Summary: If you buy the game I recommend playing the second campaign(Sun Temple) first as it's way better than the main campaign. If you play the main campaign first the second campaign won't feel as fresh since it reuses some enemies. There is no story connection between the two. Actually, you might as well skip the main campaign entirely.
Summary: There are quite a few games that are valued not for their modern graphics or epic storyline, but purely for their gameplay. Hammerwatch is one of them. It's gameplay is very similar to Mage Gauntlet's on iOS, so if you like that game, grab Hammerwatch without even thinking. The fighting mechanics in the game can be described as something between those of Crimsonland and Rogue Legacy.
Summary: When you look at it you think to yourself, "Wow! Cool! This is like Gauntlet!" But it's not. The dungeon is the same every time, there's no urgency/hunger clock, and the enemies are incredibly repetitive. OK, well Gauntlet has repetitive enemies, too. But without the hunger clock the player is free to sit around and let their mana restore, which is boring but advantageous, which is When you look at it you think to yourself, "Wow! Cool! This is like Gauntlet!
Summary: Hammerwatch is a blast from the past and brings back the retro feel of Gauntlet. The game comes with it's own editor which is a bit rough around the edges but is fun once you get the hang of it. The online features could use some work like including resuming games and allowing new players to join once others leave. The campaign takes about 3-4 hours to complete on medium so for the price I Hammerwatch is a blast from the past and brings back the retro feel of Gauntlet.
Summary: It's hard, and it's fun. Sometimes it makes you mad, but I think that's not a bad quality in a game at all. It's frustrating, but it certainly doesn't end up feeling any more monotonous than any game it resembles.
Summary: This is very much like the old game "Gauntlet" roam around a dungeon killing monsters and opening chests. It's not particularly deep or complex but what do you expect from the price? Solid value for money.
Summary: A blast from the past! This game has kept me in front of the screen for far too long. I don't understand the negative reviews; it's obvious what kind of game this is, even before you buy it an old school, pixelated action RPG. The controls are perfect in my eyes, WASD to run and arrow keys to do everything else. Now I've never played Gauntlet, nor have I played any other game that A blast from the past! This game has kept me in front of the screen for far too long.
Summary: This is an awful game. It is obvious that they tried to go with a simple game mechanic but it falls short because the core mechanics are not fun or well done. It feels as if all content added to the game are just fillers. But it's just polishing something that's completely broken. Everything feels overly repetitive and not rewarding in the slightest. Hammerwatch does not live up to This is an awful game.
Summary: I saw this game being advertised on Steam, and decided that I liked the immediate aesthetic vibe I got from it. The sprite work and gameplay video impressed me. Therefore, I went ahead and purchased it. My only experience so far in this game is with the singleplayer mode, but I've come to the conclusion that this is not the optimum method of playing the game.
Summary: This is written as the game is just released. It's a gauntlet type game on the pc. Unfortunately the game doesn't play well when using a keyboard, you really need a controller. But right on the Steam page for the game it states "Partial Controller Support". My controller doesn't even work yet. TLDR; wait until this game makes some hefty patches.