It nearly feels flawed to name these “first impressions” once I’ve been enjoying the demo for so long as I did however hey, right here we’re and I’ve but to put in writing about Backpack Hero.
I actually utterly forgot to work on the draft… however on condition that the sport simply got here out, I figured it’d be a good suggestion to launch the put up and let you know all about why you must severely check out the demo and presumably get the sport.
Inventory administration is an usually tedious but important half to many video games, be they MMOs or Single-Player video games. I do know a lot of you dread that half. I do know some people who get pleasure from that half… me included.
It’s a tough matter within the dialogue of sport mechanics… however what if I advised you that there’s a sport that’s all about simply that, Inventory Management, and that it’s truly actually enjoyable and intriguing?
At its core, Backpack Hero is a list administration roguelike dungeon-crawler with turn-based fight the place you step into the position of slightly critter (a mouse within the demo however there are different characters within the full launch) with an enormous backpack!
To combat your approach by the dungeon in query, you have to amass objects, kind them in an environment friendly approach and change into ever-so-powerful to outlive the numerous, many enemies to come back!
The objects in your stock are used as “attacks” or quite “actions” that both price vitality to forged or have particular quantities of makes use of after which they’re gone.
Food objects, as an example, might heal you or restore vitality however they’ll be gone as soon as they’ve been eaten up.
Meanwhile, weapons and shields can be utilized to assault or defend at the price of vitality.
There are lots of objects that can work passively in your favour. A rose might add thorns to your character, damaging enemies that assault you, for instance, and armour will add block passively. Some armour might even enhance different armour that’s adjoining to it, which is an attention-grabbing function because it encourages strategic placement in your backpack.
More importantly, although, there’s not sufficient house for all of the objects and also you’ll have to go away some house empty as nicely to cope with curses that could be added to your stock.
It’s a well-thought-out system, actually, and I really feel prefer it gives you lots of completely different prospects by way of gameplay, particularly as you’ll be able to go for a construct that focuses on stacking armour and spikes… or you’ve a bow that shoots out numerous arrows… otherwise you mess around with cleavers or magic which has its personal distinctive synergies.
But I solely performed the demo and whereas I did get pleasure from it, it additionally left me with a thirst for extra… and therefore, I’ll most certainly get the complete launch finally. If you wanna test it out for your self, the demo continues to be up on the storepage.
The sport simply launched in Early Access and including it to your wishlist is a superb (free) approach of supporting the developer(s) because it helps with discoverability on Steam. Go try Backpack Hero over right here on Steam! It’s fairly darn nice!
This put up was first revealed on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you want what you see right here and wish to see extra, you’ll be able to examine me out on Twitch and YouTube as nicely.