developer: Panic Art Studios
publisher: Panic Art Studios
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Hero Siege, released on PC, AND and iOS, is a mix of hack'n'slash and roguelike games, developed by the small Panic Art Studios. The production has an interesting past, as it first appeared on mobile devices at the end of 2013, and then it was ported to PC, which resulted in the original game getting removed from the market. It returned in 2015 and soon afterward it disappeared again. As Hero Siege: Pocket Edition, the game was released on smartphones and tablets in 2016.
The production action takes place on Earth. An ancient book has it that four monks will combine parts of an ancient talisman, summoning Satan from hell. And this has happened - Satan has arrived, but a few daredevils decide to oppose him.
Hero Siege is a dynamic 2D game in which we travel through randomly generated levels. As in other hack'n'slash games, the gameplay is primarily about fighting countless enemies. We play as one of several available characters and use various weapons and destructive powers. The gameplay system is quite simple and is based on selecting the best equipment (weapons, armor, items) and fighting, which doesn't require complicated combinations. Hero Siege can be played with a controller or, as in the case of mobile devices, with a touch screen.
The single-player mode offers 6 acts. However, the title gains significantly thanks to the multiplayer mode designed for up to four people. Importantly, multiplayer characters aren't the same as those used in single-player. The game also offers six levels of difficulty, unlocked over time.
The graphics in Hero Siege don't differ from many other independent games. The developers have used the popular pixel art style, which makes the production look like it was created in the times of NES. However, the graphics in Hero Siege can rival other indie projects.