Loop Hero Review ; Loop Hero is a fascinating and unique mix of genres. A new Rogue-like experience, fun and deep strategy environment.
Developed by Four Quarters and published by Devolver Digital , Loop Hero is a fascinating example of the unique game genre possible where developers boldly blend genres and mechanics. Located on the ground of nihilism and hope at the end of a destroyed world, Loop Hero does it really well, especially if players want to challenge their brains in a different way. Not much has changed since Loop Hero’s early access, and the basic mechanics remain fun, but it’s clear that the full version has added a ton of polish that makes the Loop Hero even better.
Loop Hero Review
Loop Hero Many Strategies That Can Go Any Way
Our character wanders a course of his own accord, fighting the monsters that appear on the road at the beginning of each game day. Enemies drop items and more importantly cards. Cards can be placed on the map to add buffs and debuffs, craft new enemies and treasure chests, add healing, and make other map-wide changes. These cards are drawn from a deck that players can rebuild in their base, so a lot of strategy awaits you that can go into every aspect of the Loop Hero.
Other new roguelike games like Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos may suffer from bugs, but Loop Hero manages a set of mechanics without any apparent glitch, ensuring players are free to plan and play their content. Building a village to support each journey is also satisfactorily deep, providing a good sense of progress even if the base game depended on wandering endless roads.
A Story in a Shattered World
In terms of story, Loop Hero follows the adventures of a lost hero in a shattered world. After a Lich and some powers have already defeated the powers of good and destroyed everything, the protagonist, who is involved in the events, travels through an endless cycle and tries to rebuild the world he knows one piece at a time. Along the way, there are other friendly and hostile characters who discuss the nature of rebuilding a world that is both good and bad. It’s not the deepest story I’ve ever seen, but it’s engaging enough to make it fun to look forward to new encounters.
A Modern Aesthetic Using Pixel Art
Aesthetically, Loop Hero manages to evoke nostalgia with its pixel art and creates a feel similar to the best NES Castlevania games. The changing appearance of the loop as more cards are played is quite satisfying, the simple graphics of the hero and enemies are instantly recognizable on the map, and close-up portraits of the characters are perfectly detailed.
The music and sound effects are also very nice, there are music that completes the cycle, which is soft but still energetic. Overall, Loop Hero’s aesthetics go a long way in getting a feel for the basic gameplay cycle. The hero feels like he’s wandering through the exploded wastelands of a shattered world.
Loop Hero manages to do something really interesting with its core mechanics. The wandering loop game forces players to weigh the pros and cons of another study, the pros and cons of each card placement, and the pros and cons of different equipment. Players have a lot to consider, and developing optimal strategies for each cycle reflects the fun and tactical gameplay mechanics quite well.
Loop Hero is truly the only game of its kind. Blending irregular elements with home base construction and automatic combat feels like a useless combination, but Loop Hero brings it out with great style. It may not be for everyone, but I think the basic game is fun. It forces you to make important decisions and forces players to play again and again for more. If you are one of those who love the Rogue-Like genre, a unique game awaits you. A production that we recommend to those who love the genre, and not to those who will begin the genre.