Hades needs no introduction. The stunning roguelike action game developed by Supergiant Games, known for Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre and has won numerous awards and recognitions as one of the most highly-rated games to date on Steam with a hefty 98% of the votes. It was previously released on PC as well as Nintendo Switch, the game came to PlayStation as well as Xbox consoles and we jumped at the chance to have more in-depth information about it. We review our experiences with Escape from the Underworld in our review.
- Producer: Supergiant Games
- Publisher: Supergiant Games
- Please note: September 17, 2020
Hades is the tale of Zagreus the son of Hades who is seeking to leave to the dead realm against the will of his father. Not to be a pity but because of an answer to the question: He would like to discover the reason his mother’s real name, Persephone, has left her and returned to the world of mortals.
Hades is not happy with the idea of the offspring The god of Hades sends out the people of the Underworld to prove to be a significant obstacle to Zagrei’s impulsive youngster. Monsters of a variety of sizes and shapes and formidable bosses will do whatever it takes to stop Zagrei.
Fortunately, he’s got admirers. The Gods of Olympus are intrigued by the story’s uniqueness, and are prepared to offer the hero a hand – or , more accurately artifacts to help his journey. But if he dies, the gods will send him home to the parents’ home and all improvements are destroyed. So begins an exciting and thrilling adventure that will see hundreds and dozens of wins, defeats and new wins.
Hades has been described as an isometric action game that includes pumping. Its gameplay isn’t terrible: it’s enjoyable to engage in combat in this. The game is characterized by extraordinary control from Zagrei’s character. He accurately executes every command and dodges blows by a bullet, and instantly shoots at the closest enemy. The game is extremely fast-paced and players who play too slow run the risk of not being able to progress past one boss.
The player has three kinds of attack (strong weak, special and strong) as well as a variety of weapons. Each one of them has a significant impact on the way the game plays. When you are armed with the powerful sword you must to attack close to your opponents. The bow lets you attack from a distance however, it limits mobility. The shield bounces off the enemies and hits multiple targets at the same time. Then it goes on. It is only possible to change the weapons of different races. And then you need to buy keys with hard-earned money to unlock the new ones.
However, that’s not all however. The gods gift Zagreus with gifts and artifacts which enhance his powers. Each of the members of the old Greek pantheon comes with specific gifts. Zeus is, as you would expect, a gift of items that permit you to transmit lightning bolts. Ares is a believer in doom-marks. Dionysus induces a sense of euphoria and directs the enemies. Poseidon gives weapons an ocean’s power. It is impossible to know which god will honor the hero, and every run lets you create a unique character by combining the blessings of various gods.
In addition, the protagonist is able to give gifts to his friends. They must, however, be located in the labyrinths that make up the underworld. For these, Zagrei can receive items that provide permanent benefits and don’t disappear when he dies. Who wouldn’t want a long-lasting health reward, for instance?
But this isn’t all there is to this story. Shards of Darkness will unlock permanent talents , like the ability to come back at half-health after death per escape. Gems will embellish the Hades home and enhance the kingdom with more components – like the appearance of gold in the vases positioned in the various places. The gold, in turn, is able to be used in Charon’s for health supplements gifts, and other items.
There are endless possibilities. This means that each journey differs from prior ones and Zagrei slowly becomes stronger. The progress is evident when fighting for the first time with Meghera the boss who is guarding the area of the start in Hades is quite difficult is difficult, then the tenth attempt to battle Zagrej’s ex-girlfriend is much simpler.
This means that you need to die, even just to learn some more pieces of the story. It’s impossible to speak to all gods in one go and you can’t unlock weapons, improve your character’s abilities by gaining passive rewards and other such things. You can certainly try however you’ll miss the vast majority of conversations and descriptions that reveal the gods’ personalities and their relationship. The more you interact with them and learn more about them. And all of them, including Hades are revealed through a completely new lens. The plot is among the greatest elements of Hades even as bizarre as it might sound within the Roguelike genre.
The sound and image are just as good. The music is an essential element of Supergiant Games games, and this one isn’t an exception. The characters from the ancient Greek mythology are obviously, the ones responsible for the beautiful songs in this game The first time I was able to hear Eurydice singing, I was compelled to stay still for about 20 minutes. The style of visuals has a resemblance to an intricate cartoon and you could look for hours at the designs of all of the rooms, taking note of subtle changes.
Hades is like was a gift from God is a game that can provide a memorable experience to every player no matter whether or not they enjoy “bagels” and not. Hades is a game that offers continuous progress, in various settings, which is a perfect fit for players or is incredibly difficult, and also gives the highest rewards for those who dare to test her courage.