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Heroes of Ruin
7.6 out of 10

Heroes of Ruin

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Overall 7
7.0

Heroes of Ruin

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: It's surprising that there aren't more dungeon-crawling role-playing games on portable systems, given that the mindless combat and compulsive need to scour caverns for loot seems like a perfect handheld fit, a situation where one can just pick up, grind away, and put down whenever needed.
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Overall 7
6.6

Heroes of Ruin

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.1

Heroes of Ruin (3DS) Review

411mania.com
3 August 2012
  • Summary: Overall, 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Heroes of Ruin review

GameZone
2 August 2012
  • Excerpt: While there is certainly no shortage of Action RPG's, akin to Diablo , available on handhelds ( Dungeon Siege II and Untold Legends for PSP, Dungeon Hunter for Vita, and many more) they all seem very cookie cutter, and missing some important features that would otherwise make the game feel complete.
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Overall 9
8.5

Heroes of Ruin Review

ztgd.com
19 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Drew reviews this loot-fest for the Nintendo 3DS and comes away craving more loot.
  • Pros: + Fun loot game, + Great online integration, + Varied quests, + Co-op is really fun
  • Cons: Limited character progression, Slow combat, Long load times, Menus get cluttered
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Overall 8
8.0

Heroes of Ruin

Nintendo World Report
17 July 2012
  • Summary: It has a few problems, but this game definitely exceeded my expectations.
  • Pros: Boss fights are a blast, Great visuals and sound, Online play with voice chat, Tons of character customization
  • Cons: Dungeon design is not complex, Not that difficult, Small inventory leads to constant item management
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Overall 8
8.2

Heroes of Ruin Review

Cheat Code Central
17 July 2012
Overall 7
6.9

Expert Review

RPGFan
9 July 2012
  • Conclusion: An uncreative, but dependable, handheld dungeon crawler that gets extra marks for providing proper online play on a Nintendo system.
  • Pros: Good variety of skills, lots of loot, solid online play.
  • Cons: Recycled dungeon rooms, by-the-numbers quests, very short, a bit bland.
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Overall 7
7.0

Heroes of Ruin Review (3DS)

TheSixthAxis
29 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Online gameplay – particularly of the co-operative variety – isn’t something that the 3DS is well known for.
  • Pros: Unmatched online functionality on the 3DS., A good, though limited, mix of classes and characters to choose from., Brilliant, compelling dungeon crawling gameplay., Great, traditional levelling, quest and upgrade systems., A fluid and fun combat system.
  • Cons: Visuals are sub-standard., Sections of environments are lazily re-used., The fantasy plot and setting aren’t anything special.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Official Nintendo Magazine
28 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Games like this have us vibrating with excitement from the moment we glimpse the first bullet points of info. Heroes Of Ruin is an action-oriented dungeon crawler, with local and online four player co-op.
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