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HammerHelm Review

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A very fun RPG combined with city building. It has a lot of features to improve your quality of life. For example: the dwarves in your city will gather resources for you. ~12h for 100%.


Approximate amount of time to 100%: 10h active gameplay and 2h idling, or active gameplay if you would prefer that
Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: No, but you don’t need a guide
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: A little bit, getting the later armor sets may feel a bit like a grind
DLC-Only achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
RNG-achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

I like this RPG combined with city building a lot! This game is in Early Access and might be a bit buggy, but the developer is very quick with responses and with fixing existing bugs. I have no doubt that this game will only get better than it already is. The game might get new achievements later on, but I don’t think they will get too crazy.

You start with an empty city and have the task to build a city for you and other dwarves that don’t want to live underground anymore, but enjoying the sun while living their lives. Speaking about the sun: I really love the artwork for the sky and sunrise is so beautiful in this game! While you’re building your city with houses and different other buildings like shops, you’ll get quests. Those quests are problems the other dwarves experience and they ask you to fix those problems. Almost all of those quests are tasks in which you have to fight a few monsters. A lovely feature in this game is that, if you complete a dungeon, i.e. killed all monsters, you’ll get the option to exit the dungeon with the press of a button. It is so nice to not have to walk back. Another very nice feature is that your dwarves will farm items for you, so you don’t have to farm wood, stone, leather, and minerals.

Most of the achievements are for building a specific building and place an owner in the building so it will run. The longest achievements will be getting all the different armor sets. I would highly suggest focusing on those ones as fast as you can. When you complete one full set, a few quests later the questline for a new material you need for the next armor set will pop. Do those quests as quickly as possible, because the sooner you unlock the new material, the sooner your dwarves can gather the new material. When you’re doing a quest in a cave, always explore the cave till the end; even if there aren’t any monsters anymore. I’ve had a lot of instances of a vein of the new material being just around the corner! Also know that after you unlocked the new material, you can go into the mine in the safe area and get a little bit more of those new materials. So far it always seemed to works once; the veins don’t seem to replenish.

It might be a bit boring, but when I was done with all the other achievements and only had those armor sets left, I let my game run in the background so my dwarves would gather the new material. I checked in from time to time to see if they had gathered enough for me to make a full new set of armor. Continuing to quest might be the faster way, but I didn’t mind waiting.



This review is written on 18 February 2020 based on the Steam version which has 31 achievement when I write this review. The information can be outdated when developers add or remove achievements.