Crypt of the NecroDancer is a hardcore, roguelike 2D action-rhythm game.
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Pro Unique gameplay
Crypt of the NecroDancer is a rhythm-based, roguelike dungeon crawler. Actions can only be performed on the beat. Rhythm becomes a vital gameplay element: enemies move in different patterns related to the beat of the music, and power-ups are available that speed up or slow down the tempo.
Pro Lots of options for different skill levels and play styles
Characters such as "Bard" provide an easy mode without making the game feel lame. Other characters provide an extreme challenge for more advanced players. Lots of different weapon and armor combinations keep the game feeling fresh and further support different play styles. Players also respawn after each level, meaning a less skilled player is rarely out of the action for long.
Pro Supports USB dance pad
The game can be played using a dance pad as an input device. This is fun for a couple or group. A special dance pad mode makes the game a bit easier while you get used to the system.
Con Be prepared to share
Co-op requires players to share money and items, which can lead to two under-equipped characters rather than one well-equipped character. Players also share one screen, meaning they need to agree on which general direction to proceed in. Going in different directions can cause players to get stuck or attract multiple groups of enemies. Players also share one beat counter, making combos harder to achieve.
Con Beat detection can be a bit spotty
The game allows you to use your own music, but the automatic beat detection is not very good and often has to be adjusted manually.