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Necropolis’ roguelike adventuring will kill you not-at-all softly

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Platform: PC reviewed , XB1, PS4

Release Date: July 12, 2016 for PC; "summer" for consoles

ESRB Rating: M for Mature

On paper, the pitch for dungeon-delving video game Necropolis sounds pretty off-putting: a roguelike, permadeath-loaded spin on Dark Souls, in which friends can inadvertently kill each other when they team up in co-op.

Harebrained Schemes' first foray into the roguelike genre relies on a few too many random-content-generation tropes that don't all lend themselves well to an action-RPG that revolves around giant dungeons, heavy swords, and surprise monster attacks.

These baddies have a spinning electricity attack, and it's not fun to deal with.

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