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Conglomerate 451 - Review @ Screenrant

by Hiddenx, 2020-02-23 19:13:16

Screenrant checked out Conglomerate 451:

Conglomerate 451 Review: Nothing to Write Home About

Conglomerate 451 is a cyberpunk dungeon crawler that commits no major sins but fails to rise above its betters, making it a forgettable experience.

The cyberpunk genre is very much in the cultural eye at the moment, at least in the video game industry. CD Projekt Red's upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most anticipated video games of the year, despite release delays. To pass the time, RuneHeads has developed a different cyberpunk experience in the form of Conglomerate 451, a roguelike dungeon-crawler which illustrates the grim, dehumanizing nature of privatized technological progress but which fails to use that technological progress to make a memorable game.

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Ultimately, Conglomerate 451 is a hard game to recommend. It's not a bad game, it's just too average for its own good. Just about everything the game does is done better by someone else. If you want a first-person dungeon crawler, there's Legend of Grimrock. If you want an RPG with a large roster of characters and permadeath, you're better off with Darkest Dungeon or something similar. Even the out of combat progression systems are better handled in games like X-COM. Conglomerate 451 is playing in a crowded space, and like the corporate drones in its own cyberpunk dystopia, it just can't establish its own identity.

Score: 2.5/5

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Conglomerate 451

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released


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