This review is very long, so skip to the conclusion if you're in a rush! Or you could read everything and know why I came to the conclusion I did.Hero Siege
is a fun and wonderfully built game with appealing visuals and appealing music. Unfortunately, not all audio is as stunning as the epic tunes are, because the few voices sound like they were done by a couple people using Audacity to skew their voices to sound like different people, and the sound effects sound like they were done out of the mouth. It's not at all as bad as I'm probably making it sound, but the quality of the sound is no reason at all why you should turn away this game anyways, and allow me to explain why.
This game has a steady and solid pace, magnificently enchanting to play at the speed it is, but of course you can change the difficulty. Starting out is the tough part, and even though you are taught mostly everything you should know, what you aren't taught is easily and quickly learned.
This game is interesting in many ways. Once you die, you keep your character and the progress you've had with the character, but not your gold or items. You can choose from a set of classes when creating your character. As far as I can tell, the only things that are effected by the class you choose are the sets of powers you can achieve and upgrade, and your starting attributes. I did not see anything on the class select screen that showed you what class does what. Even then, you can level up whatever powers and attributes you'd like, with their respective points you gain after every level, allowing for you to play however you'd like! A great system for a great game.
The maps aren't randomly generated, but the stuff inside them are. Once your epic journey is ended by a skeleton or a clay statue shooting beams at you, or a daring and death defying skid across spikes went awry, you'll know exactly what you've done wrong, and even though it was unfortunate and you'll have to start again from the beginning, you'll still be having fun. You'll be stronger this time around, since you keep your levels, and you'll easily be able to plow through the old enemies again, you'll quickly be where you were interrupted by death.In Conclusion
In the 1.3 hours that I've had with this game so far (as says the steam window), I've had epic and bloody fights with a colossal eyeball, a mummified corpse with undying gaze, and some plain old rats, which still did not cease to be entertaining, for they all ended in a gory explosion of ribcages and blood scattered across my screen. Even when I died I knew exactly what I did wrong, and I made sure to fix my mistakes next time I got around to where I was.Pros:
+ Appealing graphics
+ Gameplay that could make Chuck Norris himself shed a tear, but only one because he's Chuck Norris.
+ Very quick to learn
+ Pick it up and play if you just want a quick game, just be sure not to get too involved or you'll be here for hours.
+ Plenty of new monsters and items you'll be just finding out about even hours into the game.
+ A lot of classes to pick from
+ Most of the hats are references to games (Master Chief helmet, Payday mask, Minecraft head, Pyramid Head, Altair Hood)
+ Simple yet complex
+ Epic tunes
+ There's a frog hat
+ BUY THE GAME DUDE
+ Fun gameplay
+ Frog hatSide notes
* Not sure how to get the gems/crystals to customize your character other than the random drop in game, which believe me, is not often. You start with 750 or so.
* I saw a "redeem code" option in the settings menu. Not sure what the deal is with that.
* The game has it's own font, which is super cool.Cons
- Some of the audio's a bit "odd".
- Have to make the trek back from where you died if you die, no matter how long it is, which can get tedious even if you one shot enemies
- No character creation, just classesBuy
this game. I was so surprised to see this magnificent game for only $5.99. I'm sure you'll hear this a lot, but trust me, this is the most true time you'll hear it: Buy this game, it's worth every penny. This is coming from a kid
job, it's the best purchase you'll have ever made on steam. Trust me. If you don't buy this game the next time it's on sale, then I'd be disappointed in you.
Just screenshots from the game aren't enough to do it justice, see the game in action, buy it yourself. tenouttaten!