New Obsession: Hades

Yes, yes late again to the party but it doesn’t matter. For the recond, please just assume that I will get to anything popular a year or so late as I’m consistent in my tardiness to trends. 

Hades is a rogue-lite dungeon-crawler inspired by Greek mythology developed and published by Supergiant Games. You play as Zagreus, the son of Hades as you fight your way out of the depths of the underworld. 

Needless to say, with my well-documented obsession interest in Greek mythology I adore this game. All the little easter eggs and references, I love it. Supergiant clearly did their homework. In particular, I love their take on Dionysus and Achilles. 

Zagreus is such a fun protagonist. I love how done he is with the narrator, constantly undermining him. His goals are also rather noble and understandable, making you want to try your best to help him succeed. 

Minor confession, I suck at this game. At the time of writing, I have yet to beat Meg, the first boss. In my defence, I don’t usually play these types of games. I am beyond out of my element but I don’t mind. Even though I haven’t defeated her yet, I still feel like I have made decent progress. I’m getting her HP lower with each attempt. Plus, I like the semi repetitive nature of the game. It isn’t as stressful as I was lead to believe, if anything it makes the game so addictive. I enjoy trying out new strategies and changing up my playstyle. 

However, it isn’t too repetitive as no two escape attempts are identical, since the layout changes constantly, keeping you on your toes.

I have no idea what kind of magic Supergiant Games have, but man their games are something else. The vibes are always immaculate, their artwork and character designs are beautiful and the soundtracks sound like they were composed by higher beings.

Last I checked, Hades is on sale on Steam for 30% off. I strongly advise you to give it a chance. Just remember to fight like hell!

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