Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Monolith by Team D-13. I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Monolith is a unique roguelike game that combines a dungeon crawler with a bullet hell style game. There’s no story to the game so the main focus is on gameplay. You control a space ship which you pilot through each floor of the dungeon, fighting enemies along the way.
Each dungeon is split into various rooms and each room is filled with unique enemies. Early levels feature floating skulls, cultists, ghosts and many others. The game has you face down tough bosses as well ranging from small moon’s to giant skeletons. The bosses you face are randomized but sometimes you’ll face the same one since each floor has their own specific bosses. In order to face the main boss of the dungeon you must first defeat a mini-boss which controls a seal on the boss room’s door.
As you explore the dungeon you’ll come upon various pick ups which can grant you more weapon ammo, health, money or an increased damage multiplier. There’s also a shop keeper that appears where you can purchase items as well.
The game also features a wide range of unique weapons to outfit your ship with. Each weapon has it’s own fire rate, fire type, and special effects. One weapon fires in a revolver-like fashion and is ice based so it slows down enemies.
There’s also a station in the game that allows you to acquire a unique ability as well. This can include teleporting while dashing, increased max health, and improved healing on weapon switching. There are a lot of them to discover and they improve your chances of defeating the boss for the area so it’s a good idea to seek them out.
Overall, Monolith is a pretty awesome roguelike/bullet hell game with a dungeon crawling twist. It’s a combination that you wouldn’t think would work at first sight but it does so flawlessly. The game is quite addicting and will definitely please fans of both bullet hell games and roguelikes. It’s also not as difficult as I thought it would be. If you play smart, get yourself a good weapon, a few upgrades and can dodge the bullets coming at you, you’ll defeat enemies with ease. Definitely one to check out, folks.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review folks, I’ll be back with my next one soon, until then, happy gaming!
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!