Here we have a game that originated in China that was shown at the Game Developer Conference. Juicy Realms appeared to show a lot of potential and when you got an acclaimed publisher like X.D. Network Inc. handling the game then there is a chance that it could be something pretty special. So let us take a look below to see if it is something juicy or will it be sour?
Publisher: X.D. Network Inc.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Release Date: 3 May 2018
CPU: Intel i3 / AMD Equivalent
VGA: Geforce GTX 880 / AMD Equivalent
RAM: 4 GB
HDD: 2 GB
Thanks to the publishers for the review code.
I am going to be honest and say that I am not a big fan of Rougelike games. A few of them have been pretty good and enjoyable to play but I can take them or leave them. So when a press release came into my inbox about Juicy Realms I just had to take a look at it and see what the fuss is about.
Juicy Realms is a top-down shooter where you must choose from a choice of four characters that will be tasked with taking on the intelligent plant life that is looking to take over at the top of the food chain. In order to fight and take back control as you progress deeper into the game you will find various weapons and resources for your camp.
The stages that you play through have plenty of variety. As you advance you will find yourself in forests, deserts and frozen tundra’s and each stage has five procedurally generated levels. In which you must fight the monsters and a level boss. You will also find yourself picking up food to top-up your health which is very welcomed after the fighting that you do.
As well as picking up food and stuff for your character you also get some good stuff for your camp as well. There are very resources that can be unlocked which even includes a random gun from a merchant. As I am not a fan of spoilers I won’t say what they could be, but you will find them quite different from anything else you have seen, this I promise you.
The visuals of the game are amazing. It is cartoony with the use of vibrant colours to give the eyes a treat. Another thing that amazed about this title is that the characters are very likeable and detail has even gone into how they express themselves. The sounds complete the atmosphere and the background music is also great and suits the game very well.
I don’t normally like rougelike games. There have been exceptions, but not many. Well I can say that Juicy Realms can be added to that list. I did enjoy it but due to my lack of experience in these types of games I did find it very difficult. I would recommend this title as it is very quirky and fun to play, either in solo or co-op mode. Fan or not of Rougelike games, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.