Brilliant strategy games live on Too many of us old gamers are exhausted sifting through all the multiplayer & pay-to-win games, when all we want sometimes is a good old fashioned challenge. Hoplite gets it done! The complexity & replayability are astounding, considering how basic Hoplite might appear at first glance! After an hour of pure enjoyment, I purchased the premium upgrade as a thanks to to developers. The added unlockable skills greatly vary the replayability, & I can't suggest highly enough.
Smart, Tough & Addictive Love Hoplite! Clever design with a steady difficulty curve. Occasional bug in the random level generator, where you or your spear are stranded if you run out of energy, but not a showstopper by any means. Free version is pretty much the complete game (with no ads or microtransactions), but happy to pay the premium for unlocking achievements and challenge mode.
Short fun Returned the fleece on the second run. Required some thinking though, so its still cool. Love the mechanics! But i dont see the appeal of purchasing in order to unlock extra skills for making further descends viable. Everything past the fleece just seems to be arcade-style 'see how deep you can get', and that just seems pointless to me. Lacking content there, from my perspective.
My favourite game :D It's a great strategy game! The tutorial needs a tiny expansion though. An explanation about the combat sequence would make world of difference for new players. Most people that give a bad rating don't understand the game's combat mechanics and you need to get used to it. My tip to make things easier: turn on fat finger mode in the opinions menu.
This is an example of a single-player mobile strategy game executed perfectly. It combines simple mechanics in a way that creates complex and satisfying gameplay. Because it's a rogue-like you have to master the mechanics and carefully choose your moves to succeed, rather than just memorizing an optimal path. I tip my cap to the developer for managing to produce a procedurally generated strategy game that never feels unfair; every death felt like a mistake on my part rather than being the victim of an impossible situation. If you like Fire Emblem, FF Tactics, Shining Force, etc., then this game is a must-play.
Great game! But seriously, could further explain how attacks work? I go to an adjacent space to an enemy but i dont get to attack? Really frustrating.
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- Fixed issue causing lag on some devices
- Fixed music no playing
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