Should you be interested in getting the loot hack'n'slash experience made popular by Diablo II and endlessly copied since then in a portable format on your 3DS, you might want to look at these two new reviews we have rounded up for Heroes of Ruin.
Heroes of Ruin is ultimately just another run-of-the-mill experience, which is truly unfortunate considering it's pretty much the only title in the genre on Nintendo’s hardware over a year after launch. Its potential is totally squandered on a highly forgettable experience. Heroes of Ruin doesn't do anything to make the genre sparkle anew, and with its short span of content, you won't exactly find yourself locked in for too long. Heroes of Ruin has no shining areas; it's barely competent, and despite its status as the only online-enabled hack-and-slash for the 3DS, you’d be better off waiting for someone else to execute the genre better.
In the end, Heroes of Ruin offers ample fun for online play-starved 3DS owners, but its novelty will appeal most to those who aren’t heavy into hack’n slash RPGs on other platforms. Though n-Space has worked hard to offer multiple daily and weekly challenges to extend the short campaign and encourage players to jump into others’ games, the lack of difficulty will likely result in few players making Heroes of Ruin a title they return to repeatedly. Even so, Heroes of Ruin offers an experience unlike any other on the 3DS to date, and the ease with which players can jump in and conquer dungeons with friends or strangers will be a joy for all but the most jaded of action RPG fanatics. Hopefully Heroes of Ruin can overcome the odds and charm 3DS owners enough to sustain an online player base for months to come.