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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.