Developer: Dodge Roll Publisher: Devolver Digital
05 April 2016
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Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
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The humble burger is not my favourite food. This is the perfect execution on a concept that isn't my favourite. I like it quite a bit though.
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a plethora of small problems plague this game: the enemies are spongy and have poorly designed attack patterns, weapons are weaker and less meaningfully distinct, visual noise, poor layout, weapon drops are infrequent...

the game has a lot of content, but mechanically doesn't feel fun. pass, and get Nuclear Throne instead.
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one of the best games ever made. driven by love.
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Enter the Gungeon - Nintendo Switch
There is a fucjing dog in the game that's your teammate and yeah sure he does nothing but fuck dude there's a fucking dog in the game that you can pet yeahhhhhhhhhhh
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The Videogame Game: The Game
There is not a single thing in the entirety of Enter the Gungeon that you haven't already seen elsewhere. Everything, counting both the items and gameplay mechanics, gives the player a vague sense of déjà vu. One could argue that makes the end result feel bland, but there is a second side to that statement - it makes you immediately familiar, too.

The basic game loop presents itself as a cautious evolution of the established roguelite-twin stick shooter formula, as already seen in The Binding of Isaac or the Nuclear Throne. Simple, arcade gameplay, borrowing some elements from bullet hell games, molded into a resemblance of a slot machine through the use of RNG mechanics sprinkled on the top, long shelf life ensued by the addition of unlockables. It has enough variety to keep the player engaged, and the random nature of weapon drops means that even underperforming players will, sooner or later, find something that will let them finish a run, giving a taste for more. Still, I believe EtG suffers from the same fundamental problem Post Void does - that is, the curse of the first zone. Probability of the player character dying (in most cases) increases in the later levels, as you encounter new kinds of obstacles you had no way to train against - and the only way to have another shot is to spend significant amount of time getting to the same place again. The result of that is that most of the time playing is spent in the same first zones that quickly become trivial, seeming like more of a bother or a time-waster rather than a rightful part of the experience.

Frankly, I can't say much about the audiovisual presentation of the game. It is a standard, competent pixelart, serving its role in a proper way. Same with the music - except the catchy main theme. Everything about this side of the experience is just... ok. It just is there, and does what it is supposed to - unlike, for example, the aesthetics of Primordia or Pathologic 2 that live in your head for weeks afterwards.

The worldbuilding of Enter the Gungeon is not barebones - it barely exists. Much like its characters, trapped in a loop of constant repetition, the game itself bases its identity on a set of references to mainstream geek culture most of the people playing the game will immediately feel innately familiar with. Much like the culture itself, built mostly around a regime of mutual interrogation concerning the knowledge of a set of given memes, EtG keeps throwing references at you to make you feel at home - and it usually works. Whenever you arrive at the end of a run with a given character, you enter a special level (which, by the way, you will most probably lose the first time) presenting some of their backstory - but then, all of these are popculture references too. I cannot recall a single fact about the setting of the game - but I remember there was a Doom reference. A stark contrast, let's say, to The Pale of Disco Elysium I still remember since playing the game in 2020.

All the examples I gave served a singular purpose - that is, to highlight how much of an average game Enter the Gungeon is. There is not a single aspect of the experience that's outstanding in any way. Is it fun to play? Yes, if you can get over seeing the same castle and cave over and over again. However, considering the fact that there are countless other games out there that do everything EtG does, but better, I implore whoever is reading this review to consider doing something else with their fleeting time on this plane of existence. Even The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, while from a mechanical standpoint still being a glorified pachinko machine with bullet hell mechanics, at least has a memorable aesthetic style and an inquiry into issues of childhood trauma and religious upbringing.
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meaty. i don't 100% games often but this, i did.
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  • longestseason 2023-02-20 01:03:01.316732+00
    nuclear throne may not have that much content in comparison but it just feels better to play imo. i made the mistake of expecting gungeon to be more fast-paced than it actually is which kinda ruined the game for me
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  • MasterOfShaft 2023-04-26 08:12:06.039731+00
    i really like this game but the super endgame shit is pissing me off with how convoluted it is (the paradox gunslinger run - if you forget the bullet that can kill the past your run ends)
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  • thm_yrk12 2023-09-18 23:25:00.503666+00
    turbo mode elevates this from great to incredible
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  • alalal42 2023-11-24 18:46:54.897756+00
    i don't understand why people play this when nuclear throne exists
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    • brewkirk 2024-01-11 23:09:55.196681+00
      common vlambeer W
    • Chikyrocks10 2024-04-07 21:34:17.78267+00
      why pit 2 bad bitches against each other??
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  • brewkirk 2024-01-11 23:09:08.135587+00
    Yeah, doesn't really improve much at all compared to Nuclear Throne. That game is so absurdly fast paced at times it almost feels overwhelming (especially level 5 onwards). Gungeon by comparison is kind of a slog. There's a lot of downtime in-between populated rooms that just doesn't exist in NT. Its pacing is felt tenfold on account that its a roguelike, meaning you interact with by far the easiest and most boring zones the most. I feel like I can speed through the more tedious Nuclear Throne areas much more efficiently.

    The guns may be less diverse than in Gungeon, but Nuclear Throne's combat is so much more impactful and satisfying than any encounter you can find in the former. Weapon management is a nightmare too. There's no limit to the amount of weapons you can hold here, so you spend so much goddamn time cycling through all of your held weapons. Nuclear Throne has a hard 2-weapon limit and switching weapons is more of a toggle. There is a button that kind of works like this in gungeon, but its not nearly as fast or as streamlined like in Nuclear Throne.

    Hell, even taking into the account the levels of weapon diversity between the two games, it all feels aesthetic in Gungeon. You may be shooting a gun that shoots out a bunch of miniature guns, a giant magless 800 round supersoaker, or a weyland-yutani pulse rifle with a grenade launcher attachment but their impact and damage feel pretty much the same.
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  • wargrl 2024-03-06 14:05:34.019605+00
    nuclear throne is better but this is still a lot of fun. i think it can drag on a bit, but unlocking weird secret stuff in this game is pretty satisfying. i could say the same with nuclear throne tho
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  • PiccoloZ 2024-04-29 20:31:57.194461+00
    I'm one character away from finishing all the past of the original characters, this is one of the best roguelikes i have ever played.
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  • Nergal997 2024-05-22 12:19:18.872854+00
    Too hard for me. Skill issue? Yeah and I don't care, this game is not fun enough to get good at it. BoI and Nuclear Throne are so much better to me.
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