Incryption is an extremely interesting game spanning several genres. It’s been unique enough to draw new players to the deck-building genre, but some of it’s genre-bending can be very confusing.
Spoiler Warning! After this point, there will be spoilers for Incryption Act 1 and what immediately follows.
After players have beaten Leshy and captured him in one of the cards, the game throws the player into a dark room. Up to this point, the room segments have all had a solution to their puzzles, but this one has a solution that almost no one expects.
To get out of the dark room in Inscryption, you need to quit to the main menu and start a new game. You don’t need to worry about losing your progress doing this, as it’ll immediately bring you to act 2 and carry over your save.
Honestly, I’m not sure how players are supposed to know how to do this without searching it. Let’s hope the developers come up with a more intuitive way to let people know what steps to take.
If you’re curious about what happens next, read on to find out what the game has in store.
How Long is Inscryption Act 2?
Inscryption Act 2 is the shortest part of the game, and will take between 2 and 4 hours to complete. The general consensus among fans is that Act 2 is the weakest and least fun part of the game, though many people still enjoy it.
The game quickly jumps from the video camera ARG to a retro-style RPG game with more involved card mechanics. If you’re one of the many people that dislike Act 2, keep pushing through it.
Try to collect the free cards laying around the map and always auto-build your deck. This section is more heavily RNG based than the previous one, so sometimes you just need to replay fights until you win them.
The second act really picks up after you’ve beaten Grimora, so don’t be discouraged if you lose a lot.
Does Incryption Go Back to 3D?
Fortunately for many players, Inscryption does go back to a 3D game in Act 3. It’s somewhat similar to Act 1 with its explorable room and puzzles, though the game never fully returns to the same roguelite style as Act 1.
Act 3 is a checkpoint based RPG, with a large area to explore similar to Act 2. The first part of Act 3 seems to be the hardest, but once you get past a few checkpoints it’ll become a lot easier.
Is Inscryption Replayable?
Since the game changes genre so often, it leaves people wondering is they can go back to Act 1, the reason nearly everyone bought the game. Incryption is absolutely replayable with the official update called Kaycee’s Mod, which is now available in Steam betas.
This allows you to replay Leshy’s cabin with changes and balances to make it a fully fledged roguelite game (without the escape room sections).
Everyone who loved Act 1 can now play a modified version of it as long as they’d like.