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Has-Been Heroes

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Has-Been Heroes is a challenging, lane-based roguelike game of strategy and action, featuring a band of heroes on a quest to escort the King's twin princesses to school!
Players control three characters during the journey and must focus on coordinating melee attacks, managing cooldowns and combining hundreds of different spells to create devastating combo effects, all in order to defeat an endless army of undead, summoned in their path by the Great Ghoul!
The rewarding strategy game features irreverent humor, expanding world maps and increasing levels of difficulty, compounded by the specter of permadeath. The massive quantity and randomness of spells and items, as well as additional unlockable heroes allow for thousands of new experiences, forcing players to change their playstyle each time they start a new game.STORYLINE
The teeth of time chew on even the bravest of champions, and there comes a time when wizened old mages and warriors are just one last adventure away from retirement. Thankfully, a young rogue joins the heroic Has-Been Heroes, for who else can read the tiny text on those potion bottles and assist the “rusty” crew? The rogue comes along not a moment too soon, for King Fortinbrax has summoned his oldest, most trusted heroes for a final, epic quest. The heroes must escort the twin Princesses Avaline and Beatrix to a faraway Academy (to school!)- but the road is long and fraught with peril.FEATURES
Control three characters across three lanes, coordinate their attacks and spells to defeat an incoming horde of enemies!
Plan your route carefully on the randomly generated maps filled with surprises! Travel through merchants, spell vendors, treasure chests and other crossroad locations to boost your character’s powers… but be vary not to succumb to the darkness!
A combination of turn-based and RTS game mechanics featuring easy-to-learn basics that are tough to master and evolve into frantic complexity. Discover new tricks and hidden features after hours of gameplay!
Meet the epic band of heroes as the young and eager Rogue, joining the company of the wise monk Metacles and the giant-wrestling warrior Crux… and discover a band of long lost friends, such as the Anthropologist turned Mexican Wrestler, the ever-vigilant and paranoid Bodyguard, and many more!
Unlock and collect hundreds of game-changing items and spells, boosting the heroes' powers and making each run unique! 300+ spells, 200+ items, 13 regions, and 12 playable heroes!
In roguelike fashion, die and try again! Each run is different due to randomized maps, spells, items, and enemies. With each level the length of gameplay increases, compounded by the peril of instant death, which forces the player to start over from the beginning.

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Frozenbyte
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GameTrust Games
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GameTrust Games, Gametrust
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10+ Everyone 10+

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  • OS: (64 bit) Windows 10 / 8 / 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 1.8 GHz CPU dual-core. AMD 2.0 GHz dual-core.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 260 / Radeon HD 4000 Series / Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

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Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Has-Been Heroes is essentially a tower defense game, comparable to plants against Zombies. Far less, however. I have now invested about 80 Minutes in the first Level ... And he didn't manage. I believe this Game is a Joke from the Developer. Now let's face it, who designs a Game that pushes the Player to his Limits in the first Level? Who is supposed to motivate such a Game? There is also no Pipe Mode, a Nob Gets shown the Stinkefinger right at the Beginning. However, if the Game is still too easy for you, I recommend playing with Testicles tied down. The physical Pain potentiates the emotional Pain caused by the Game many Times Over and will challenge you on a whole new Level. Clear Buy recommendation for Masochists.
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Mooaaaarrrr! This Game is totally simple and complicated. I play it for a Round at most, make it up and in 5min again, because I want to knock this lousy Boss away! Actually, you only have three Heroes in three Rows, each of whom can attack the front opponent in the same Row. A few Spells are added that help or cause harm and have Their own Cooldown; They don't hang on to the time-based attack timer. And that's exactly what the Tutorial Teaches you. It gets Interesting when you find when and how far Enemies can be hurled backwards. What Spells and Equipment has what Purpose and should which hero get? Or your Hero dies of a Burn ... Because: If you attack a burning Enemy, you can catch Fire yourself. You have to "learn" things like that first and don't show the Tutorial. But basically an entertaining Game for in between, which captivates me and I want to get further and further!
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Product received for free Has-Been Heroes is a beautiful Indie Game, for in between. There's not much to say about the game itself, it's a Lane-Based game, similar to Plants vs Zombies or Warhammer40k: Storm of Vengeance Man travels the World with its 3 Heroes to defeat Monsters, and gather souls. (More info would be Story Spoilers) Every Hero has his Or her lane, which you can switch back and forth in battle, with normal enemies who can't lose your Hero'S life Points when they have made it to your End of the Lane. For Final Opponents who can also change the Lane, you are directly Game Over, and you are allowed to restart the Game. It definitely sounds easier than it is, the Game has quite a demanding Degree of difficulty and I have not yet managed to defeat the Final Opponent of a Region in 8std. But isn't bad, you're still unlocking various things that can/should probably help you. Even if I honestly don't know what for yet, because you can't equip or use anything in the Menu. In addition to Unlocks of Spells and Items, you can also unlock Heroes, but you only unlock them with the Final Opponents. Has-Been Heroes is crisp, motivating, has a nice Graphics, and is definitely worth a Recommendation for People who want to have it a little more difficult.
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