One Way Heroics PC

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  • Summary: In One Way Heroics, you assume the role of a brave adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious darkness engulfs everything. Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement, attack and action you take, the darkness creeps everIn One Way Heroics, you assume the role of a brave adventurer who must travel across the land and face the Demon Lord before a mysterious darkness engulfs everything. Darkness always approaches from the left, and with each movement, attack and action you take, the darkness creeps ever closer. Forced to run right, you'll encounter any number of monsters, allies, thieves and shops on your desperate journey to stop the end of everything. Expand

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  1. Jul 6, 2014
    83
    A fantastic game bite-sized roguelike for those who can exercise a little bit of patience.
  2. May 3, 2015
    70
    The difficulty scales well, so it works both as a single-serving distraction and as an extended campaign to unlock all of the secrets.
  3. Dec 16, 2013
    60
    While ugly and unforgiving, One Way Heroics is nonetheless an enjoyable, addictive and innovative take on the crowded roguelike genre.
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  1. Jul 8, 2014
    10
    Very old, charming rogue like game, very similar to the newer, now very popular FTL though no where near as RNG based. If you fail in thisVery old, charming rogue like game, very similar to the newer, now very popular FTL though no where near as RNG based. If you fail in this game you'll know it was your doing and where you should improve upon. The story is simple but it doesn't need anything grandiose, the characters you meet are charming enough for the very little you'll see of them, the one major NPC ally is always nice to talk to for some fun dialog.
    A fun game for someone who has a half an hour to spend every so often.

    Hunter is OP
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  2. Apr 29, 2015
    10
    RPG with old Zelda's videogames point of view, random generated worlds and rogue-like? HELL YES!!!

    Prepare to die, die & die, at least
    RPG with old Zelda's videogames point of view, random generated worlds and rogue-like? HELL YES!!!

    Prepare to die, die & die, at least several times until you take experience from the previous games and make your way to the final stage. 3€ is worth for this great videogame.
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  3. Mar 3, 2014
    10
    It presents itself as a cheap, shallow, casual, story-less, old school, rogue like, JRPG experience with some replay-ability due to seeds,It presents itself as a cheap, shallow, casual, story-less, old school, rogue like, JRPG experience with some replay-ability due to seeds, death, and # of turn constraints, exploration, difficulty level, and unlocks. Everything started changing about 10 minutes into the game.

    First! It went from being shallow and simple to being real deep and the transition was beautifully done. The mechanics are much deeper than meets the eye! Some people won't beat it on the first try and even those who beat it will find many reasons to replay the game from a different perspective and then you will notice something.

    Second! Then after a few runs, you'll start seeing hidden story elements in this story-less JRPG. You found the rabbit hole but little did you know, there is more than just that one rabbit hole. As you spend even more time chasing the plot, you'll notice even more secrets.

    Third! You don't want me spoiling these secrets for you. Get the game. The entertainment it provides is worth more than the asking price. And when you're done with it, and agree with this, go buy another copy and throw it at a friend.

    By the way : For those who are terrible at games and fear the roguelike element. You don't have to start from scratch. You simply get more points if you do start from scratch. The points are spendable for unlocks, but they don't buy power.
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  4. Apr 5, 2014
    9
    for 4 dollars there's no reason not to pick it up the story in the game is incredible and the song perfectly suits the mood but unless you'vefor 4 dollars there's no reason not to pick it up the story in the game is incredible and the song perfectly suits the mood but unless you've played deeper into the game you won't understand the truth behind the story.
    The first few playthroughs will be a simple level up grab items then fight and kill the demon lord as you access other dimensions you'll begin to run into npcs who slowly divulge their part of the story and eventually what came to be a simple hero defeats demon lord story turns into a much deeper tale.
    The game will require you to die multiple times in ur journey that's normal with each death you gain points to improve your character and which allows you to transfer over equipment from a previous death meanwhile unlocking perks classes and modes allowing you to bring over exceptionally powerful items or key items over for subsequent playthroughs some of which are required to achieve the true ending.

    To those reading this this game is not meant to be played in a simple one game playthroughs you are suppose to repeat playthroughs in order to come across more lore via npcs, so to the people who've only played it once and assume the game's over play it again there are 3 different endings which are slightly changed based on the difficulty as well as flavor text for each of the npc if you get their affection towards you up.

    The reviewer who claims this game is unforgiving is frankly incompetent at his job, its a roguelike its suppose to kill you, you gain points after each playthrough to improve your character and frankly the first 2 modes that come unlocked are extremely easy in comparison to the harder difficulties. The game will not instantly kill you unless you run left, anyone who claims this is unforgiving should quit gaming to play neopets, its entirely fair and even if the map generated isn't that beneficial the game gives the players 2 incredibly powerful abilities the first of which gives u freezes time for everyone but yourself allowing you 3 free turns and is usable 5 times a journey. the other is reliant on which class you're using but gives you a massive boost to combat such as increasing healing damage combo rates.
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  5. Jan 14, 2014
    8
    Old school RPG, or at least it is what it looks like from far far away.
    This rogue like RPG is very hard and at same time so fun, 1 life is
    Old school RPG, or at least it is what it looks like from far far away.
    This rogue like RPG is very hard and at same time so fun, 1 life is all you have.
    You'll just restart after dyeing again and again, unlocking new class, perks or spaces in the dimensional vault.
    Each run rewards you of points and advice, so you'll never be frustrated to have done so much for nothing.
    On top of that there are many game modes so you have the experience that is the most what you look for in the game.
    And for the price, it would be a shame not to try it if you like that kind of game
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  6. Mar 2, 2014
    8
    3.5$ for a game with this amount of depth just seems unfair to me, but I happily accept the cheap price and purchase the game, as should you.3.5$ for a game with this amount of depth just seems unfair to me, but I happily accept the cheap price and purchase the game, as should you. This one's a real gem, an addicting rouge-like-perma-death type of game that actually rewards previous runs (you get to grab an item or five into your next run, you unlock new skills and your next character has a 50%+ sexy bonus). Get it, it's a god damn steal at any price under 10$, and you're getting it for 3.5$ (or less, I got it at a sale for 2.96$). Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2015
    6
    Pros:
    Different characters to play as.
    The fairy telling you what you did wrong when you fail is pretty cool. Cons: Each playthrough is
    Pros:
    Different characters to play as.
    The fairy telling you what you did wrong when you fail is pretty cool.

    Cons:
    Each playthrough is too similar.
    Gameplay is not that interesting.
    Not enough randomness.
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