Hades is an isometric roguelike action RPG dungeon crawler developed by Supergiant Games. It was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Nintendo Switch in September 2020, which followed an early access release in December 2018. It was later released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in August 2021.
The game follows Zagreus, Prince of the Underworld and son of Hades himself. The setting is based on Greek mythology. Zagreus attempts to escape from the Underworld to reach Mount Olympus via the outside world, at times aided by gifts from the other Olympian gods. Each run challenges the player through a random series of rooms populated with enemies and rewards. The game has a hack-and-slash combat system; the player uses a combination of their primary weapon attack, a special attack, a dash ability, and a magic ability to defeat them while avoiding damage to progress as far as possible. Each run challenges the player through a random series of rooms populated with enemies and rewards. While Zagreus will often die, the player can use gained treasure to improve specific attributes or unlock new weapons and abilities to enhance the chances of escaping on subsequent runs.
Standing in the Battledome
Hades is a reasonably powerful verse that rivals God of War, One Piece, Trigun, and 666 Satan.
They have many characters are multi-continent level, with an elder Olympian god Demeter for creating the ice age on Earth and bloating out the sun. Other characters like Chaos, Nyx, and Helios are planet level/star level, with Chaos portrait holding the Earth at his fingertips, and his realm has multiple stars in the background. Chaos is noted to have created all beings, including the world making him potentially universe-level. Nyx created the Underworld. Helios is stated to be the personification of the sun, with Thanatos saying that the surface world gets unbearably bright when the chariot of Helios is in the sky, referring to the sun.
The verse is decently fast, with most of their speed being massively hypersonic+ with Hermes transporting all souls to Charon and Zagreus being granted his speed Boon. Zagreus and the bosses are capable of dodging Zeus's lightning.
They have several hax abilities such as reality warping, life, and death manipulation, void manipulation, acausality, probability manipulation, fate manipulation, soul manipulation, mind manipulation, BFR, petrification, manipulating fate, intangibility, ability to harm ghosts, and inflicting curses.
The verse is physically impressive. Sisyphus was forced to push a giant boulder up a hill repeatedly. Titan Atlas is stated to have had his bones grow weary from carrying the world's weight. Zagreus defeated Asterius, the Bull of Mino, who was speculated to be even stronger than Heracles.
Supporters of the Series
- Papa Nier
- Atem (Gwyn)
- Sisyphus and Bouldy