Great Game ! Some game mechanics remind me of Vandal Hearts on PS1. The gameplay is fast-paced and it works well on mobile device. All in all you should really give this a shot if you haven't already done so !
Game of the year 2013. Best game i played all year. Actually best game I've played on iPad. So fun, my only gripe is its too short. Please make a sequel. Gameplay is tense, whoever designed this is genius. More people need to play this game. I see one negative review, but how can a review be posted without anything written?
Hoplite proudly flies its roguelike colours. Permadeath, turn-based combat and punishing difficulty await those game enough to plunder the dungeons’ depths in search of the Golden Fleece. The punishing, and often frustrating, difficulty of Hoplite is balanced by short, quick levels and an addictiveness that only comes from a desire to not let the game get the best of you.
Ultimately Hoplite is not a game based to any great extent about discovering new content or unlocking secrets; while some abilities are added to the roster for completing achievements, it does not have the complexity of hidden mechanics that its close comparator 868-Hack does. Instead it is, bluntly, the more “accessible” game and perhaps as a result the truer evocation of retro gaming. Its rules can be learned very quickly, as any good short-playing game should, and yet it still has elements of deep strategy, choice and randomisation to provide a motivation for chasing high scores.
Really love this game. Super simple and easy to get into. Graphics super simple but perfect. Plays a bit like a turn-based strategy game. I still haven't beat it but have come close. Well worth the price.