When comparing Mage Gauntlet vs Read Only Memories, the Slant community recommends Read Only Memories for most people. In the question“What are the best pixel art games?” Read Only Memories is ranked 16th while Mage Gauntlet is ranked 17th.
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Pro Robust loot system
Mage gauntlet has a very robust loot system that includes many different armor and weapon sets as well as upgrades for spells.
Pro Master mode
Once the game is beaten, master mode unlocks which has mixed levels and new secret areas.
Pro Very reminiscent of SNES era games
Mage Gauntlet has the design similar of games such as Chrono Trigger or Secret of Mana, making for a experience full of nostalgia.
Pro Touch screen controls work great
Like other RocketCat games, the on screen controls are spot on.
Pro Unique magic system
The magic system in Mage Gauntlet consists of a limited moveset of four spells that need to be replenished from in world urns, making for a bit of a balancing act of when to use spells in order to get through the tougher parts of each level.
Pro Cyberpunk point and click
Pro Multiple choices and endings
In almost every single conversation you can choose your response, which will affect the flow of the conversation leading to different outcomes.
Pro Really likable characters
All characters are, well, characters, as in they all have different goals, perspectives, thoughts, styles, etc. They are unique and for the most part really cool.
Pro Demo available
Not many people nowadays do those, but this game has one.
Pro Superb soundtrack
The music is filled with special emotions that fit well with the vibe of the whole game.
Con Story is lackluster
While borrowing from many RPG greats from the past, the plot feels a bit derivative while also falling a bit flat. Better writing could have definitely helped flesh out the adventure more.
Con Lacks depth in gameplay
Mage Gauntlet is primarily focused on action-based gameplay and tends to forget many traditional RPG-elements such as upgrading and gathering loot. Mage Gauntlet is filled with corridor fights that aren't ideal for extended play, while boss fights lack variety because they all behave in a similar way.