I was given a PS4 code which I played on my PS5. Code from Press Engine @press_engine on behalf of Publisher Klabater @klabater Developer Louis Rigaud @Louisrigaud_
This is released in the UK on 2/3/2023 and in the UK is priced at £11.99.
Iris and the Giant is a fusion of a collectible card game with RPG and Roguelike elements.
- Tactical Battles – Face monsters in fights mixing CCG mechanics with RPG and Roguelike elements.
- Deckbuilding – Build a deck as you progress, choose the best options for your long-term strategy out of a wide variety of cards.
- Deep Customization – The game is packed with 51 cards and choices in how to specialize your character, your deck, your playstyle.
- A Touching Adventure – Alot of care was put into a compelling, emotive story.
- A Progressive Difficulty Curve – Makes the game accessible to all, but offers a challenge to even the most hardened of players.
Story is cool and interesting.
Enemies are cool as all have own look and all have own abilities like shielding enemies or being resistant to magic attacks and more.
Cards are very cool as all have own look and nice art style to them and all have own uses like the battle axe that destroys the first line of enemies and many more.
Pretty art style and very detailed levels and cards and more.
Nice for beginners to the roguelite genre as easy to pick up and play not to complex.
Nice upgrade list to suit own playstyle and can respec if you want to try new builds.
Companions are cool as offer alot of bonuses and can swap them and have to do challenges to unlock them which adds a new challenge.
Alot of content for £11.99, has cool story, cards, monsters and a detailed art style.
Can be grindy as the live, die mechanic in order to progress can be frustrating as feels like you are meant to fail sometimes.
Can be annoying as has random card drops/pulls can cause you to fail and is frustrating as can be having a good run then suddenly get bad cards and feels like you hit a wall.
I GIVE THIS GAME A SCORE OF 8/10
Overall for £11.99, has cool story, cards, enemies, cool companions and alot of replay ability. However is grindy as have to die in order to get stronger which can be annoying and has random card drops/pull which sometimes it drops wrong cards forcing you to fail the run.
PROS * Story is cool and interesting. * Enemies cool own look, abilities. * Cards cool own look and uses. * Pretty art style and detailed. * Nice for beginners to roguelite genre. * Nice upgrade list to suit own playstyle. * Companions cool offer alot of bonuses. * Alot of content for £11.99, has cool story, cards, monsters.
CONS * Can be grindy as live, die mechanic in order to progress. * Can be annoying as has random card drops can cause you to fail and frustrate.
Here is video footage from my videos of me playing this on my PS5 then uploading to my YouTube channel link below.