Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

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a game by Heliocentric Studios
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Best Roguelike Games, Co-op Games
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

While games which mimic the likes of Zelda: Link to the Past are a dime-a-dozen, some of them are actually worth trying out in the first place. One game that has caught the eye for a fair amount of people today is Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos, a game developed by Heliocentric Studios. It’s a fun little role playing game that wears its inspirations a little too close to the bone, and can lack invention and freshness. Add in some control scheme issues and it can be a toughie to play at times, but when it does get things right Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos can be a whole lot of fun!

A Zelda-like worth looking into

If you have ever played A Link To The Past, then you will know roughly what to expect; a top-down, area-driven RPG game where you move from one area to the next, chopping down foes and completing objectives to further the storyline. The fact this is a game that can be played with friends, though, is a wonderful add-on that can really make the fact this lacks freshness in its ideas and storyline a little easier to overcome and ignore.

The lack of control over your characters needs refinement, though, and the fact the game has such issues with hitboxes can make combat feel unfinished and half-baked at the best of times. However, with so much to do in the world map and a fair chunk to find out about its charming cast of characters, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a game that makes just enough of its gameplay and story to keep you coming back. The character upgrade system is very impressive in general, and the overall storyline helps you to stay focused enough on each character to actually want to progress.

A rebuild on a classic style

The small blend of roguelike additions can help to make the combat seen a bit more daring and fun, but that can only make its technical limits even more frustrating when you die through no fault of your own. The storyline is fun enough, sending you into various procedural areas and dungeons to try and take down the Titans.

As ever, you are trying to bring peace back to a land that has long since lots any sense of freedom. It’s a tough fight, and some of the dialogue can easily fall on the B-side variety. Cheesiness aside, its cast are easy enough to love and the story is simple enough to keep you playing along even if you never feel too attached to the whole thing.

7

Generally, though? Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a fun little game. A little too close to its inspirations, clearly, but it does just enough – including the awesome co-op feature – to make it feel its own game. So long as you don’t expect a Zelda-killer, this is a fun little game to try out.

Pros:

  • Fun adventure with interesting characters
  • Takes its Zelda-like inspirations very seriously
  • Co-op with friends adds a new layer of enjoyment

Cons:

  • Lacks invention in the key areas
  • Controls definitely need improvement

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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