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Loop Hero Review
Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.
It's set after the world has ended. You wake in a small camp and set out to rebuild things on a series of expeditions. Each expedition starts on a looped path in an empty landscape. Your character automatically moves around the loop, fighting enemies he encounters. You take damage from these encounters but regain health each day and each time you complete a loop.
At any point you can switch to planning mode to equip armour and place cards that you earn by killing enemies. This is the main way you affect the success or failure of each run. By playing mountain, meadow, forest and building cards you offer your hero different benefits. But you also need to be careful as these biomes can also spawn new enemies.
Careful placing of terrain features next to each other modifies their effect. For example, placing lots of mountains together provides additional health but also spawns new enemies. You also gain equipment from slain enemies that increase your attack, defence, health regeneration, and other attributes.
What starts as a super simple dungeon exploration soon evolves into a complex combination of selecting the right cards for your next run, then placing the correct combination of cards next to each other to maximise their benefits.
You make your way around the path until you reach the end of the loop. Here you have the option to retreat back to your base with all your loot, or carry on and risk losing much of it if you die. Either way you soon end up back at base you can use collected resources to build new structures offering better food and weapons.
Out on PC, coming to Switch.
Not yet rated. Likely to be PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+. Although there is violence and characters react to getting hit, the pixilated graphics do not have blood. Bodies do fall to the floor when killed and remain there until the end of the battle.
You can create areas on the map called Blood Grove, spawn Vampires, Fields of Blades and Skeletons.
You can select to automatically pauses if you are selecting armour or placing cards. You can also select to automatically pause after each loop. This lets you play the game without a time pressure.
You do need to click and hold the mouse button to place cards on the map.
Our Loop Hero Accessibility Report documents 17 accessibility features:
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