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Mini Review: Heroes of Hammerwatch – Ultimate Edition – A Rollicking Rogue-Lite, Best Enjoyed With Friends

Hammerwatch on steroids.

Back in 2017, Hammerwatch released on Switch, and we thought it was pretty darn good. It delivered accessible combat and progression that anybody could jump into whilst also catering to those who were after a bit more of a challenge. Heroes of Hammerwatch is set in the same universe, and sees you scale the Forsaken Spire, battling waves of creatures and gathering up loot with up to three online co-op partners. Its overall gameplay is very typical of the rogue-lite genre, but it’s implemented in a way that’s instantly appealing and gratifying.

What immediately stands out with Heroes of Hammerwatch is just how pretty it looks. The pixel art style might not be to everybody’s taste, but the game’s use of colour and special effects really raises the overall visual fidelity. Our jaws dropped to the floor the first time we ventured out into the world when it was snowing; it’s a wonderful example of a game that utilises a retro art style while simultaneously modernising it with spectacular flair. The only disappointment in terms of the graphics is that everything seems just a tad too small when playing in handheld mode or on Switch Lite; this is exacerbated when the action ramps up, causing a bit of a mish-mash of colours and pixels.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Hammerwatch on steroids.

Back in 2017, Hammerwatch released on Switch, and we thought it was pretty darn good. It delivered accessible combat and progression that anybody could jump into whilst also catering to those who were after a bit more of a challenge. Heroes of Hammerwatch is set in the same universe, and sees you scale the Forsaken Spire, battling waves of creatures and gathering up loot with up to three online co-op partners. Its overall gameplay is very typical of the rogue-lite genre, but it’s implemented in a way that’s instantly appealing and gratifying.

What immediately stands out with Heroes of Hammerwatch is just how pretty it looks. The pixel art style might not be to everybody’s taste, but the game’s use of colour and special effects really raises the overall visual fidelity. Our jaws dropped to the floor the first time we ventured out into the world when it was snowing; it’s a wonderful example of a game that utilises a retro art style while simultaneously modernising it with spectacular flair. The only disappointment in terms of the graphics is that everything seems just a tad too small when playing in handheld mode or on Switch Lite; this is exacerbated when the action ramps up, causing a bit of a mish-mash of colours and pixels.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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