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Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos for the Nintendo Switch is a game that looks like 2D Zelda, plays like it, and adds in some Stardew Valley fun to boot. We previously previewed this game and now we are ready to review it. Is Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos worth checking out?

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Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is one part Stardew Valley and two parts The Legend of Zelda. There is farming, town building, and dungeon exploring. The game doesn’t really have much of a story but it has a ton of content.

One of my favorite things is the dungeon. Each time you go into the game’s biggest dungeon the layout changes. Yes there are sometimes some rooms that seem familiar but many times there is twist to them: a new enemy, a new trap, and often times a new treasure. Its neat and gives the game a lot replay value.

The combat and puzzle layout in Rogue Heroes is a lot like a Zelda game: fight with a sword, use magic, a bow, special tools, and of course push blocks! Its works really well.

Meanwhile, the farming part of the game is similar to Stardew Valley. Though there is no quick way to access your tools which makes farming a bit more cumbersome than Stardew. Hopefully an update to the game will add a quick access menu. Farming really isn’t the focus on Rogue Heroes but it is a neat addition. The town building is even better though. There are so many buildings to add to the town and a lot of reasons to use the jewels you find in dungeon to rebuild the town. The balance between building and exploring is pretty addictive.

Rogue Heroes single player is solid overall. I wish the same could be said of the multiplayer.

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My experience with Rogue Heroes’ online was not good for the most part. You can join a group of random people on a quest, if you’re lucky. I had trouble connecting a lot and often disconnected. One time I got a ton of jewels, got disconnected and got to keep them. Another time I got a bunch of jewels and lost them. The online isn’t great. I wish it was because Rogue Heroes gameplay is so fun in single player and could be even better in multiplayer. Here’s hoping the game’s online servers will get better. Right now the single player is worth checking out and the game looks good too.

The graphics for Rogue Heroes will remind you a lot of A Link to the Past, especially when you go into the dungeons. Its a nice looking game!

There is, however, one glitch that I encountered a couple of times in this game. It was very strange. When this glitch happened enemies would not attack and the player could walk right on top of bushes. Reloading the game would get rid of the glitch. Its still worth noting that this is a current issue. It will likely be patched.

Rogue Heroes is a really good game overall.

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Despite its online woes and an occasional glitch, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a really good game! I love the dungeon exploring and how much content the game has. There are so many reasons that you should check this game out. It is a very enjoyable single player experience.

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos gets a 8.0 out of 10.

A digital code was provided for this review. Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop!

 

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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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