Hoplite is a turn-based roguelike strategy game focusing on tactical movement around small maps. It is free to play and has a single in app purchase of $2.99 to unlock the full content.
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Pro Deep gameplay
You must plan your movements and attacks, paying attention to all enemy positions and their attacks. This makes for a game that the player can pour over their options, for as long as they like, which can be pretty enveloping.
Pro Easy to understand the rules
Someone called it "Chess, the roguelike". You have all the information before you move, every time. Enemies follow a simple ruleset, with no variation. There is almost no randomness. You know that you will die the turn before you do, and you will die because you painted yourself into a corner.
Pro Great replay value
There is a good list of achievements, which creates a high replay value. It encourages the user to play very differently in subsequent replays. Which is great for keeping the game fresh.
Pro Can be played at your own pace
Hoplite is a turn based game, making for something that people can take their time with, deciding on their strategy for each move.
Pro Solid longevity
Each level in the game is randomly generated, making for a different experience every time it is played. This makes for a game that can be played endlessly with many variations in design of levels.
Pro Fun but difficult game+ gameplay
Starting on level 16, the altars get replaced by a portal. The player has the choice to "win" the game by exiting through the portal, or to ignore the portal on that level and venture deeper, aiming for higher scores on progressively more difficult floors. This is great for those that enjoy more challenge and extra content past the regular ending.
Pro Large assortment of enemies
There is a wide array of enemies to encounter and fight.
Pro Chesslike gameplay
Con Short game
Hoplite does not take that long to complete as it can be finished in an average playthrough in around an hour.