Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition Logo
Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition Icon
Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition

Developer: Crackshell

Publisher: BlitWorks

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1 - 4
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • This is a title that has me feeling a bit torn. On the plus side anyone familiar with the likes of the classic Gauntlet series will no doubt immediately grasp the play experience, which is a very arcade-y action RPG core, with you hunting through dungeons and trying to grab all the loot you can before meeting your demise at the hands of varied monsters and lethal traps. On a positive note this edition also has a major leg up on its predecessor since it offers a load of content, which should lead to many more hours of enjoyment either solo, or hooking up with others online (for now there's no local option). Your class options do have some diversity to them, especially depending on the upgrade paths you choose, and that should also provide more incentive to attack the game more than once. All of that said, to me there’s something a bit encumbered about the experience and pacing when you get back to town and I wish it could have been a bit more streamlined to get me into the action quicker and staying in it a bit longer. If you’re down for steady-but-grindy level-building fun this is a great and fairly-priced option in terms of content, but given the competitors in the space I’m not sure it clearly stands out at the top of the pack either since it doesn’t really embrace either classic arcade simplicity or satisfyingly-deep systems, instead scouting out a more muddled and generic middle ground.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.1]

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