Here’s the second game to be released following it was released at the Riot Forge Showcase event, an explosives-focused rhythm-runner that is fast-paced fan Ziggs with a plot that is based on his life.
- creator: Choice Provisions
- Publisher: Riot Forge
- Please mark the date: November 16, 2021
I have previously written about an effective attempt to extend this League of Legends universe as an adventure-based RPG that allowed up to 6 playable heroes and 6 champions appearing in cameo roles. Hextech Mayhem, on the contrary, is a smaller game that falls under the genre of rhythm-runner that can be played in just a few hours.
The story is based upon the life story of Ziggs, a specialist in “hexx” (as the term he used to describe his explosives), and he, being an ingenue, was discovered by the professors of the flourishing town of Piltover and, you’ll are familiar with the other League Champion, Heimerdinger, as head of the commission. On the other hand, our hero does not consider safety and, during a demonstration of his inventions, he blows an enormous hole through the wall of the academy, in which case he was exiled from the building. Ziggs isn’t going to leave with a limp head and decides to destroy street life in Piltover, and while doing so, he creates the biggest bomb, which Heimerdinger will attempt to prevent him from doing.
The plot of Hextech Mayhem recedes into the background and is developed quickly only by the biography. There aren’t any lengthy dialogs, forks, or other distractions, and we’re immediately plunged into the dark abyss of rhythm-runner.
The gameplay of Hextech Mayhem is based on playing through levels by pressing and combining three buttons simultaneously: an explosive leap up, an explosive drop down, and a devastating throw.
When the game was released, the developers had terrible controls (K Bomb throw space bar – jump and down, D – jerk) that caused angry gamers in the review (especially those who don’t own a controller). Thankfully, this issue with the gameplay flaw was promptly corrected: you can now modify the control, and the game instantly responds to the gamepad connection during levels. I connected a DualShock to my PS4, and the game immediately acknowledged it.
There are 12 levels to play that each has 3 levels with three bosses. In each stage, Ziggs, the prankster, swoops forward, and we have to follow the beat that the sound and the arrow on the screen at the right time to execute the actions mentioned in the previous paragraphs. Naturally, the difficulty rises as you progress through the levels, but Hextech Mayhem isn’t a game that punishes solely for errors. After failing, you can go back and carry on the thrilling adventure.
The difficulty is to gather all collectibles (here are gears in different colors) and get enough points to earn the platinum medal. Even if the latter isn’t necessary, it is necessary to collect the gears to unlock levels and costumes and Ziggs invents.
The most interesting thing is that even you follow the screens’ arrows exactly. However, you will not be able to gather all the items since Hextech Mayhem doesn’t lead by the pen but instead requires you to think. In one of the levels for tutorials, you’ll be instructed that you must focus on objects that have blue diamonds and not the clues, and after that, you’ll be able to get the most outcome. These objects are a bit over the top, and it’s difficult to keep on top of them because of the chaos of bombs that our protagonist makes.
However, the game doesn’t make you work at 100%. This is the potential of people who have a super-fast reaction and those who wish to test themselves. It is simple to get through without the need for it.
The music is easy; however, if you cannot stumble for a time, it gets more intense, turning your screen to a sort of hex parade. It’s very enjoyable to play with this kind of rhythm. The 2.5D image is cartoonish, and the plethora of images transforms it into a firework spectacle set in an enclosed space.
It’s worth noting it was launched with a Russian voice-over. It’s an excellent feature and indicates that the game’s creators knew audiences from different countries before the release.
The result is an enjoyable, quick game that revolves around Ziggs and Heimerdinger that you can complete in a short time If you don’t manage to collect all the items. I was able to miss some interesting tales and variety. After some time, the game goes into the same pattern, but it gets better; Hextech Mayhem is over.