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  • Summary: The Lich has thrown the world into a timeless loop and plunged its inhabitants into never ending chaos. Wield an expanding deck of mystical cards to place enemies, buildings, and terrain along each unique expedition loop for the brave hero.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Mar 17, 2021
    98
    There is much more to praise this game for: the complexity of it’s deckbuilding and tile placements and how these can be a test of knowledge to maximise their potential; the superb blend of gameplay mechanics intertwined with the theme of entropy and destruction as well as the open-design methodology towards accessibility with a series of optional aids. But to talk about these more would be a disservice to the rewarding experience of discovering these mechanics for yourself, so here’s where I’ll leave it...I can think of no higher praise than to admit that even as I write this review, I have Loop Hero playing in the background. My adventurer, step by step, ticking away at his sisyphean struggle to restore the world.
  2. Mar 4, 2021
    90
    Loop Hero is a brilliant piece of work that plays and succeeds with the idea of repeating gameplay loops via gameplay, story and even meta angles. It’s an absolute beast that will easily rip players to shreds, but thanks to simple gameplay that makes great use of deck-building, automatic battles and experimentation, it ensures that everyone will have a blast trying to design the best world possible for each run. Throw in a gorgeous presentation that perfectly channels classic early-era RPGs and you easily have what could wind up being one of the year’s best games. A fresh twist on roguelikes, it truly is a loop that you’ll gladly want to explore again and again and again and again…
  3. Mar 12, 2021
    90
    Loop Hero is yet another stunning gem that fans of the rogue-lite genre will enjoy. It’s a blend of so many different types of games that it becomes a completely unique entity on its own, and it’s hard to think of anything else that offers an experience quite like this one. It’s a game that forces you to trust in your own decisions, commit to them, and either reap the rewards or face the consequences. There’s no control, and that’s the beauty of this game.
  4. Mar 18, 2021
    82
    A rich, disruptive and worthy of discovery experience. Devolver Digital has hit the mark again.
  5. Mar 25, 2021
    80
    Loop Hero is essentially a constant game of risk versus reward that quickly takes hold of you. And once you're in that loop, it's hard to get out again.
  6. Mar 9, 2021
    80
    Don’t let Loop Hero‘s simple appearance fool you; a dense and addictive game, unlike anything else you’ve played, lurks under its retro veneer, waiting to get its claws into you. And once you’ve fallen into the loop, it’ll be hard to get back out again. Building up your character and creating the world around him is gloriously rewarding, and not even death is going to stand in your way.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Mar 25, 2021
    50
    Once you let go (or are forced to), it all seems a little empty, like perhaps the only thing compelling you onward was the hypnotic effect of watching something go round and round. It doesn't take too many repeats before the theming rubs away, leaving only the exposed machine beneath. How much do we need to feel like we're on an adventure? A little more than this, it turns out. [Issue#357, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 44
  2. Negative: 8 out of 44
  1. Mar 15, 2021
    10
    One more loop and I will go to sleep, but without sleeping.

    Totally worth the €12 I paid for it on Steam. It kinda reminds me of playing
    One more loop and I will go to sleep, but without sleeping.

    Totally worth the €12 I paid for it on Steam. It kinda reminds me of playing Arkham Horror board game, mixed with Magic.
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  2. Feb 6, 2022
    10
    Шикарная игра , очень затягивает . Игра конечно не на 10 баллов , но я хочу поддержать разрабов. У игры есть проблемы , например сюжет . НоШикарная игра , очень затягивает . Игра конечно не на 10 баллов , но я хочу поддержать разрабов. У игры есть проблемы , например сюжет . Но геймплей спасает ситуацию. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2021
    10
    Immaculate design, tight balance and gorgeous art, sound, and music make Loop Hero a no-brainer for the price. Rogue-lite gameplay cyclesImmaculate design, tight balance and gorgeous art, sound, and music make Loop Hero a no-brainer for the price. Rogue-lite gameplay cycles between building your town and auto-battling on a closed loop road that you play cards onto, to add buildings and such, which increases the complexity and brings more enemies into the fold at your own pace and to your own taste. I won't say anything about the story since it's fun to discover, but it's solid and plays out at a pleasant pace, with an ethereal fantasy theme. There is tension, close calls, strong comebacks and power fantasy all in perfect balance. If you like games, you will like this game. Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2021
    8
    Le pondría un 7.5 en realidad, pero como no se puede redondeo para arriba por la sorpresa para mucha gente siendo un indie y con una estéticaLe pondría un 7.5 en realidad, pero como no se puede redondeo para arriba por la sorpresa para mucha gente siendo un indie y con una estética cuanto menos "no mainstream".

    No soy gran fan del género, solo me gusta probar algunos al año y como mucho doy una vuelta si no cambia mucho la cosa.

    Aquí me ha gustado la propuesta, el gameplay, el arte también, en concreto las animaciones muy buenas.

    Al final creo que este tipo de juegos tienen muy difícil darse a conocer como lo ha hecho este, y pese a que es devolver quien consigue siempre esto, para mí sigue siendo un gran mérito que lo hagan una y otra vez con propuestas tan geniales.

    El resumen realment sería... Huye si no te gustan los pozos de horas :D
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  5. May 21, 2021
    7
    Ну, для низкобюджетной инди игры в принципе неплохо. Игра короткая и довольно простая, процесс регулярно повторяется, но в принципе даже иНу, для низкобюджетной инди игры в принципе неплохо. Игра короткая и довольно простая, процесс регулярно повторяется, но в принципе даже и затягивает. Для ПКшки есть и поинтереснее игры, а вот была бы она на телефоне - можно было бы немало часов в электричке на работу скоротать. Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2021
    6
    Too shallow. There might be potential in its peculiar mix of genres but Loop hero is not quite there yet.
  7. Apr 6, 2022
    0
    I wonder if it is possible to underestimate the absence of the Russian language, is it possible to underestimate the absence of any otherI wonder if it is possible to underestimate the absence of the Russian language, is it possible to underestimate the absence of any other language in their games?
    If it's possible to **** a game over LGBT references, can it be turned against them?
    We have become tolerant of intolerance. Or is it different?
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