Detained in Hades
I’ve recently discovered that I love rogue like games!
Think I may have enjoyed them for a while, just never knew that I was enjoying them 🙂
But Hades is something different… so what works?
The progressive epic novel like story
It just keeps getting deeper, and richer!
The story builds in layers; per play, per encounters, per success.
Each increment of exploration expands another aspect of the narrative.
The plot delves deeper
Knowledge of Greek history, details of relationships between legendary beings expands
Characters that you learn to love!
Players control Zagreus, the son of Hades, as he attempts to escape from the Underworld to reach Mount Olympus, at times aided by gifts bestowed on him from the other Olympians. Each run challenges the player through a random series of rooms populated with enemies and rewards. The game has a hack and slash combat system; the player uses a combination of their main weapon attack, dash power, and magic ability to defeat them while avoiding damage to progress as far as possible. While Zagreus will often die, the player can use gained treasure to improve certain attributes or unlock new weapons and abilities to improve chances of escaping on subsequent runs.
For a bargain price at release I got in so many gaming hours until completion.
Crazy that on paper is seems like repetitive play, but it never seems a grind.
I really recommend Hades for a great short pick up and play session, where you feel like you’ve achieved something.