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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18

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  1. Aug 10, 2014
    7
    Disposable Heroes HD: The Legend of Ferretbearer, and Pinecloak, and Skybane, etc.

    VDH is like a crash test facility for fantasy themed champions. The player will spend their time trying to find the perfect hero to use as a protagonist (after generations of disappointments), able enough to complete the 10-level quest by which so many predecessors have inevitably failed. Approaches to
    Disposable Heroes HD: The Legend of Ferretbearer, and Pinecloak, and Skybane, etc.

    VDH is like a crash test facility for fantasy themed champions. The player will spend their time trying to find the perfect hero to use as a protagonist (after generations of disappointments), able enough to complete the 10-level quest by which so many predecessors have inevitably failed.
    Approaches to play-style can differ from chaotic to tactical; the path of progressive pacifism is possible, though most will prefer to engage with blade, bolt or blast (amongst other things).
    It is simple to grasp, though many heroes will meet their doom early. Fortunately, no effort (death) goes unrewarded as resources (as well as abilities) stockpile, which means it is not nearly as frustrating as it should be.
    Skill acquisition is indefinite, meaning earned abilities become inherent, allowing for a more expansive genotype, and thus is an inspiration to continue despite the permadeath nature of the game.
    The only notable grievance comes within a poorly designed HUD, which can hinder co-op interactions, making for a slightly cramped feel to split screen mode.
    'Falling to progress' is a significant enough change logistically to alter the feel of the game from similar titles, and works to enhance the fast paced direction that the game embodies.
    VDH is fun without the demand of time input, and although it isn't one you would likely spend hours on, you'll come back to it often; the epitome of the casual indie.
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70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    70
    The combat in Vertical Drop Heroes is simplistic, but fun.
  2. Aug 2, 2014
    50
    The problem with Vertical Drop Heroes HD is that it’s not very fun.
  3. Jul 30, 2014
    65
    Vertical Drop Heroes places a new spin on a tried and true genre that has spanned decades. The spin may be simplistic, but it is appreciated nonetheless. The repetitiveness may not be for everyone, but for those who don’t mind falling down again and again, you could do worse than this bright, slightly charming game.