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- Rendered in beautiful 3D pixels, 3DDGH takes the unforgettable 8‐bit art gamers know and love and brings it intact into three dimensions.
- Using a powerful character creation tool, players can design and animate their custom hero. Combinations are endless!
- Modeled after some of the most popular games of all‐time with painstaking detail.
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From the makers of the award‐winning Demon’s Souls comes the ultimate retro gaming experience: 3D Dot Game Heroes. An homage to the all‐time classic action/adventure and RPGs, 3DDGH delivers incredibly satisfying old‐school gameplay, beautiful visuals, and endless inside jokes, winks, and nudges for people who grew up in the golden age of gaming!
From the makers of the award winning Demon’s Souls comes the ultimate retro gaming experience: 3D Dot Game Heroes. An homage to the all time classic action/adventure and RPGs, 3DDGH delivers incredibly satisfying old school gameplay, beautiful visuals, and endless inside jokes, winks, and nudges for people who grew up in the golden age of gaming!
Control a hero on a quest to rid the Dotnia Kingdom of a dark plague caused by the forces of evil in order to restore peace to the land. Legend tells of an evil king known as the Dark King Onyx who brought tragedy and darkness to the kingdom by stealing six magical orbs. However a hero rose up against the Dark King and with his legendary sword and the power of the orbs, he sealed the Dark King Onyx away within another orb. Though the forces of evil rose again as the Dark Bishop Fuelle stole the orb and threw the Kingdom of Dotnia into a state of chaos once more.
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The game starts on a spectacular note. The hilarious story pokes fun at itself, telling us the king of the land has decreed Dotnia, a classical SNES 2-D Kingdom, needs to upgrade to 3-D to attract tourists. Now there's an evil bishop who is foolishly going to release the ancient evil Ganonlike menace and it's up to you to go collect the orbs of the sages, locked away in dungeons, to save the day.
Again, it's totally derivative of the classic adventure games. However, there's so much reverence for the source material, combined with a tremendous amount of gut-busting humor, that it's all amazing. English is purposefully marred (collect a life enhancing "heart" and a box comes on screen "LIFE UP GET" C'mon, that's hilarious), references to famous gaffs in classic games ("I am error"), and lots of tongue in cheek jokes from the game designers themselves (come across a dead body "He's dead" scribbled on the wall "My run command failed..."). It's amazingly well done, and enjoyably from start to finish. It is to Zelda what Spaceballs is to Star Wars, a loving parody. Yet, it's also a loving salute. There are numerous nods to classics like Final Fantasy, Mega Man, Fire Emblem, Bionic Commando, even Demon's Souls (which was made by the same company). It's all quite grand.
The game's art direction is fantastic. Every thing is made up "dots" which basically makes everything look like a classic 8-bit NES game come to life in 3-D. The lens effect enhances everything in the game. The draw distance is small and anything far away blurs, which makes the whole thing look as if we're looking at children's toys come to life in their own diorama world. It's quite spectacular. The lighting effects are awesome too. Enemies explode with light and shower the scene with their individual pixel pieces. It's awesome. The music is also great, with 8-bit synthesizers taking the show, harkening back to the awesome 8-bit anthems of Mega Man and Zelda.
The gameplay is exactly like A Link to the Past. If you've played that, then you know exactly what to expect. You go to a series of dungeons spread across an overworld, getting access to newer areas previously blocked as you acquire new gadgets. The big bosses of gaming yesteryear are present and a blast. 3D Dot's gameplay succeeds hugely because it so lovingly and blatantly copies it from some of the past's very best gaming offerings. It's great.
Also worth mentioning is a feature that allows you to build your own hero to play as in the game. You make him in a series of poses, and then can play him or her in your game. There are dozens of heroes included with the game, and if you have the time, artistic ability, and patience, there are limitless possibilities as to what your hero will look like. It's really cool and adds tons of customization to the game. You can even download other people's creations on Atlus' website, put them on a USB drive, and put them onto your system and play as them. I've seen numerous creative ideas, from recreations of all iterations of Link's history, to an 8-bit Master Chief, to a half-eaten taco, to recreations of Mega Man, to all sorts of original creations. It's really neat.
Is 3D Dot Game Heroes for you? Well, it really depends. If you grew up playing the NES, SNES, Genesis, Saturn, and other consoles of yesteryear, you'll absolutely adore what 3D Dot Game Heroes has to offer. It copies the best elements of the best action adventure games of the past, while still coming across as the most unique, fresh idea in video games in years. It really is an amazing little gem. A sense of humor is required to play this game, and that is a great thing. Buy it, adore it, and get lost in the glory of video games history.
Many of the familiar items from Zelda games such as a boomerang or a bow also appear in 3D Dot Game Heroes. To be sure, the game also pays homage to other great gaming franchises but I don't want to list them here and spoil the fun.
The graphics are mostly simple but appealing. They look like the adventure games from the 8 and 16-bit eras but made up of "dots" for a 3D look. The water graphics are my favorite but the PS3 is a great system for water graphics. You can change the look of your character and play as a knight, a vampire, a soccer player or create your own look. I also enjoyed customizing my sword so that it reaches across the screen to stab enemies.
While the overworld graphics look great, the underworld takes a hit. The graphics in the dungeons and caves become a bit repetitive though there is some good level design down there. The puzzles are moderately challenging but not too hard to figure out. I'd put the difficulty of this game as less than "A Link to the Past" on the SNES.In fact, the map even has an indicator of which dungeon you should visit next so you will not be wasting hours trying to figure out where you are supposed to go.
3D Dot Game Heroes is a rare example of a game that can appeal to older players through the sense of nostalgia and yet offer a reasonable challenge for younger players.