Hades Review (Xbox Series S)

In our Hades Review, we defy the god of the dead as we hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre.

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Hades Review Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • 8.1GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Four save slots.
  • Hell mode – optional but is a harder version of the game.
  • Action roguelike gameplay.
  • Amazing voicework.
  • God mode – makes the game easier. (optional)
  • Can rebind controls and set aim assist.
  • Codex – fills in with info on characters, enemies, locations, and weapons as you discover them.
  • Fast fluid combat.
  • Instant loading and respawning.
  • When finishing a room you choose an exit based on the icon on the door. (each icon means something from health to shops to bosses)
  • Hub is where you chat with the other characters and can customize the world and even your bedroom.
  • So many materials to collect to get new weapons, new decor for the bub/bedroom and you can expand the hub world.
  • When you clear a room you get either materials, coins, or a choice of 3 buffs from a random God.
  • You constantly want to keep trying again and again.
  • Every run feels like progress.
  • Addictive.
  • Massive boss fights.
  • God mode doesn’t feel like cheating and is actually intended to help you which it does.

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Hades Review Cons:

  • You don’t like good games.
  • Somehow you hate Greek mythology.
  • You don’t like games maybe?
  • Accidentally bought a console and game.
  • You work for the competition.

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Hades:

Official website.

Developer: Supergiant Games

Publisher: Supergiant Games

Store Links –

Xbox

PlayStation

Steam

Epic Games Store

Nintendo

  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Accessibility - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Length - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
10/10

Summary

A game like this doesn’t come around very often. Hades is an example of how a company grows and learns every game until pure perfection is achieved. I just don’t understand how it’s possible that a game like Hades can exist! The story, the delivery of the voice work is just incredible. The flow of the combat no matter what the weapon is so smooth and accessible, it matters not your skill level as the game actively helps you. A roguelike that helps you! I’m not just talking God mode I’m talking about the way it creates unique runs for you, how you can hone skills, you always feel like you have learned something every run no matter how small or trivial. Even if you conquer the game, it gives so much more that you go straight back in. Hades is a dangerous drug as it just eats daylight and productivity. I’m so happy Hades exists and even if you don’t like the genre I urge you to play it, it’s one of the best games I have ever played and it is one that will set new benchmarks and push the genre forward in ways we wouldn’t have dreamt of.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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