DescriptionHammerwatch is an action hack-and-slash game where a character ventures into Castle Hammerwatch to fight through hordes of creatures with Gauntlet-inspired gameplay. There are four character types: Paladin (emphasis on melee combat), Wizard (powerful but short range magic), Ranger (long range combat with a bow), Warlock (a hybrid of melee and magic); each class provides it's own challenges.
There is no save anytime feature available, instead checkpoints must be found while playing then activated by stepping on them; subsequent reloads will be from the last activated checkpoint. There are plenty of items and treasures to find: smash open barrels for coins, rare items or the occasional timed explosion. Vendor coins are used to reduce the cost of purchases by a small amount. Secret areas contain puzzles or shortcuts to later floors. Enemies abound in large numbers: bats that fly in hordes, worms that spit poison (the effect lasts a few seconds), and expect to run into large boss enemies.
There are three levels of difficulty available, plus the player may choose to enable 3 crutches (i.e. infinite lives) and/or 6 challenges (i.e. magic doesn't regenerate) to make the game as easy or unbeatable as the player wants. Also included are a level editor and cooperative gameplay with support for 4 players locally or over internet.
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|The modern day Gauntlet||Windows||Katakis | カタキス (40853)|
|games xtreme||Windows||Apr 08, 2014||8 out of 10||80|
|Games Finder||Windows||Jun 10, 2014||8 out of 10||80|
|Dad's Gaming Addiction||Windows||Aug 15, 2013||8 out of 10||80|
|Nintendo Life||Nintendo Switch||Dec 21, 2017||80|
|GameFront||Windows||Aug 19, 2013||75 out of 100||75|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Windows||Sep 24, 2013||7 out of 10||70|
|Destructoid||Windows||Sep 04, 2013||7 out of 10||70|
|AllRPG||Windows||Sep 05, 2013||6.5 out of 10||65|
|Switch Player||Nintendo Switch||Jan 10, 2018||2.5 out of 5||50|
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