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Heroes & Empires stands out as a strategy-based RPG game with significant heroic ethos amidst a clan-ridden world. Harnessing both PC and Mobiles, Heroes & Empires runs on Binance Blockchain and represents yet another play-to-earn opportunity with the native cryptocurrency HE (Heroes & Empires Token). Is this gaming effort worth your time? Let’s find out. 

Heroes & Empires Overview

  • Extensive Hero Races
  • Binance Blockchain & $HE Token
  • PvE & PvP modes
  • Available for PCs & Mobile Phones
  • Team Play via Guilds
Heroes & Empires Game Review

Is Heroes & Empires Another Run-of-the-Mill Crypto-Earning BS?

Well, you don’t have to be a Sherlock to sense my implications. Since coming up with something remotely unique to say about this scarcely covered piece appeared nearly impossible, I wisely outsourced this harrowing duty to my buddy Bard. Here’s what Google’s chatbot had to say about Heroes & Empires:

Heroes & Empires is a play-to-earn strategy game that combines the elements of RPG and auto-chess. It is developed on the Unity engine and features modern gameplay and high-end graphics. The game is compatible with both PC and mobile devices.

Heroes & Empires Review
Source: HE Blog

In Heroes & Empires, players collect and upgrade heroes from different races and classes. They can then use these heroes to battle other players in arena mode or to raid dungeons for loot. Players can also earn rewards by completing quests and participating in events.

Heroes & Empires is a free-to-play game, but players can also purchase NFT heroes and other in-game items. These NFTs can then be traded or sold on the game’s marketplace.

Here are some of the key features of Heroes & Empires:

  • Play-to-earn: Players can earn rewards by playing the game, such as in-game currency, NFT heroes, and other items.
  • Collectible heroes: Players can collect and upgrade heroes from different races and classes. Each hero has unique abilities and traits.
  • Auto-chess gameplay: Players can battle other players in arena mode or raid dungeons for loot. The game’s auto-chess gameplay allows players to focus on strategy rather than micromanagement.
  • High-end graphics: Heroes & Empires features high-end graphics that make the game visually appealing.
  • Cross-platform compatibility: Heroes & Empires is compatible with both PC and mobile devices, allowing players to play the game on their preferred platform.

Reality Strikes Heroes & Empires Hard

Great… Nicely wrapped up except for the modern gameplay and high-end graphics. In contrast with Bard’s optimism, here’s what it really looks like. Looking for an up-to-date gameplay showcase on YouTube proved to be of little use (which speaks volumes, I reckon), so I’m providing this year-old pre-alpha snippet. Do dig in!

Ehm, if high-end graphics and modern gameplay were a synonym for “I’m-doing-Windows-Mobile-Game-Fro-Nokia,” Bard would be oh so spot on. Unfortunately, it’s not the case. The entire development of this project looks quite standstilled, since Heroes & Empires’ official Twitter (oh, sorry, X) page still wishes us a Happy New Year despite the waning summer still tormenting us with the persistent heat of August.

Heroes & Empires Official Twitter Page
Heroes & Empires Official X page – 25th of August 2023

But don’t worry. Heroes & Empires developers didn’t leave us with such a cutting-edge gem only. Their latest and highly promoted offering is their own NFT marketplace. For when your game doesn’t sell, its assets surely will! Its creative title, OverMint, does indeed a great job of foreshadowing what the whole thing is going to be about. Just hope that “months of testing and fixing bugs” went smoothly.

Tokenomics Overview

Let’s wonder why “all-things-crypto” in regards to Heroes & Empires have so much more resources online than the gameplay itself. NFTs, token, staking, frequent giveaways even, all of this seems to be of much bigger concern to the developers than the boring stuff, such as game mechanics, actual gameplay, and 2023 graphics. Let’s have a look:

Heroes & Empires Token (HE) is the governance token of Heroes & Empires. It is used for the following purposes:

  • Staking: Players can stake HE tokens to earn rewards.
  • Voting: HE token holders can vote on important game decisions.
  • Purchasing NFT heroes: HE tokens can be used to purchase NFT heroes from the game’s marketplace.
  • Paying for in-game items: HE tokens can be used to purchase in-game items, such as gear and consumables.
  • Transaction fees: HE tokens are used to pay for transaction fees on the game’s blockchain.

The Heroes & Empires tokenomics are designed to ensure that the game is fair and sustainable. The team has allocated a significant portion of the total supply to the liquidity pool and marketing and development. This will help to ensure that the game has a healthy economy and a large player base.

Here is a breakdown of the token distribution:

  • Private sale: 10%
  • Public sale: 15%
  • Team and advisors: 15%
  • Liquidity pool: 40%
  • Marketing and development: 20%

The Heroes & Empires token is currently trading on a number of exchanges, including PancakeSwap, MEXC, and LBank. The price of HE has been relatively stable in recent months. Here’s what “stable” actually means in red:

Heroes & Empires $HE token chart on CoinMarketCap
Source: CoinMarketCap

Plenty of heroes and races, and NFTs are plenty of useless

Just like most crypto gaming favs, Heroes & Empires bets on the same card. A plethora of collectible items at the expense of gaming experience and actual gameplay where you could make use of your costly NFTs. Heroes & Empires introduces several hero races, classes, rarities, and equipment. If you still feel like exploring these structures in great depth, you’re free to do so, the Heroes & Empires website is packed with it.

Heroes & Empires Rarity Chart

Final Thoughts

Heroes & Empires is as bad as it gets. For obvious reasons, this yet another “next-gen” crypto game is the epitome of why being a “next-gen” and crypto game sucks in most cases. Graphics? Reminds me of my elementary school years playing early touchscreen games in the days of Stylus and Nokia. Gameplay follows suit, and token prices appear stable in a flatline manner. Don’t even bother, Heroes & Empires sucks as hard as its unimaginative title.

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.