Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos First Impressions
Do you like 2D Zelda? Do you like Stardew Valley? If you said yes to both, then you might be interested in Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos for the Nintendo Switch. Our review for this title is not ready yet but we thought we’d share some first impressions of the game so far!
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is an action/adventure in the vain of the Legend of Zelda. The game features a Hero with a sword and shield who is out to help people and take on dungeons.
There are some key differences between Rogue Heroes and Zelda though.
The main dungeon in Rogue Heroes is randomly generated, which means that every time you enter it the layout will be different. This adds a lot of variety to the game. You just never know what you’ll find in the dungeon. Sometimes there will be an area you’ve seen before but it won’t always feature the same enemies or items. The random dungeon adds a lot replay value to this game. There a lot other things to do though, such as explore the massive overworld or go to your town to rebuild it!
In Rogue Heroes, you will be rebuilding a whole town. To do this, you’ll have to enter the big Temple to the North (the random dungeon I mentioned) and collect a lot of jewels. The jewels are used for upgrading everything from the town to your health and magic.
The town building in Rogue Heroes is very easy to do. You just go to the local carpenter, which you get very early on, and pick which building you want him to build next. You have to have enough jewels for him though. Some of the buildings are not cheap! Whew.
You will mostly get to pick where you want to put each building. You get shops, houses, and more. Included in that more is a Farm and a Fishing place. We have the farm and the fishing dock but we haven’t tried out farming or fishing in Rogue Heroes yet.
The game does make things a little more complicated then just building places. For the farm, you have to get tools to work the farm and that involves a quest. Fishing involves finding the right materials from monsters in order to craft a fishing rod. Yes there is some crafting in this game too. Its too bad you can’t just buy these things instead.
The crafting, so far, is all about getting material and taking it to someone who will make the item for you. Its unclear if you will eventually be able to craft these things yourself.
Rogue Heroes has a job system too. You get jobs by buying, finding, or being given special threads that you take to a tailor who creates the new job for you. Then you have to buy each job. We don’t have enough jobs yet to tell whether or not having a different job really makes a difference in the gameplay.
And another big thing that Rogue Heroes has is local and online multiplayer. We do not have the availability to check out the local multiplayer but we have tried out the online. You can play with Random people online.
Unfortunately, our experience with the online has been a mixed bag so far. There are a lot of disconnects before even getting into a game. And even if you get a game, you will likely be disconnected at some point. If you are lucky, you’ll be able to keep the jewels you collected in multiplayer to upgrade your town. You can actually find a ton of jewels online with the help of others. Its neat! However, if you are unlucky, you could lose all your progress. Thats not so neat…
We will be trying out more of the online multiplayer. Hopefully our experience will improve.
Despite the online multiplayer experience so far, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a really good. If you like 2D Zelda and Stardew Valley, then this may be a game you’ll want to check out.
We’ll let you know what we ultimately think of Rogue Heroes in our final review. Please keep tuned to GamesReviews.com for more on this game and others.
A digital code was provided for this preview and the eventual review. Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is now availabe on the Nintendo Switch eshop!