Summary: Heroes of Ruin is a dungeon crawler developed by n-Space and published by Square Enix. The title had gained quite a following during development and the game had even been delayed a couple of times.
Excerpt: Heroes of Ruin is the Diablo for the Nintendo 3DS. Square Enix did something Family Friendly Gaming has been asking for - for years. They made it less violent. Heroes of Ruin is also not as dark as the Diablo franchise.
Excerpt: On the surface Heroes of Ruin doesn't appear to have a lot going for it. A third person looter for the Nintendo 3DS and veteran developer n-Space's biggest project to date, its look and feel aren't particularly original, and neither is its story at first.
Excerpt: As developer n-Space does not tire of reminding us, Heroes of Ruin goes out of its way to make use of nearly every element in the 3DS' feature-set. The result is an action-RPG that certainly looks complete on paper.
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: You’d think that the Diablo style of hack-and-slash would do fairly well in the console market, but such is often not the case. You’ll see the odd success story, like Champions of Norath , pop up now and again, but most games in the genre generally fly under the radar on the consoles, for one reason...
brings a needed genre to the system. However, it does it at the bare minimum needed. All the mechanics are there, but nothing is really added to set it apart from the other games in the genre. However, fans of the genre looking for something portable won’t be disappointed.
Heroes of Ruin Review: Pioneering and looting on the 3DS
17 July 2012
Excerpt: Ambitious is a good word to describe Heroes of Ruin. When I first previewed the game, a member of n-Space’s design team was there to tell me all about the long list of firsts it would be bringing to Nintendo’s handheld such as voice chat and drop-in-drop-out online co-op, features we have yet to see...