Designed as an accessible take on the dungeon crawler, and loosely inspired by NES title Metal Max, MeiQ features a cast of cute girls, giant (and fully customisable) robots and some varied, interesting dungeons to explore.
Developer: Compile Heart, Idea Factory
Publisher: Idea Factory Internationa.
Available on: Vita
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MeiQ: Introduction and History - MeiQ follows the grand tradition of dungeon crawlers with appealing female leads. Let's look back at some classic examples, and how they led us to this Compile Heart title.
MeiQ: Girls and Guardians - MeiQ's mechanics differ from your average dungeon crawler through the distinction between the human characters and their mechanical "Guardians", making for satisfying and deep progression.
MeiQ: Building a Better Dungeon - A dungeon crawler lives or dies on its dungeon design. Good job that MeiQ has some really interesting and varied ones, then!
MeiQ: Narrative, Themes and Characterisation - Dungeon crawlers aren't historically associated with having strong narratives and characterisation... but I guess you never played a Compile Heart dungeon crawler, huh?
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