One Step from Eden: The Review
I would call it a bullet hell Deck building game. It plays like a bullet hell, with the added effects of something like Slay the Spire.
One Step from Eden is a hidden gem that I have never heard about until it hit humble bundle for this month. I was quite disappointed with the December 2020 bundle, but then I found this gem. I would call it a bullet hell Deck building game. It plays like a bullet hell, with the added effects of something like Slay the Spire.
The core gameplay loop is to progress through the end by winning your battles. Each time you win a battle you can pick up a new spell card. You fight in a 4x4 grind, and you can move 1 square at a time. You spells may hit in a 2x2 grid or a single tile. It may be melee, or ranged. There are tons of different spells that you can use. You start with one character available, and when you beat a boss on level 3 you will unlock them.
The game is extremely fast paced, and if you're anything like me when it comes to these kind of games... It's extremely hard! I highly recommend using a controller over mouse and keyboard. I found that to be a lot more comfortable. In fact I own it on Steam, but I use Rainway to cast it to my Apple TV, and use a controller there. It makes the movement a-lot more fluid, and the controls just make more sense to me.
There are so many different spells in this game, and mixed with the different characters you have tons of options. I have no idea what I'm doing so I'm constantly trying to find a new strategy. Lots of testing to see what works, and what doesn't.
If you have Humble Bundle you should pick this game up. It's currently in the 2020 December bundle. If not, watch some gameplay videos on it. I don't think this game is for everyone due to how difficult it really is. With that said I absolutely love the game. I really didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I do.