Loop Hero ticks a lot of my indie game boxes.

It’s aesthetically and thematically interesting, despite still largely being standard fantasy knight-fights-monsters affair. It will remind you that pixel-art is a technique – not a style – and that “another pixel-art indie game” only became a disparaging term because so many people were using the technique with far less style than Loop Hero does.

This game is a chunky, crunchy little bag of systems which do borrow from deckbuilding games… but not enough for “deckbuilder” to adequately describe this arcane, obscure little set-and-forget adventure.