heroes-of-loot
Metacritic (PC): N/A
Metacritic (iOS): 84/100
Metacritic (PS): 76/100
Release: Sep 2013
Reviewed on: PC

Heroes of Loot

Site Score
8.0
Good: Lovely pixel style – Co-op game mode
Bad: Best played on non-computer platforms – No end makes for lack of concrete goals
User Score
8.8
(4 votes)
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Heroes of Loot plays like a classic dungeon crawler but mixes in light RPG, roguelike, multiplayer and pixel graphics into the mix. With the large range of platforms available Heroes of Loot is as flexible as it is fun.

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In each dungeon crawling attempt players will start by selecting one of the four available characters which fill the usual archetypes. Each has a ranking for strength (damage), magic ability and experience growth rate. On the one hand you have the Elf who offers range and speed while offering decent experience growth and magic. Similarly the Wizard offers a comparable range in their attacks but has the upper hand in magical endeavours.

Alternatively the Valkyrie serves as a secondary magical user although she trades attack power for experience growth. Finally for those that want to get close and personal with enemies is the warrior, opting for average experience gain and poor magic but deadly damage.

Once you’ve selected your ideal fighter the game quickly throws you right into the combat which involves a randomised dungeon layout packed of various monster types. It’s often more horde orientated than powerful single units although they do surface from time to time. Heroes each have a single primary attack which is paired with a powerful ability which comes at the cost of your limited mana pool.

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Your primary objective in all this killing though is to delve deeper and deeper with your character which is easier said than done with permanent death as a central mechanic. Heroes of Loot does a good job at keeping each reset from being tedious though my mixing in additional objectives, different dungeon layouts, secret shops and various item loot.

The addition of a two player co-operative mode is the final tick of approval for Heroes of Loot and while it won’t hold your attention for a long time the 10 to 20 minute bursts of gameplay are spectacular.

Summary:

  • Dungeon crawler meets roguelike and pixels.
  • Four different characters to unlock with an additional secret one for some platforms.
  • Join a friend in co-operative mode.
  • Horde based enemies ensures plenty of pixel explosions around each corner.
  • Take on additional objectives for bonus experience or loot.

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Heroes of Loot, 8.8 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
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