Chaz at Twinfinite writes,
With so much buzz around “retro” games lately, it’s tough to know which ones get it right and which ones fall short. Taking the idea to the extreme, SanctuaryRPG released in April 2014 to a good reception. Entirely rendered in text and ASCII art, this charming and difficult adventure RPG won the hearts of the internet with its slick design, minimalist appeal, and depth. Building on this critical success, Black Shell Games has brought the much-improved SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition to Steam, rounding out an already-impressive title with an avalanche of new content. What brought the success of the first release, and how does this new take on the formula stand up nearly a year after the initial release?