One Step From Eden is easily one of the highlights of this year for the mixture of deck-building and fast-paced action, plus it's now available on DRM-free store GOG.
Developed to fill a void in the developers heart for more games like Megaman Battle Network, so back in 2016 Thomas Moon Kang set to work and it released back in March. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it, and since release it has gained multiple updates to fix up balance issues and deal with some of the more chaotic moments during the battles.
- Genre-Bending - Experience a blend of strategy and real-time action. Build your deck and fight through bullet hell as you make your way to Eden.
- Comprehensive Deckbuilding - Customize your deck and play style with 200+ spells and 100+ game-changing items.
- Varied Gameplay - A cast of 9 playable characters across procedurally generated levels with alternate runs ensures you’ll never experience the same situation or outcome twice.
- Play with Friends - Fight your way to Eden in local co-op or in PvP.
Since my original post on it, I've put in a bit more time and play through a bunch of the co-op and continue to recommend it if you can keep up with the speed. Thanks to the post-released updates, some sections are a bit more manageable. Absolutely fun though, by yourself or with another. Trying out different combinations has been fantastic due to the hundreds of cards available.