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If you have followed our site for a while you would know that we absolutely love indie games, and that we are all old gamers that came up during the 80s and when we get the joy of reviewing a game that not only is indie but also is an homage to games we grew up with, then we are all over it and everything else has to take a back-seat, as is with the case of this gem of a game that you need to get called Heroes of Loot by OrangePixel, and here is the reason why.
First things first, just watch this trailer...
Now, the game is made by a single man, (except for the music) and that usually frightens some gamers simply because they only know the AAA titles and the hundreds of developers needed to make those type of games, and sadly these type of gamers will probably miss out on games like Heroes of Loot, but for you who are currently reading this review, you are so lucky you don’t even know it yet but by the end of this review you would want to play Heroes of Loot.
Heroes of Loot is best described in the words of the man who created the game so here you go:
“This has maybe been my biggest challenge ever: completing a rogue-like the way I like to play them. After every platform game or shooter I did in the last 8 years, I always started a rogue-like or dungeon-crawler type game.. but never got a satisfying experience out of all those prototypes..
Now I did and it’s called - Heroes of Loot ! and it’s one of my proudest moments!”
And he really do have a reason to be proud because HoL has been keeping me from writing a few other reviews as of late because we got the review build for the PC as well as the iOS so whenever I was at the computer supposed to be writing reviews or news the HoL build was just sitting there, teasing me, calling me, just one more try, just one more. So I caved in like the shallow old school gamer that I am and 2 hours later there was no reviews written and no news up on the site...
When you first start playing the game you get to choose a character class which are ranged between warrior, elf, wizard and Valkyrie all with different strengths and abilities. Once you have found the class you want to play as you are placed into a random dungeon and the difficulty level is easy. Once you progress through the game the difficulty level increases so you don’t choose the difficulty level right off the start but the game eases you into it which is a nice touch.
So you set out to beat your high-score, get to a higher levelled dungeon and gather that delicious loot, that is it. So simple and yet so incredible addictive. It is one of those games where you think you are doing really good and that you might be somewhat overpowered and 4 seconds later your character is dead and you have to start over. Now by this stage you might get put off by the fact that I wrote that you need to start the game over every time you die but you don’t understand, it is incredible addictive!! You will want to go back in, you want to beat your last high score, the gameplay is so pick up and play and so much fun you wont even get frustrated, at least I didn’t and I tend to get easily frustrated, you should see me play Dark Souls...
The controls are easy, as the PC controls your character up, down, left, right with the arrow keys and you shoot by either tapping or holding down the action key and that is it. You can also hook up a controller and play the game that way which in my mind was my favourite way. The iOS version have those virtual tumbsticks things that might take a little longer to get behind and might feel a bit unsteady at first but after a few minutes I got further on the iOS than I did on the PC so just stick with it and it will become second nature in no time. The character also auto aims which means it will shoot towards the closest enemy in line which helps a lot when the game turns somewhat into a “bullet hell” type of game as you progress.
However there are some parts of the game where you are stuck going down tiny corridors where some of the enemies can hit you through walls and that some of the moving walls you encounter are easy to get stuck in and loose a lot of health without really messing up since you can walk through them but this might as well be fixed in a upcoming patch. Also let us not forget that there is a single man working on this game and with that few bugs I don't feel this game deserves a retraction from the overall score.
And besides those small hiccups there really isn’t much negative to say about this game really. The character you choose automatically levels up as you gather XP by killing enemies or picking up random side quests. Loot, loot and more loot, spend the money you get from finding and collecting loot on random items in the random shops located around the map like shields, potions etc.
If you like time wasters, games where you have a few minutes or hours to spare and just want to jump quickly into something and be entertained for that period of time than you should get Heroes of Loot. And there really isn’t a reason not to seeing as the game is available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac and Ouya. So if you are interested in what you read so far check out the links below for more information on this game and please support the developer if possible.
You can download a free demo with a limited amount of levels to make sure the game runs on your system. If the demo runs, the full game will run, it’s that simple.
Buy The Game
ios App store: - https://itunes.apple.com/app/heroes-of-loot/id688743207
Ouya version available on Ouya store
PC and Mac version available : http://www.heroesofloot.com
Heroes of Loot website: http://www.heroesofloot.com
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