Conan Chop Chop: Review

Conan Chop Chop is a whole lot of choppy fun if you like loot and chopping things in the face until you die, only to do it again and again and again!

What is best in life? Loot! And lots of it!

Conan Chop Chop, which started as an April Fool’s Joke, has finally been released. The rogue-lite game has captured the hearts of many fans. With its quirky cyanide and happiness styled art to its surprisingly deep mechanics and diverse builds. The game may look deceiving but it is really hard, which is good. Each run gets more intense as you go and players have to constantly adapt their build and play-style based on the gear that they find. This is probably what makes Chop Chop so addicting. I’ve had to completely change my tactics multiple times mid-run to adapt to the gear that I have found.

When players die, they drop all their money and they are sent back to town with XP used to buy game changing skills for their character as well as steelfire to buy better loot to go into rotation. The charms players can put into rotation really change how you play. Like bombs? There’s a dash-decoy bomb charm that allows you to drop a decoy (which is really just a bomb wearing a wig) that will lure enemies and explode. The best thing of all is that the charms compliment each other. If a player has the double bomb charm and the decoy one, they will drop two decoys instead of one. Mixing and matching different charms is so much fun and it really keeps me playing the game, despite dying over and over. I’ve made it as far as the last boss though I do feel like I’m getting better. The earlier bosses were tough as first but once I learnt their tactics, I find myself breezing through them. It really does feel like I am getting better, which is rewarding.

 

The game’s controls are simple and easy to get a grasp of. The builds and loot is deep and the graphics cute. This game mixes different tones and somehow just works. I highly recommend it to players who love a challenge.