Okhlos

Score: ★★★★

Okhlos is a pretty fun game. Leading a growing legion of greek from various classes with the force of philosophy has never been more joyful.

Basically you are in control of a philosopher that, with his/her charisma, will lead the troop against the oppressive gods, destroying every enemy/building/whatever in front of you. The more you grow the more you unlock, the more you can destroy, the more you are strong, it is reflective of the basic assumption: bigger is better.

There are many class and types of heroes and troops, that affects the statistics of the crowd in HP, Attack, Defense, Speed, but some of them are special and can be recruited at the beginning of your journey or in the middle of missions from a merchant. These heroes not only can boost your stats, but can also expand the crowd or have other special effects.

As said, the more you destroy, the more you can destroy, if you are quick enough the crowd basically gets hyped and can break buildings into pieces. In the game there are five basic classes: philosopher, attack soldier, defense soldier, slave and civilians. You need at least one philosopher in the group, as the leader, soldier boost relatives stats, slaves can hold items (cure and buffers) and civilians are easy to find force.

Every member of your crew has its own stats, name and interests too. The game works this way: it is controlled similar to Pikmin, so you move crowd and leader independently and you should send your crowd towards the enemies, staying behind. For every city you visit there is a boss, that may not always be the same, it is random between a couple. You can also find secret bosses within levels.

The game is meant to be played several times to unlock everything, because every time you start over you can still access every unlocked hero.

 Photo by: GamingHD

Photo by: GamingHD

Okhlos is a fun game, personally I have not encountered any kind of problem, the controls are well constructed and the humor is brilliant. It is a well crafted pixelated game that deserves to be played, especially thinking about the amount of greek references that are in there, despite being an obvious parody.

What Coffee Powered Machine has done is a good game with jolly vibes you can enjoy without feeling the pressure of failure.