Quick Time Review: Insurmountable

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Posted July 12, 2021 by Jacqueline Juretus in Video Games

Developer: ByteRockers’ Games

Publishers: ByteRockers’ Games

Release Date: April 29th 2021

Available On: PC (reviewed), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Nintendo Switch

Insurmountable turns the rogue-like genre on its head by focusing more on strategy, exploration, and survival as opposed to combat. There is no outright combat in the game. The danger lies in the various perils of the mountain. It is deliberately slower paced, but that is not a bad thing. You choose between three classes: Adventurer, Scientist, or Journalist, each with their own set of skills, supplies, and reasons for scaling the mysterious mountains. There are three difficulty modes, but only the lowest (Normal) is unlocked at first. Each run has three stages or mountains, and each mountain has different routes with features such as “Unusual Phenomena” or “Rough Terrain.” The mountain is made up of hexagonal tiles which you click to move to, slowly getting higher and more dangerous. Tiles with symbols above them have special events where you make choices as to what to do. Events can either be beneficial or dangerous.

PROS:

  • Unique Concept
  • Easy and accessible controls
  • Gives good incentive to explore
  • Gains skills and unlocks with each run

CONS:

  • May be too slow for some
  • Some events get repetitive

Overall Score: 9/10

Well worth checking out, especially if looking for something different.


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Jacqueline Juretus