Vertical Drop Heroes HD is an amazing Rogue-like platformer with progression ( upgrades ) .
no this is not a flash game.
It starts off, with normal spells and weapons and characters, but the more you play, the more upgrades you unlock and spells/weapons/traits.... etc.
With Singleplayer, Local (Splitscreen) and Online Coop.
A lot compared this to Rogue-legacy but you should understand they're wrong, they are not the same in gameplay, just in the aspects of upgrading the (Next) character after dying, to progress more into the game.
if i were to compare it, i would say its more like spelunky mixed with Maple story.
The game has a great level design and artwork, its really colorful and refreshing and somewhat addictive you just cant stop looking at it, i really love this style.
The game soundtracks are good the animations are great, the concept of the game is brilliant.
Randomized levels and characters and the ability to (Re-roll) to get a set of 3 other different characters to choose from,
Either ranged or melee + shield or a huge axe, and man more, each with a certain Ability, Skill, Trait, Weapon, Attributes, so the games price is very reasonable and a good deal.
A very huge selection of awesome Spells and abilities, From (Shadow = invisibility ) to Dragon summoning! You can summon a dragon to fight for you how awesome is that !, i really mean it a huge selection of spells to unlock.
The gameplay is basically on the game's title, you keep going down, and each level has a (SideTasks) that either gives you Exp or Gold or DMG or whatever, and asks to ( kill XX monsters or find secret item and other more ) they are fun to do and benefiting.
At the end of each level, you will find a Guardian which is basically a boss, need to kill it to progress to next level, At each level they get harder and harder.
you also have the ability to (start from level 2 .. 3 .. etc ) (Like spelunky) so you dont always have to restart from level 1.
With the more you progress in the game the harder the enemies get and the boss fights gets crazier!.
The Game is pretty challenging on its on way.
Make no mistakes the singleplayer is 100% done and perfect, and the multiplayer is basically 2 players adventure, or you can also Do a local SplitScreen.
"Note that this game has a very great replay value so its not a One gameplay thing."
Once you finish the game you can unlock NewGame+ (NG+) That has its leaderboard, and extremely harder than the original game and you get to keep your progress and upgrades.
If you are an Expert with platformers, it would take you 3 to 4 hours to finish this game, and to unlock all the abilities and upgrades another 10+ hours to add so thats really great.
The Good thing about Multiplayer is that the enemies are harder and gives more experience, so its harder to play with a friend which is good : ).
i LOVE gamemaker studio games they are simply amazing this is my 2nd most favorite game created in it, Valdis being my first, And i diffidently recommend this game to Rogue-like platformer player out there. 10/10
it is sad some voted this down because they heard its like rogue legacy and got disappointed.... so they felt mad and failed to see what a beautiful game it is on its own.