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Hammerwatch (2013)
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Action (Action/Adventure, SHMUP)


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10/14/2018 (2 of 2 found this helpful)


As the ever-dwindling supply of local co-op games becomes less and less, our loyal crew finds itself having to stretch a bit to find something new and exciting to play - despite the face Hammerwatch is neither new nor terribly exciting. Released on Steam back when Indie games were truly something special, before the onslaught of mobile ports and asset flips pretty much ruined everything, Hammerwatch is kind of a old-school throwback, but with some novel twists. Unlike a fine wine, I can't say Hammerwatch has aged considerably well, though it doesn't mean it's a complete loss and a certain segment of gamers will probably like this a lot more than our crew did.

Presentation: Putting the old in old-school, Hammerwatch is a pixelated, nostalgia-driven experience. It also means, however, th...

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  Nelson Schneider
Nelson Schneider
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06/15/2018 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

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“Hammerwatch” is the inaugural effort by Swedish Indie developer, Crackshell Games, released in 2013 on Steam before being ported-around to all of the console digital storefronts in 2017. In 2013, Indie games were something of an unknown quantity, and plenty of gaming writers and pundits – myself included – considered them to be the savior of an ailing industry. However, from the outset, there has always been a level of concern about Indie games that just don’t try hard enough, but instead lean on the nostalgia for the blueprint upon which they are based or the nostalgia for a chunky, pixilated art style to see them through. “Hammerwatch” earned quite a bit of early coverage, but has ultimately floundered when the review scores started rolling in. The MJ Crew took note of it...

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