Review available in english.
I've loved and been addicting to this game since the very moment i started playing it 3 months ago or so.
It went better the more i learned about it.
As one may say it's "easy to play but hard to master", it's that kind of game.
It's a diablo-like with it's hack & slash gameplay, frenzy action, many ennemies assaulting our heroes but we can fight back with our hero skills and the powers of the 150+ relics we can find during a run, each one giving unique powers/bonuses.
Most classes are fun and balanced, the devs are still working actively on the balance part while being very close to the community's suggestions through steam forums.
Speaking about the steam forums, i was a player like any other just a few days ago but thanks to my dedication and because i asked them i became the moderator of the forums.
It is now more lively, more organized and the community is getting bigger and closer everyday.
It is a binding of isaac like in the way that our heroes fight in an arena closed by walls and entrances that monsters use to get to us.
Maps are way bigger than BoI, randomly generated for most of them.
The game with the 2 Dlcs contains 6 acts and each acts has got it's own maps themes and unique finall bosses.
it's a roguelike in the way maps are randomly generated, we can also find potions that either strenghten or weaken our hero, statues that has the same kind of effects.
There are more than 150 relics once one has the game + the two Dlcs, they are also randomly generated on maps and shops, making everyrun feeling different.
Many classes to pick in melee and ranged categories, one hero can go up to lvl 250 which requires lots of farming.
farming in this game doesn't feel like farming in some standard mmorpgs, you're not always fighting the same monsters the same way.
Randomness in finding potions, relics, statues really makes every game different but most of all read this:
One of the thing i prefer in this game is the feeling of power you can get during a run, starting from act I.
Even if you're a low level hero you will feel so powerfull once you have some relics with crazy effects.
This is true that you will feel Overpowered, i often felt overpowered.
Still you can die very quickly because some monsters' skills or traps on the map are OP too but that's fair.
They will one shot you or almost, it can happen in ealry difficulties but most likely in harder difficulties.
This is where "Skill" comes in, learn your opponents attacks, how to dodge it, how to fight it.
You'll still die and feel sad because once you're dead you lose all relics collected during the run but you'll have learned a new way to die and thus and new way to avoid death.
This is a die and retry game, much like Dark soul in a way.
There is a single player mode that is fun and stable, good for learning the ropes of the game before joining the...
This is where things get really fun for me, meeting people, playing with mates, communication and teamed killing spree are great.
Like in Diablo from which this game is inspired, the more players there are in a multiplayer game, the stronger ennemies get. It scales only on their HP and this is hard enough!
Multiplayer sessions are up to 4 players.
Servers are hosted by players and need a portforward to work, some people like me got it to work so it's fine and others just can't figure out how to get it working, wether they've done the router settings right or wrong.
Dedicated servers may arrive in the future if there is enough interest for it so join us and help us achieve this goal!
Actually there are not many servers but, as a host, i rarely have difficulties finding mates to play with especially now that i have friends with whom i play often.
Another game mode added recently is siege mode.
It's much like a tower defense mode.
You are in a small map and it never changes, continuous waves of ennemies attack you and your mates and you have to defend a base like in a Moba, this is a fun and hard mode on high difficulties.
It can be refreshing when one doesn't want to play the Classic adventure mode.
Speaking of the classic mode, a run through act 1 to Act 6 actually lasts about 3 hours, it depends on the player in singleplayer or the plaeyrs in multi of course.
Devs and the community are working together to make a full run shorter, the thing here is that it's not possible to save a run in multiplayer, it's only possible in single player.
To summarize, this game is:
-One where Devs actually listen to their players
-Rich in content, more will be added in the next months
-Community is getting bigger and is very friendly
-Tons of fun
-Tons of hours of farming, experimenting builds
-Tons of humour from the devs with bosses, relics, heroes' voice
-Still in a beta multiplayer, it's not bugfree but still enjoyable!
-Getting better every patch that comes out
-So much more!
If you're interested just buy the standard game at least, try and beat the single player campaign, get help from the forum community if you have questions and you'll probably have. There are also guides available.
When you'll be hooked by the game you'll have to buy the two Dlcs to enjoy the added relics and the two new acts ( V and VI) that adds replay value over an already great game!
Feel free to visit the forum if you have any questions prior to buying the game!
Grilvhor, Hero Siege fan and Steam Forum Moderator.