The Steam Autumn Sale started today! I picked up Hammerwatch while it was one of the flash deals earlier. It’s a hack and slash action adventure game where you wander around a castle killing enemies, either solo or co-op.
There are four classes to choose from: paladin, wizard, ranger, and warlock. Each class has a basic attack and a special mana-using ability and you can pay for upgrades from vendors scattered throughout the castle. Movement is done with WASD keys and attacks use the arrow keys, which took a minute to figure out.
I spent an hour or so playing 3-player co-op today. On our first attempt, we were figuring things out and blew through our lives faster than we probably should have. For our second attempt, we decided to give ourselves infinite lives. 😛 I was disappointed that the castle was the same as before; a randomly-generated castle would have made the game more replayable.
In our second attempt, we made it to Hammerwatch’s first boss: The Queen. She was a LOT harder than the mobs we had encountered up to that point. We died a bunch before defeating her, so we were glad we had given ourselves infinite lives.
So overall, Hammerwatch is okay… worth the $3-4 I spent on it, but not a game I’d really recommend.