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  • Summary: In a violent, medieval world, outplay rival gangs in intense PvPvE multiplayer heists. Moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. May 11, 2021
    75
    The idea is intriguing and it works, but the technical implementation leaves something to be desired and there are balancing problems. However, the question is not whether the game is fun, but for how long it will be with so little content.
  2. May 28, 2021
    70
    Right now it’s still a good time, more so with a full group of friends, but it definitely becomes mundane quickly, especially after figuring out how and when to push spawn points and prepping for fights over hurriedly trying to winch for a desperate win. Those strategies need to be constantly challenged, though, instead of feeling like a to-do list each round. The introduction of a skill ranking system would also go a long way as playing with similarly skilled groups is like a whole different game than when completely crushing a team or getting grouped with those still learning the basics. I have high hopes for Hood. I’d love nothing more than to see a steady flow of engrossing changes to help build a solid community around it but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
  3. CD-Action
    Jul 23, 2021
    70
    I enjoyed the atmosphere, assassination-based combat, enjoyable bow shooting mechanics, varied character classes, and cool maps. The whole concept is great, but Hood needed more work, because numerous minor flaws and a sole game mode make it look like an early access title. I also believe it was possible to squeeze much more out of this darker twist on the Robin Hood setting. It is not an excellent game right now, but it is enjoyable enough to be addictive, and I’m looking forward to future updates, hoping they will unlock Hood’s full potential. [08/2021, p.76]
  4. May 17, 2021
    63
    Hood: Outlaws and Legends features an engrossing setting and some good competitive play when two well-matched, coordinated teams collide. However, there are balancing and technical issues that need addressing, and despite the lower asking price, there seems to be a lack of content for long term play.
  5. May 17, 2021
    60
    Hood: Outlaws & Legends could have done better. If the experience offered corresponded to the multiplayer mode of a production with a single player campaign, we would be much more enthusiastic. But as a pure multiplayer game, Hood: Outlaws & Legends still lacks a bit of content, finishing, and balancing to really convince.
  6. May 14, 2021
    60
    Smart combat makes you think about every move on the game’s impressively varied maps, but until Sumo adds more to do, it’s a tough one to recommend. For now, Hood is best enjoyed with friends or in small doses.
  7. May 11, 2021
    40
    While the concept of infiltration in the middle of the medieval era, mixing PvE and PvP, may be appealing, the lack of content and variety may make Hood: Outlaws and Legends quickly boring. Moreover, the catastrophic matchmaking doesn't help, and the infiltration aspect is quickly put aside because of the need to rush while not worrying about dying since you can come back as often as you want. If we add to this the lack of real character customization, guards who are not very attentive and approximative fights, it is not the graphics or the level design of the few proposed maps that will be enough to make up for it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. May 11, 2021
    9
    Haven't had this much fun in a multiplayer in a long time. It's really solid, but can take a little time to unpack the tactical/strategicHaven't had this much fun in a multiplayer in a long time. It's really solid, but can take a little time to unpack the tactical/strategic depth -- stick it around, it's worth the investment. A lot of the bad reviews seem like they were expecting a run/gun game, not a stealth team-based heist with consequences for losing map control, failing to time the final push, and punishing failure to use stealth. There's a lot of depth packed into what seems like a deceptively simple game loop. Now in fairness there are a few rough patches, like match making, but the game play itself is tight. Full endorsement, and I only endorse excellent games. Expand
  2. May 11, 2021
    8
    Good game, good mechanics, nice graphics, teamplay based coop/pve/Pvp. Every character has his strengths and weaknesses, good balanced. IGood game, good mechanics, nice graphics, teamplay based coop/pve/Pvp. Every character has his strengths and weaknesses, good balanced. I played 40h and every character.
    I really hope for more content coming soon, that the game doesn‘t die.
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  3. May 22, 2021
    6
    The concept of this game is great. Quite original a new and interesting idea but with a ton of flaws. It is truly upsetting how bad the gameThe concept of this game is great. Quite original a new and interesting idea but with a ton of flaws. It is truly upsetting how bad the game works. Great art-style, very good character and map design but a huge lack of content and a terribly unbalanced and broken combat system.
    In my opinion this has no business being out of early access. Hope this game gets better.
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  4. May 20, 2021
    3
    So i was really hyped about his game (commercial on steam) . I though there will be a setup like the payday my team with all this classesSo i was really hyped about his game (commercial on steam) . I though there will be a setup like the payday my team with all this classes trying to steal from the rich . i didn't my to repeat the same objective again and again as soon i could upgrade my character and my base.

    So my pve experience is already dead . But who knows in the near future maybe a dlc or something with fix that

    About the pvp... i dont like it. First of all the matchmaking is really bad my first game was me with another 3 players of 5-10 lvl and the opposite team was players of over 30 lvl.... You don't want to know what happened in the game...also the pvp is so much repeatable as the "pve" the same objective over and over again.

    3 is my rating cause i can see much potential there . But right now the game is not funny for me!
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  5. May 31, 2021
    3
    good idea of the game concept. but the game came like many other games to early ...the grafik is "good" the controlls are " okay" the perksgood idea of the game concept. but the game came like many other games to early ...the grafik is "good" the controlls are " okay" the perks and the charackters are way to lame ( need more than just 4 )
    the fight system i the biggestproblem. i refuned the game cause its just who hit first and nothing more
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  6. Nov 30, 2021
    0
    I purchased this game in good faith, but the game mechanics were massively flawed at the start. As many have commented, the winch system wasI purchased this game in good faith, but the game mechanics were massively flawed at the start. As many have commented, the winch system was likely the single worst design decision, causing thousands of players to quit on that mechanic alone. Coupled with bugs and hit registration issues, the game quickly lost their playerbase, and it is a ghost town now. The developers did try to incorporate a PvE co-op mode into the game, but too many people left. I actually bought the game for the Pve co-op but matchmaking is impossible given the low player base. In retrospect, this should have been a pure single-player PvE game without the winch mechanics, and it would have likely done better. Lastly, we have not seen any communication from the devs in a long time, which further implies that the game is dead long-term and the devs have given up on it. Very disapppointing, and I will be very apprehensive to support these developers in the future. Expand
  7. May 11, 2021
    0
    I am quite shocked how little of the devs promises are in this game. Its literally almost nothing they promised.
    The melee is extremely
    I am quite shocked how little of the devs promises are in this game. Its literally almost nothing they promised.
    The melee is extremely basic, seeing 2 Robins or Mariannes fighting each other is just cringe and makes no sense (should have been a real asymmetrical game with PvE elements instead), the controls feel clunky, you can be killed in unbreakable animations which also mess up your camera and thus orientation, the balance is completely broken, the netcode is horrible, the matchmaking is atrocious, the pricing model (Season Pass) feels scammy.

    Its already losing huge amounts of players. Plus for a new release it werent many in the first place. Even streamers rip it apart. See Fairlight for example.
    Reminds a lot about Last Year and other games that died fast because the developers wouldnt listen to their fans. I guess thats normal nowadays. Its the fans fault, not the ones who made the games, movies, etc.
    Seeing how hey have Robin Hood, Marianne and Little John more or less properly depicted, yet turned the friar Tuck into a "mystic" (and named him Tooke), not resembling a friar at all (obviously only because of the woke dictatorship), its reason enough to boycott this game anyway.
    That fact alone really doesnt make me care if they improve this game in the other things.
    Get woke, go broke, for all I care.
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