Game Informer’s Javy Gwaltney reviewed City of Brass, the Arabian Nights-inspired first-person rogue-lite adventure from the BioShock veterans at Uppercut Games, and enjoyed hunting treasure in the cursed city.
In his review, Javy explained how City of Brass takes notes from many of the traditional elements expected from the rogulike genre. Players should practice patience, learn from their deaths, or they’ll suffer from pride. He goes on to mention that City of the Brass “makes the most of its artistic inspirations,” as he enjoyed the Arabian Nights setting and style.
Javy ends with praise for Upperut Games, later noting he’ll be back again to revisit the haunted desert soon.
Uppercut Games’ first roguelite is a strong entry in the crowded rogue-lite genre thanks to its amusing, thievery-based brand of creativity.