Excerpt: 3D Dot Game Heroes is one of the most retro games Family Friendly Gaming has ever had the honor of playing. This Playstation 3 (PS3) video game includes so many references to previous role playing games that part of the fun is finding them all. Most everything in this game is done with little blocks. Hitting enemies with your giant sword will have all of the blocks scatter across the ground/floor. For me this brings up memories of the Lego video games.
Conclusion: For a lower than average price point and greater than average fun, this game is a must have for all who enjoy good RPG/Adventure fun, and for anyone who grew up playing the games of the 80’s and 90’s.
Excerpt: h, the good ol' days, when life was simpler and sprites were only two-dimensional. The kingdom of Dotnia was saved from the evil Dark King by the hero of legend, and the Dark King was sealed away, by the power of the six sages, inside of an orb. Once everything had calmed down, the legendary sword which the hero used to defeat the Dark Lord was tucked away at the back of a nearby forest in a convenient stone altar, just in case.
Excerpt: did many things well and earned itself a gold star in the gaming annals, but it made some changes that moved its franchise away from some of its core values and started it down what I would call "the wrong road." The move into the third dimension definitely could have gone a lot of differently than it did.
Conclusion: I think anyone who enjoys the older 2D RPGs from years ago will quickly fall in love with 3D Dot Game Heroes. It successfully blends tried and true RPG themes from yesteryear with a great new look and includes the ability to create and share your characters -- all for an excellent price.
Excerpt: 3D Dot Game Heroes is an extensive homage to the Legend Of Zelda series, but it serves as more than a tribute. It’s the Zelda game that Shigeru Miyamoto and friends will never make. Nintendo creates primped, manicured experiences, designed from the outset to be masterpieces, often successfully. Still, wouldn’t it also be fun to play a Zelda game that isn’t worried about being a standard-bearer for the sacred order of Link?
Conclusion: So if you want something different from the First/Third Person Shooters, Hack and Slash or Action RPG centred releases that have been populating games consoles lately, give 3D Dot Game Heroes a shot. It’s cheaper than most current releases and it certainly gives you back in entertainment what you paid. And then some.
Pros: Plays very well. Lots of things to do. A reminder of how games used to be, and that’s a good thing
Cons: Controls can some times be a bit tricky. The over sized sword can make things a tad easy.