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Across all dimensions, the only constant is Darkness! A procedurally generated RPG-roguelike journey across the multiverse! In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious darkness engulfs everything.
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014
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OWH Update Live! Patch Notes Within!

March 13th, 2014

Hi everyone!

We're overjoyed to see that One Way Heroics is so popular, and everyone is enjoying the game. We've been getting amazing feedback from all of you, and we wanted to deliver an update that would address some pressing issues.

As of this announcement, the new update is now live.

Below you'll find a short patch notes list.

- The Berserk skill's duration has been extended from 12 turns to 15 turns.

Adventurer's Journal
- Victory text for heroes that have saved the world has been changed from red to green for readability.

- Various localization adjustments have been made based on player feedback.

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About the Game

Across all dimensions, the only constant is Darkness! A procedurally generated RPG-roguelike journey across the multiverse!

In One Way Heroics, you take on the role of an intrepid adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious darkness engulfs everything.

Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement, attack and action you take, the darkness creeps ever closer. Forced to run right, you'll encounter any number of monsters, allies, thieves and shops on your desperate journey to stop the end of everything.

The good news is that you don't just have access to one world. You have access to all of them. Born with the mysterious power to travel to other dimensions, you can choose which dimension you wish to travel to in order to get to the Demon Lord.

Dimensions vary based on their name. One might be full of lush forest landscapes full of adorable animals and cunning thieves, while another might be full of corrupted hellscapes infested with demons. You might find likeminded heroes willing to journey with you, or you might meet no one and be forced to venture into the unknown alone.

Like a dimension you previously visited? Simply input the name at the Dimensional selection screen before you begin your journey. Want to try your luck with a random dimension? Type any word that pops into your head, and watch as One Way Heroics builds you a world based on the name you chose.

Infinite permutations. Infinite worlds. Infinite adventure.

*This game supports Cloud Saves for most system data including clear data and unlockables, however mid-game saves do not carry over.

System Requirements

    • OS: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 800x600 resolution or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
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267 of 294 people (91%) found this review helpful
110 products in account
2 reviews
15.2 hrs on record
I had already logged in about 70 hours before the Steam release, so let me say that, for a price this small, this is definitely a game worth checking out.

The game's big gimmick is that the world's slowly getting gobbled up from the left side, which means you gotta keep on going to the right, which adds an element of urgency since you gotta plan your moves ahead of time or you're getting screwed over. And with eight different classes to choose from, each actually requiring you to play differently (like, you wouldn't head in solo with a bard or keep your backside exposed with a hero) and a whole bunch of perks to apply and combine in whoknowshowmany ways, in addition with too many possible worlds to traverse and daily campaigns AND a bit of writing here and there that, while often rather generic, still has a couple bits that might make you go "oh, I didn't expect that" the first time you encounter them, you'll more likely than not spend a lot of time on this, provided you're into games experimenting with the roguelike concept.

Presentation wise, it's a bit eh, though that's more of a personal issue. The music got annoying very quickly, so I turned it off. And the character portraits look rather amateurish and sketchy, but you don't see them too much, so they're easy to skim over.

Still, if you got the cash to spare, give it a shot.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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267 of 312 people (86%) found this review helpful
36 products in account
11 reviews
46.6 hrs on record
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I put quite a few hours in on the game before it released on steam.

The game feels quite smooth so it took my brain some time to process the fact that this is a turn based game and play accordingly. Once I figured it out though, I really enjoyed myself. There are lots of unlockable classes, map modes, and difficulty levels. Plus the world is randomly generated so the game can be different every time. Since character stats and a limited number of items/weapons carry over between play throughs the game has good replay value and individual save slots add even more.

Initially I didn't like the darkness/forced scrolling mechanic but it grew on me as I played. With the darkness quickly following you, every action matters in combat and dungeon exploration so even though the game won’t move without you, there isn't much chance to catch your breath in these situations. There is a genuine fear of trying to open a chest only to get trapped by the darkness that nicely complements the regular fear of death by monster. The game is fun so despite bland visuals, if you watch game play with this information and it seems interesting or you enjoy rouge like games, then for well under $5 I can recommend Once Way Heroics.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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100 of 120 people (83%) found this review helpful
379 products in account
2 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
A Rogue-like with old school Japanese style. Despite it's cheap price there's a lot of replay value with its unlockable classes and "Dimension" (randomly generated worlds from their online server) select which you choose before setting off on your adventure. Gather equipment, healing items, upgrade items and even party members to become strong enough to defeat the Demon Lord.

Time is limited however, the screen will continuously scroll to the right and if you are caught in this "Darkness" you will die. This is not an open world RPG where you can take things slowly and explore, your destination is eastward and the game will happily remind you of that.

At the end of the Dimension (win or lose) you are graded and given Hero Points. Points can be spent to unlock additional classes or skills, called Perks, but also to expand your Vault. Your Vault allows you to transfer over items you have collected to a bank so that any new characters you make will have access to these items before beginning their level.

The game also comes with achievements and cards. For the asking price I couldn't recommend it enough!
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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56 of 67 people (84%) found this review helpful
320 products in account
6 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
Just started playing it not too long ago, but so far, you can't argue with the quality of the game for the price.

It's obscenely replayable, a lot of fun, and a great coffee break roguelike, especially with mid play saves available. There seem to be absolute tons of classes and perks, with a lot of strategy being offered after runs with "Hero Points" which allow you to expand your Dimensional Vault (to transfer powerful items between characters), unlock perks, and unlock classes.

It's certainly worth its price, almost no question about it. There are a few small problems with the game, such as there being no mouse support whatsoever. You can't click on anything, so you have to scroll using the keyboard.

It plays much more fluidly with a controller, so do yourself a favor and hook one up before starting the game. I guarantee you you'll have more fun that way.

It's only 3 bucks right now and 3.50 at full price! Go pick it up! Play it! Defeat the Demon Lord, hero!

UPDATE: Lately, I've been having a lot of crashing issues with the game, which is frustrating. I'm not sure if it's a change in my system or just a bug that presents itself a couple hours into the game. I'd likely say it's due to changes in my system, since I've seen no similar complaints in other reviews.

However, I just want to mention it just in case.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
789 products in account
3 reviews
25.7 hrs on record
Being a big fan of Anime, turn based RPG's and rogue-like games, I was very curious with One Way Heroics, having an accessible price, I decided to risk buying it and check it out, truth be told I'd never thought I'd love this game so much as I do, it completely caught me by surprise.

The mechanics are quite simple, you're forced to go eastwards in an 8 character string world (that is randomly generated each play-through) in order to avoid a mysterious mist that is covering the planet.

Each decision you take being a dialogue option, attacking, defending, healing, equipping and so on will be counted as a turn, each turn you do the mist will also do his in parallel so you'll have to make sure to not fall behind or your play-through will be over, so you'll have to have special attention to which decisions or paths you should take, sometimes you'll feel compelled to explore a dungeon and find new items but the mist can prove to be too risky since you'll always have that constant threat looming next to you.

You have different ways of ending one play-through depending of the difficulty and the game mode you're playing, you can achieve victory by killing the demon king, by reaching the end of the world, by killing a secret boss and so on, in order to spice it up the developers decided to make some random events, cities and quests to make the game more interesting and more unique in each play-through.

The game UI is quite simple and it does well its job, the game soundtracks are fun and memorable but they can get a bit repetitive after a while, the art style ain't phenomenal by any means but overall it has an interesting and unique presentation to it.

The game is very affordable and full of content, it has great replay value, so I'd like to recommend to all of you who is thinking about getting this underrated gem, you'll love it!
Posted: July 6th, 2014
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