3D Dot Game Heroes
|a game by
|Silicon Studio, and From Software
|Playstation 3 (2009)
|8/10, based on 1 review
|9.7/10 - 6 votes
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|RPGs, Pixel Art Games
3D Dot Game Heroes is an action role-playing video game developed by Silicon Studio and released in 2009. The game uses a unique graphical technique, combining retro 2D graphics with 3D voxel graphics, and is available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 console. This game follows the story of an unnamed hero on his quest to free the Dotnia Kingdom from a curse caused by evil forces and restore peace to the land. In this review, we will explore the game's strengths and weaknesses, gameplay and user experience.
About the game
In this unique role-playing title, players explore a fantastic kingdom to free it from a curse, while discovering its dizzying transformation from a 2D to a 3D world.
The game features a semi-cenital perspective, which is very reminiscent of classic titles from the 1980s, such as The Legend Of Zelda series. The player moves his character around the screen to explore dungeons, fight enemies, collect items and solve puzzles. When the player's life gauge is full, the sword he carries is enormous in size and can do double damage. Swords in the game can be customized and leveled up to increase their length, width, as well as increase magical power. There are also other special items and weapons that can be used such as boomerangs, lanterns, candles or bows.
The graphic design of 3D Dot Game Heroes is impressive, as it combines elements of 2D and 3D graphics to create a unique and enchanting world. The game uses a technique called voxel, which is a 3D rendering technique that uses small blocks to create objects and characters. This makes the characters and objects look as if they are made of pixel blocks, which gives them a retro and appealing look. In addition, the game features a wealth of detail and special effects that make the game world feel alive and vibrant.
One of the main new features of 3D Dot Game Heroes is the ability to create your own unique character using the game's 3D sprite editor. Players can customize their character's appearance, from their hair to their clothes and weapons. In addition, it is also possible to capture monsters to be recorded in an encyclopedia that is formed as enemies are defeated by hitting the monster on its head with a book a specific number of times, until its profile appears in the pages of the encyclopedia. This feature adds an additional layer of depth and customization to the game.
Among the advantages of 3D Dot Game Heroes are its unique and charming graphic design, its classic gameplay and its ability to customize both character and weapons. The ability to capture monsters and create an encyclopedia is also an attractive feature of the game. However, one of the main drawbacks of the game is that it can sometimes feel a bit repetitive, as much of the gameplay consists of exploring dungeons and fighting enemies. Another potential downside is that the game can be a bit difficult for more casual players, as it requires a certain amount of skill and strategy to progress.
Overall, 3D Dot Game Heroes is a solid and engaging action RPG that offers a unique experience thanks to its unique graphical design and its ability to customize character and weapons.
While it can feel a bit repetitive at times, it's still a fun and engaging experience for fans of the genre.
- Unique and charming aesthetics
- Great variety of weapons and items
- Wide world to explore
- Character customization
- Charming soundtrack
- Simple and predictable story
- Limited graphics
- Vague controls