This past weekend at Ubisoft’s EB Expo 2013 booth, we got to go hands on with the hottest commodity in PC gaming with Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. The action RPG tower defense game was undoubtedly a fan-favourite at Ubisoft’s booth with the game garnering quite a crowd of players ready to quest for the titular ‘epic loot’.
Immediately upon getting hands on with the game, I found myself amazed at how approachable the game’s control system was. It was remarkably user-friendly and quite inviting to those who aren’t exactly hardcore PC gamers. It utilizes a simple control layout that is easy to learn, opening up the game to all walks of gamer skill.
While the game is still in beta at the moment, there wasn’t any real bugs to be seen in our time with the game. It was well polished and the gameplay experience was fun and intuitive.
The game itself is relatively simple, challenging you to take on enemy castles to try and defeat their defenses and gain that epic loot. On the flip side of that you can also build up your own defenses to protect your castle from devastating damage.
On show at the EB Expo 2013 demo of the game was two different yet distinct classes of characters. We had the Knight and Archer, both of whom play completely differently. The Knight is a more melee based character that attacks head on. The Archer however prefers to stand back and attack from afar, never coming into the line of fire. Both classes have their advantages and disadvantages. For example the Knight takes a large amount of damage during his head to head clashes, the Archer doesn’t do as much damage with his weaker long range attacks but he takes less damage.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot hits the right balance between simple and fun, becoming a glorious mix of the two. It may not be the most complex game out there but its certainly one of the more entertaining ones. It has a Diablo-esque vibe, but not at all serious. It is the sense of humour underneath Might Quest for Epic Loot that makes it so endearing.
The game’s detailed castle creator tool and simple yet addictively fun battles make for a solid mix of complexity and simplicity. While the game is still in beta, it is hard to tell due to the sheer polished veneer that Might Quest for Epic Loot has.