Sometimes you wonder what the perfect game would look like. A question almost impossible to answer due to the subjectivity surrounding such a question. But maybe we are facing one of those titles that borders on perfection in everything it offers. At least for me Hades would be one of those rare titles that I would qualify as “perfect”.
The last title of Supergiant games It was released last year on PC and also on Switch. Now, as we learned at Microsoft’s last E3 conference, we’ll have it available on the rest of the consoles as well. In addition, it also opens on Xbox Game Pass from the very day of its launch.
It must be said, before entering the nougat, that Hades has won numerous awards at The Game Awards 2020 for Best Indie Game and Best Action Game. Recently he was also named Best game of the year at the prestigious and recently organized GDC 2021. All more than deserved, since we are faced with one of those pearls that appear very from time to time in the industry. We are therefore going to descend to Hell and take advantage of what Hades has offered us during the almost twenty hours that we have devoted to him for this analysis.
welcome to Hell
I have so many good things to say that I will try to play it slow and start at the beginning. Hades is an action game in the roguelike genre of dungeon crawlers. In him we will incarnate Heated
But we will not be alone in the face of such a titanic task, Gods of olympus, who have just learned of our existence, will help us along the way. As soon as we begin our adventure, we will receive a random blessing from a god that will benefit some of our abilities. Which consist of a quick attack which can chain several shots in a row, one special attack, a ranged attack with special properties and a button Dodge.
At the end of each stay, we will see at the door what kind of blessing or gift we will receive during our next confrontation. Gifts may vary between Chtonic keys to unlock new weapons, Darkness to improve our character, gems to improve the facilities of the underworld, Currencies with which to trade with Charon O Nectar with the strengthening of our relationships with other gods and characters.
Back to the blessings of the gods, we can receive them from different Olympian gods how Zeus, Ares, Athena, Poseidon, Dionisio O Hermes, among many others. These can be improved if we get Powerful Grenades and even combine with each other. Something very important to create a built significant for our escape attempt. Because, if we die, we will be stripped of it.
What is dead cannot die
One of Hades’s strengths is that the more you play and the more you die, the better it gets.. Whenever our attempt to escape the underworld ends with Zagreus ‘death, we will return to Hades’ home. Where we will find many of the gods, heroes and other celebrities that inhabit the underworld with whom we can improve our relationships whenever we speak to them or if we have some nectar to offer.
Enter here a spectacular narrative system, since each time we discuss with some of the present, such as Achilles, Hypnos, Nicte or Cerberus, new lines of dialogue will appear which will allow us to learn more about the concerns of each of them. I have to say that character design, voice acting and dialogue quality are of the highest quality understand that we don’t want to miss a single one.
Although as in any good roguelike worthy of the name, our character will also grow throughout our adventure. With the Darkness gained from our escape attempts, we can improve Zagreo’s stats and abil ities. We will also have available up to six types of weapons
Throughout our journey we will find an infinity of enemies that we will have to approach with different strategies. Bosses with unique mechanics that will get us in trouble repeatedly and various challenges that offer risk-reward that we have to choose carefully. In short, each Course it feels totally different from the previous one, making us feel the progress through it, going further and further and discovering a world full of secrets.
Hades final conclusions
First of all, I would like to say that I haven’t delved much into the playable aspects of Hades as it is full of surprises and I don’t want to spoil the party for anyone. It’s a title with frantic action and a super dynamic combat system. With an incredibly wide range of possibilities, almost endless, that will make every attempt to escape hell unique.
The charisma and personality of each God, apart from the our protagonist, is devastating. Each character is treated very well and fits perfectly into a very well put together narrative that perfectly reflects the personality of each of them. If you are in love with Greek mythology, I am sure you will love this title.
The artistic section, the character design, its levels and its soundtrack are excellent. It also has a very well measured difficulty curve, since the game is demanding, but not impossible. And our character growth means that every death means progression, which makes it almost impossible to let go of the controller once we start playing.
What else to say about this title, than what I was already saying at the beginning, it seems perfect to me. Its reduced price is another reason to give it a try, aside from the fact that a physical edition of the game is on the way. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll have it available on Xbox Game Pass on launch day, August 13, 2021.
- Frenzied and addicting combat system
- Endless strategies for its wide variety of blessings, weapons and upgrades
- Spectacular character design and progressive storytelling
- Each race is totally different from the last
- We will be able to invest a good number of hours to meet all its challenges and discover all its secrets.