Noita combines classic roguelike progression with complex RPG-style spellbuilding and sets it in an incredibly dynamic environment.
Deep in the murky crevices of Noita, within one of the rest areas between its infernal biomes, I absent-mindedly purchased a spell modifier I didn’t fully understand. One of the core facets of this wonderful, maddening roguelike is the many ways you can alter your magic wands. With clever min-maxing and a little bit of exploration luck, you can become a true master of arcane prowess. But there is no safety net if that experimentation goes awry, or if you’re not paying attention. And so, I strapped this particular modifier to a wand that shoots a comically large spiral razorblade. I pointed to a distant wall, and clicked. The razorblade shot out towards the bricks, immediately cranked a U-turn, and plowed into my wizard at full-speed, killing me instantly.
What is it? A wizardy, spell-slinging roguelike
Expect to pay: $20
Developer: Nolla Games
Publisher: Nolla Games
Reviewed on: Windows 10, Intel Core i7-9700 CPU GTX 1070 16.0 GB RAM