The main gameplay mechanics present in this game are pretty simplistic. You begin your adventure with nothing but your sword, a whip, and your cunning wits. Your journey will take your through a variety of environments scattered with deadly skeletons, treacherous traps, and conniving bosses. Now you aren’t really much to these devilish beings, you are just a mere thief. Your success comes from your ability to bait enemies and plan your attack wisely. Luckily for us all, a magical genie will happily share his graces for a small share of your treasure. Whether the sword just isn’t your style, or your armor is a little to weak, he might just have what you need. I really enjoy the shop design that was decided upon for this game. The items are all random and switch out from merchant to merchant. This provides the player with a variety of options and helps keep this title from getting repetitive. Nonetheless, I wish there was a way to purchase any item you wanted even if they had to increase the price due to the fact that early game seems to provide almost nothing worth purchasing.
Visually, City of Brass shines bright and expresses the Arabian Nights theme that they were striving for. Filled to the brims with traps and treasures alike, the breathtaking atmosphere provides some interesting scenery to traverse. The level layout has an amazing flow to it and the design really makes you plan your next move, you never know what is around that next turn. However, the soundtrack didn’t leave any impressions on me. Not saying that’s really a bad thing, it fit well with the rest of the game, but it was average at best. It takes nothing away from the experience, but, in my opinion, it really doesn’t add much either.
Overall, City of Brass is a cool game with some amazing qualities. The game is priced at $20, which may be a little pricy depending on how you go about it. While offering a load of content, it does get rather repetitive. If you are ready, grab your whip and fedora, I mean sword, we are going on an adventure.
*Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.
Final Score: 8.5/10
+Amazing Blessing/Burden System
-Can Get Repetitive