Loop Hero

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Loop Hero is free on the Epic Games Store right now

This year had us stuck in many video game time loops, but one of my absolute favourites was Loop Hero. I never thought an autobattler RPG would hook me the way it did, but I spent hours upon hours helping a little knight circle a seemingly endless void, and had a wonderful time doing it. If you didn’t have a chance to play it earlier this year, it’s now free on the Epic Game Store until tomorrow. I heartily encourage you to pick this one up, it’s one of our favourite games of 2021. Read more

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Resident Evil Village, Metroid Dread are the most finished games of 2021

At least, according to the data from HowLongToBeat. Resident Evil Village may just be the most completed game of the year if game time tracking website HowLongToBeat is accurate. As reported by Axios (via Kotaku), the site listed off the most completed games of the year, with Village leading the list, followed closely by Metroid Dread. Rounding out the top 5 are Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, It Takes Two, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Also interesting is the most “retired” (read: abandoned) games, with Valheim topping the list, with 12 Minutes, Loop Hero, The Ascent, and…

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Games like God of War and Persona 5 demonstrate why we want to attack and dethrone god

Just why is it so many video games are focused on unseating the gods? The throughline between God of War (2018), Persona 5, and even smaller titles like Loop Hero, may not be immediately apparent, but each of these games have a vital component in common: defying and ultimately killing gods/divine beings. Despite being fairly different experiences, each of these games includes this violent Promethean rebellion because the notion of challenging divinity is deeply human. Gods are a key part of human cultures stacross the globe. From ways to explain natural phenomena and disasters, to figures of hope, faith, or…

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Our favourite games of 2021 so far

With 2021 marching on at a seemingly impossible pace, we thought it was high time we sat down in our virtual Treehouses to chat about the best games of the year we’ve played so far. 2021 has been an odd year for games. The first few months were front-loaded with some big meaty hitters after giving Cyberpunk 2077 a wide berth at the end of last year, while others have been pushed back even further into the depths of 2022. Indeed, a lot of the games we’re really looking forward to in 2021 are still hovering away on the horizon,…

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Have You Played… Loop Hero?

Is it possible to say that one thing is more unique than another thing? Doesn’t sound right. Something’s either unique or it isn’t. But I’ll be damned if Loop Hero is one of the most unique games I’ve ever played. Watching your hero cycle endlessly around a closed loop, auto-battling ever-tougher enemies while you play tiles in and around the loop to help your hero “remember” their surroundings and grow in strength? Leave off a moment, please; my “intrigued” button needs a moment to recover. Read more

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I’m sorry, but I don’t get Loop Hero

I went into Loop Hero with only two expectations: I’m probably going to like this given the rave reviews it received, and if there’s a hint of idle game here I’m all for it. I’d hoped it would be the sort of game I could leave to its own devices, you know, set some foundations, press play, and collect my rewards a few hours later. Nope, this wasn’t Loop Hero at all. I had to place things, and make difficult decisions, and keep tabs on stuff. Too demanding for me – just way too much. Not idle enough. Read more

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Loop Hero brings in over 500,000 players within a week’s time

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 March 2021 17:45 GMT Loop Hero amassed 500,000 players its first week of availability.That’s up from the 150,000 players reported within Loop Hero’s first 24-hours of release.The game’s soundtrack is also the fastest-selling in Devolver Digital history, and players have spent on average playing the game for 12 hours. To celebrate, developer Four Quarters has released a special series of Steam Trading Cards.“Thank you all for your support and excitement for Loop Hero from all of us at Four Quarters,” said the studio. “Right now we’re working on patches with quality-of-life updates you all asked…