Metroplex Zero

Metroplex Zero

In 2280, Eurasica is ruled by cutthroat hyper-capitalist megacorporations. Only you can thwart ZantoCorp’s attempts to reestablish a dark tyranny. Metroplex Zero brings a new take on roguelike deckbuilding with it’s party-based RPG-style combat.

Visit powerful locations

To resist capitalistic tyranny, you’ll need to power up. Choose your route carefully, different locations give different benefits; upgrade your champion, recruit powerful units, upgrade cards, gain passive bonuses or duplicate any card in your deck.

Strategize to fit your playstyle

With five heroes to choose from, each has its own unique and surprising gameplay. Before each battle, scout your enemies and pick the ideal 36 cards to take on your foes. You are never forced to bring any card you don’t like into battle. During your run you will be able to acquire new cards, equipment, and augments. You can get special surgical implants, level up your heroes, and manipulate corporations into giving you very nice shopping discounts.

No playthrough is ever the same

You’ll never play the same deck twice!

  • Over 250 different cards, allowing for a blend of various playstyles and builds

  • Over 70 unique game-changing augments

  • 5 heroes each with very different gameplay

  • Level up your heroes multiple times in every run

  • Choose your own level up perks every time you gain enough XP

  • More than 20 unique random events

  • Over 30 different enemies

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Metroplex Zero on Steam

Cards of the Dead

Cards of the Dead

At first the game felt fine…and then it becomes clear that the only way you can progress is by brute-forcing it. There’s no strategy, there’s no cleverly using character abilities. It’s just sheer dumb luck and the deck is massively stacked against you. It didn’t become apparent until after the 2 hour mark, and the second story is absolutely infuriating in how badly it is designed in regards to gameplay. REQUIRING SERUM TO USE A GUN THAT YOU HAND OUT LIKE CANDY IS BAD WHEN YOU HAVE TO USE THAT TO SURVIVE.

Real player with 9.9 hrs in game

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The rules are simple, survive.

That being said, the game is really difficult. But, there’s pretty frequent auto-saves to help you along. If you enjoy RPG’s and are willing to play a card-game variant, give it a go. I’ve enjoyed it so far.

After an additional 5 hours, I can say that the game is still difficult. It’s a lot of trial and error, which I can appreciate as you’re really learning how to play as you go. I’ve just beaten the game and am only missing the 100% completion achievements, so that’s probably another hour or so, but overall, the game’s decently short. Personally, I’d recommend the game as it’s priced, especially for all those that love Indie games, but on sale, it’s definitely worth it!

Real player with 6.4 hrs in game

Cards of the Dead on Steam

Spirit Clash

Spirit Clash

Possibly one of the most confusing card games in the world with no tutorial, there’s no music, and you have to make an account with the game.

Real player with 0.1 hrs in game

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Interface very confusing, cards very confusing, but the cards looks cool. They’ve got a lot of work to do still :)

Real player with 0.1 hrs in game

Spirit Clash on Steam

Vesper: Ether Saga - Episode 1

Vesper: Ether Saga - Episode 1

  • Try the demo:

Vesper, the name of the heroine

A combat system combining role-playing, card games and strategy games.

  • Role playing game

Start with the heroine Vesper and win new allied units with unique abilities. Level up your characters, unlock new skills (active and passive abilities), and improve them …

Objectives to be fulfilled, gain experience … Results at the end of the fight!

  • Card Game

There are 3 types of cards

Unit Cards - Summon your allies into battle by exchanging Ether Crystals.

Action cards - the abilities specific to your heroes.

Arcane Cards - Collectible cards that will give you various bonuses!

  • Strategy game

Unleash your ULTIMA

Plan your own strategic moves to face your enemies, using the range of diverse combat units available. Keep moving to avoid certain enemy attacks. The layout of your units is important. For example, short-range physical attacks will have more effect on the front line. But beware, this rule can also be used by your enemies.

Comics/game: An original story based on a new series of comics

The entire comic will be readable in the game, not in the usual comic format but in a version suitable for reading on screen! These cut-scenes will punctuate the series of completed missions.

An episodic game

The game and the comic book tell the same story: Episode 1 in the game is the same story as Volume 1 of the comic book. As each future episode is released, you can resume your game from where you last saved to continue the adventure with the content that you have already won!

Explore the universe of Etheria

As the story progresses, you will unlock areas on the world map. Each location will offer a number of missions to complete in different difficulty modes.

Physical DPS, capable of melee attacks (sword and spear) and precise aiming range (dagger and wheelblade). Her abilities are all of the darkness element.

Full Tank, his abilities can grab the attention of enemies and defend your characters.

More versatile, both tank and physical DPS, Lubikai is a leader, able to call on his fellow sorajis for reinforcement.

& More to come…

This episode will have 8-10 playable characters. In addition to the heroes, you can also have basic units to help you in combat.

Face a multitude of enemies, exploit their weaknesses and adapt your tactics to beat them all!

Some of them may be called in as reinforcements in combat (under certain conditions) but will not be controllable.

A floating world that surrounds the crystal tree

“All is one”. Three words to create a universe.

If all is one, then you are not external to the universe; you are the universe.

From this belief was born the world of Etheria; the crystal world tree that breathes soul into matter.

In a body on loan for a limited time, life seeks itself and raises its consciousness by going beyond its limits.

When the moment of death comes, the world is not the same as it was before. Just like the soul that returns to Etheria is not the same. Infinite, eternal, in perpetual change. Without change, there would be no life.

Soul, conscience, spirit … Whatever name you give it, don’t get lost. Charged with its experiences, it transforms the universe.

The part of the world you’ll explore in episode 1

All souls return where they came from: ETHERIA, the crystal tree.

The siege of Valestiel

Vesper, nicknamed “Amazon of the Knights of Nyx”, is a courageous and determined young woman, able to wield ethereal magic. She provides services to Prince Crimson Nyx. They fight together for the kingdom of Sylvaestris, in a war that has lasted for several years against the Soraji nomads.

Vesper & Crimson

But the dark forces from Vesper attract the attention of Ekklesia. This almighty religious institution will call upon Redgrave, a ruthless inquisitor of the Aurora Crux …

Vesper: Ether Saga - Episode 1 on Steam



Wanted to hold off reviewing it until I beat +15. If you’re looking for a new deckbuilder, I’d recommend this one. I’ve played Slay the Spire, Monster Train, and a few others, and this one really made me want to thoroughly complete it. There is enough variety and unique combinations that really makes each run fun and challenging. It’s not perfect (I’ll talk about that below), but it’s worth the coin.


*Gem system adds a fun element that makes some not so useful cards viable.

*The large deck angle adds more ways to build around bad cards.

Real player with 150.8 hrs in game

I unfortunately can’t leave a positive review. I am a linux user. Before buying this game, I checked and saw that the game worked fine with steam compatilibity tools, so I bought it. The game was working perfectly. Then they added an update, which added some random visual bugs (slightly annoying but nothing major) as well as some random game crashes (around once every 1h30 of play for me, but since I’m slow and runs were about 2h30 that was quite annoying). Then the last major update hit, claiming some bugfixes. Cool. I do not experience any bug anymore since my game doesn’t even launch anymore. I’ve tried switching the compatilibity modes, proton versions…etc… to no avail, the game doesn’t launch anymore.

Real player with 103.6 hrs in game

Roguebook on Steam

Brave’s Rage

Brave’s Rage

“Brave’s Rage” is a challenging real-time strategy card game. You can build your own unique deck and team, flexibly use bullet time and perfect defense mechanism, defeat the enemy elegantly and efficiently, and explore the truth behind the princess kidnapping!


Once upon a day , an evil dragon came to Aim kingdom and took the princess away. King managed to rescue the princess by assembling groups of braves, but many of them never came back. With this opportunity , Forces were going to start something again , even Devils and Old ones were involved.


  • Classic DBG game with new flavor

You can build your card deck during the game ,and you can also have up to 3 braves of different classes, which is ,double building with card and braves, double the fun!

  • Real-time strategy

You can act whenever you want , and good timing can bring great advantages, such as perfect defending (just like soul-like games).

  • lock-free skill function

You can avoid damage by moving when use cards, and also can hit multiple targets while enemy moves together. This will give you new experience that is totally different from classic card games.

  • Brave’s growth

Up to 10 different classes of braves , each class has its unique talent tree, and while braves upgrade, they will get a new skill from skill pool. This will challenge your statics, good luck!

  • Events and Enemies

You will encounter various of events and different kind of enemies during the adventure, and each new round of game is new experience. Choose your braves and cards wisely.

Brave's Rage on Steam

Little Town Hero

Little Town Hero

Little Town Hero is Game Freak’s recent outing from-

Oh? You didn’t want me to hear me talk about this game? You want me to talk about Pokemon? Can that wait until the end please? Thank you.

Little Town Hero is Game Freak’s recent outing from their “Gear Project” system. Mixing the strategy from both card and board games, Little Town Hero offers a very unique RPG experience. Even as someone who loves the game on the Switch, I can only recommend it with caution because of the battle system. If you’re into card and board games that’s long and has loads of strategy, then you can jump right in, otherwise stay away from it. The lack of a free demo doesn’t help either because this is a game that sorely needed it. As of this writing there’s an issue with the pricing for certain regions, so don’t spend over 30 bucks for this until this is fixed. I even feel that the price is really steep, topping on this being a divisive title is a gamble.

Real player with 25.1 hrs in game

Its such a wonderful game to play! In terms of other reviews issues I haven’t really ran into them aside from the intro being unskippable and start on a small screen but, fixable with options in the main menu. I love the music and mechanics of little town hero and the amount strategy needed when playing in hard mode!

Real player with 22.2 hrs in game

Little Town Hero on Steam

Sid Classic

Sid Classic

I’ve played sidstory for a long time back when sidstory was a mobile game. It was honestly my favorite game on the platform by far, and is basically a perfection of the gacha genre. There’s a huge amount of sidians in the game, and the game encourages collecting a lot of sidians because of the shifting bonus multipliers. You can get a lot as an F2P player, and I met several friends through my circle back in the mobile days.

Honestly, just seeing this game come back made 2020 for me, take that as you will if you’ve never played it before.

Real player with 4088.0 hrs in game

I’ve been a fan of Sid Story since it was first a mobile game in 2015. Recently it got shut down due to some disagreements with the mobile company, I think. Either way, it is back on PC only for now until they get the rights back to put it on mobile. So, basically, this is a typical gacha game but on your PC, formatted for mobile and a bit awkward on screen.

The gameplay isn’t the greatest, I remember when I introduced people to the game when it was on mobile that “it sucks, but it’s good.” Simple gameplay but oddly addictive. They give you enough new cards to get somewhat easily so you don’t feel like you’re getting too much or not getting enough. The art is amazing and when it was on mobile new cards were being made constantly. There is also competitive circle rankings and mileage events which all provide great benefits. The mobile game also had a PVP element that was in beta but is not currently in this version.

Real player with 2396.5 hrs in game

Sid Classic on Steam

The Magister

The Magister

I really liked this game (after I completed it for all difficulties,

I updated my review).

Basically you are the magister/witcher and you are sent to a city

to investigate the murder. The game consists of four parts:

  1. investigation of the murder (procedural puzzle)

  2. tactical fighting with enemies (simplified heroes 3)

  3. deck-building for diplomacy (simplified ascension)

  4. leveling/customizing your heroe to be able to solve all challenges (see 1, 2, 3)

From my point of view it has followin strong areas:

Real player with 118.8 hrs in game

Like the investigation games of the 90s…

This game reminds me of Grim Fandango and The Secret of Monkey Island from the 90s. It basically involves you running all over the place (from location to location), whilst trying to solve a mystery. You also occasionally encounter enemies that you have to battle, and the battles are your typical TRPG grid-based battles, but you use a card mechanic similar to Slay the Spire.

Pros: #1. TRPG fans will like the combat

#2. You don’t always HAVE to fight… most of the times you can talk it out

Real player with 52.8 hrs in game

The Magister on Steam



Superbly fun game to play and kill time, the attacks and deck building aspects are pretty smooth and simple.

  • Its a rather short play time for a game (as most sokpop titles should be in spirit) and I would absolutely love to see some kind of expansion on this game. It is a far fetched idea but it’s unlike any deck builder I’ve ever played.

Would highly recommend :^)

Real player with 8.3 hrs in game

Toverblade is honestly one of the most addicting little games I’ve ever played. It’s a game where you move around the board to deliver attacks to your wonderfully diverse enemies. Collecting all the different types of attacks as cards, and leveling up your little hero is such a rewarding and fun premise that if either you’re getting this on steam for 6$ or getting it as apart of your sokpop patreon subscription like I did, this game is well worth the time.

Real player with 6.5 hrs in game

Toverblade on Steam