Heroes of Loot – Review
Anyone who has followed my reviews will know by now that I am a massive fan of pixel art games. So when OrangePixel release a game I get very excited. With Heroes of Loot they have lived up to my expectations. It’s a rogue like dungeon loot game in which whenever you die everything is reset apart from how difficult the dungeons are. OrangePixel is mainly just one dutch guy called Pascal Bestebroer. He spends his time making amazing games but sometimes has to call on help from a few of his friends.
When you start up the game you are greeted by 4 classes of heroes; an Elf, Warrior, Wizard and a Valkyrie. Much later on you can unlock a 5th hero who is a Barbarian. Each have different strengths and weaknesses to suit different styles of game play. If you’re new to rogue games stick with the warrior for a bit. Once you select which hero you want to go looting with you enter dungeon 1, a randomly generated area that could contain quests and secret areas. Quests are normally structured as: collect X amount of Y items, or kill X amount of Y monsters. These are pretty basic things that in the early stages will just happen naturally. The secret areas are rooms which are full to the brim of loot. Two things are for sure; it will have loot and monsters protecting that loot. Once you have killed and looted enough you will be rewarded with a dungeon key to progress to the next randomly generated area.
The aim of the game is to collect as much loot as possible and level up to take on bigger monsters with better loot. You can also spend your loot along the way on health, keys, shields and weapons that will greatly improve your chances of not dying and having to go back to dungeon 1.Even though the game never ends it does have a maximum difficulty of 5 (this is shown by an out of 5 coin display) adding bigger monsters and lots more of them, as well as making it harder to stay alive! A lot of the quests are timed making it increasingly harder to do quests in the set time frame. You will need to judge if the quest reward is worth dying for and most of the time the answer is no.
The game has 15 achievements which will keep you playing as they are worth a lot of XP. The game does have a global leaderboard but it’s not very well protected as all the top scores are just a joke. I really hope the dev fixes this as it makes me never check this area.
There is a free version of the game with adverts but you can also get the paid version for £1.58. So as you can try it for free there shouldn’t be anything stopping you!