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Deadbeat Heroes is not only the Brawler that I've been wanting but a Brawler that takes its genre a step further like Haemimont Games did with Victor Vran (PC / PS4). With your fashion sense clocked into ten, get ready to take out a bunch of would be criminals from the streets that you are now in charge of!
Deadbeat Heroes is a good first effort from the small team at Deadbeat Productions. The combat is fast, fluid, and easy to learn – even if it lacks the depth of a good combo system. Enemies are well-varied, as are the environments.
A great first effort from Deadbeat Productions, and totally worth the very low price point they set for the game. Even though the music and voice acting are quite annoying, it is bearable. Hopefully checkpoints will be added into the future, and hopefully, more content as the game is short.
Deadbeat Heroes is a fun co-op beat ‘em up with a lot going for it and a strong sense of style, as well as a sense of humor. While it's not the best brawler I've played lately, I believe that with some refinements, a sequel could be fantastic.
Deadbeat Heroes is a solid brawler with good humour and a well-directed art style. While the execution of some of the combat elements interrupt the flow of said combat it is still a fun game to play. With a small degree of tweaking to the combat mechanics, this title could go from being an average brawler to an amazing one. The developers are supporting the game and recently released a patch in direct response to player feedback, so my fingers are crossed that they will continue to support the game and make Deadbeat Heroes a title worth remembering.
There's always fun in bopping crooks and knocking their soon-to-be-lifeless bodies every which way, and Deadbeat Heroes is a fine example as to why the concept is so appealing. The isometric perspective and emphasis on combos presents a unique vision. There's also a wide variety of baddies to keep encounters interesting. Local co-operative play is also available, so get a friend for additional fun. However, there will be moments where not everything clicks into place. They are not nearly enough to undermine the game, but they could create a tinge of uncertainty. Still, it's a title worth looking into, especially for fans of the atypical.
In the end, Deadbeat Heroes is undone by its own mechanics. The faster fighting is hindered by a lack of targets to aim for, while the lack of attack variety means that the excitement of combat can quickly be diminished. It is the grading system, however, that hinders any enjoyment that can be eked out of the game, as forced replayability just isn't fun. It's good to see a developer do something different in the genre, but gamers have better options before giving this title a spin.
The game wants you to like it; it’s witty dialogue, the funky soundtrack and ambitious combat make for a charming experience. It feels like it needs some more polish though. There is an incredibly solid premise here moments in the game that had me locked in a rhythm of perfectly dodging enemies and surviving incredibly stacked encounters stylishly.
If you’re bored of the usual superheroes and are just looking for something a bit different, a bit funny and a bit, um, button mashing, then Deadbeat Heroes delivers. It’s far from perfect, and the issues with gameplay advancement are hugely annoying, but it’s just about worth a play if you fancy a bit of mindless comic violence.
The story and banter between characters are Deadbeat Hero’s major strong points, but the annoying gating mechanics on show for slowing down progression and forcing replaying previous levels halted my enjoyment for the game, and to top it off, I didn’t really enjoy looking at the game either. An interesting story that has been let down by some poor choices on the mechanic front.
A colorful brawler which, while still being fun, fails at many of its goals. A complete gameplay that is extremely burdened by an unpleasant aesthetics, a design of monotonous levels, and the lack of cohesion of its different elements.
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Deadbeat Heroes is… a brawler. There's really nothing more to say about it as, despite its effort to stand out with the use of its satirical approach to the Golden Age of comics, gameplay-wise it hasn't even tried to provide something more than some fast punching and dodging. Furthermore, it's currently super-buggy, strongly in need of some patching up to offer the option to change the keyboard/gamepad setting, and fix the poor performance and glitches/crashes.