Paper Sorcerer Reviews (Windows)

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Short linear dungeon crawler with own visual style and heavy emphasis on fighting. Jo ST (24110) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

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Digitally Downloaded (Jan 31, 2014)
The only time that Paper Sorcerer betrays its indie roots is with the soundtrack, which nearly made my ears bleed. Given how easy it was to turn off, however, I'm not going to complain about it, because in the broader picture, this game is genuinely good fun, and a true retro rush for people that grew up with classic RPGs.
Shoost (Apr 23, 2014)
In conclusion, Paper Sorcerer represents a strong creative vision in many areas of development, from art style to writing. Its flaws will be irrelevant to players truly dedicated to classic turn-based, first-person dungeon crawls, such as the Wizardry series by Sir-Tech Software, Inc. Its strengths are worth study by any developer making a dungeon-crawl.
70 (Feb 04, 2014)
Paper Sorcerer è un atto d'amore verso i dungeon crawler ed un omaggio a tutti i videogiocatori che ricordano con nostalgia i grandi classici d'un genere che, sino a pochi anni fa, si riteneva defunto. Il titolo di Jesse Gallagher non riesce però a trovare una sua specifica identità rispetto ai modelli a cui attinge. Le semplificazioni sul piano del level design e le rigide restrizioni imposte alla crescita dei personaggi potrebbero, inoltre, infastidire i veterani dei vecchi dungeon crawler, abituati a meccaniche decisamente più ostiche e profonde.
70 (Jan 29, 2014)
Billige Zeichnungen, kaum Animationen, Monster als Wolken. Paper Sorcerer kann auch weder mit dem vertrackten Dungeonflair eines Legend of Grimrock noch mit der komplexen Gruppentaktik eines Etrian Odyssey mithalten. Von epischer Story ganz zu schweigen! Warum komme ich dann trotzdem nicht von diesem Spiel los? Vielleicht, weil es als Dungeon-Crawler eine Nische in der Beschränkung auf das Wesentliche findet: erkunden, kämpfen, rätseln, aufrüsten. Vielleicht, weil es mich augenzwinkernd in die 80er zurückbeamt. Je länger ich spiele, desto mehr schätze ich die verborgenen Stärken dieses verschrobenen Abenteuers. Das Artdesign lockt mit surrealen Winkeln, der Spielfluss profitiert von kompakten Verliesen, die Neugier wird von verschlossenen Türen und Geheimgängen befeuert. Glückwunsch an Jesse Gallagher, dem eine letztlich zu monotone, aber stilistisch markante Hommage an Klassiker wie Wizardry und Dungeon Master gelungen ist.
Diehard GameFan (Nov 06, 2013)
Paper Sorcerer is still a bit rough around the edges with bugs and glitches that are being cleaned up, but it’s a five dollar Wizardry clone that still looks, sound and plays better than a lot of big budget releases from this year. The game’s plot takes a page from Wizardry IV, although it’s thankfully nowhere as difficult and it’s fun to be the bad guy for a change. Take heed though, as the party you choose at the beginning of the game is the bulk of your team for much of the game, so choose wisely. I can’t empathize enough how impressed I am by Paper Sorcerer and how much fun it is to play. With a price tag of only FIVE DOLLARS, there’s no excuse not to download this and experience it for yourself.