Hood: Outlaws & Legends Review

Select your Outlaw, gather your team of 4 and conquer both Enemy players and NPCs as you fight to gain the key, loot the vault and extract the treasure in this PvPvE game and rise to the title of Legend.

Hood Legends and Outlaws Sumo Digital and Focus Home Interactive worked hard to achieve gameplay that rewards stealth with assassinations and by hard grinding unlocks perks to help you pull off those clutch moments or scavenge for the arrows you have already used.

If you do play as the Archer or as the Assassin (which uses a small crossbow mounted on her arm) make sure that each arrow counts as you are not able to loot dead bodies, you will need to look for an arrow crate to replenish your ammunition, adding to the difficulty of these classes, yet you are highly rewarded as you can engage in long-range battles and pull off critical headshot to stop the enemy in their tracks or delay the objective long enough for your team to catch up to them.

If you are crouched in the bushes the Guards would not be able to see you unless you already pulled aggro, and it is extremely difficult for players to see each other in the bushes, making them ideal for ambushes, use this to your advantage as you try to conquer the ideal respawn points to stay one step ahead of the enemy, keep in mind that for ranged characters there is a flashing white light similar to a sniper’s scope while you take aim.

The tank is the least difficult character to play and becomes terrifying once he closes in on you, depending on the perks being used he can kill you in one heavy swing of his hammer, Tooka, on the other hand, is also a melee character, but instead of being able to kill you with one swing such as the tank, he has a lot longer reach with his flail and can heal those close to him.

There are grenade crates within the 3 available maps that allow each character with a unique bomb from smoke grenades, to flash and poison grenades. Outside of this, there is more to each class, the 2 ranged characters (who can also do melee damage) can dodge, whereas the 2 melee characters can block. Each class has a special ability, the Archer has an arrow with an explosive tip and the tank just becomes tankier.

Some players might find it a little bit disappointing not having a story mode which would give them more meaning behind the fight between the Huntingdon and Loxley, Cosmetics and new weapons can be achieved in the same manner as what you would achieve perks, with gold by in-game actions, and then either class level or hideout level, but costumes and weapons are just cosmetics and do not increase perks such as increased damage or additional arrows.

Final Thoughts: With aggro working similar to that of Assassin’s Creed and the gameplay having the same feel as For Honor, it is an enjoyable game, some players might feel that the game is lacking or might go as far as to say that the game does not feel complete as you only have a Heist and Tutorial option, the game might also be challenging for local gamers as there are currently no local servers for Hood Legends and Outlaws.

Good

  • The grind for the cosmetics and perks makes you want to play the game
  • Environment can be your friend is played correctly

Bad

  • No Story Mode
  • No Local Servers
  • Only 3 maps and 1 game mode currently
7.9

Good

Graphics - 8
Audio - 8.9
Gameplay - 7.4
Replayability - 7.2
Lover of MOBAs and FPS type games, very competitive type player who enjoys games that also has some complexity added to them, would spend hours on end farming on a game such as Warframe, BDO, Elite Dangerous or any other game in that line.

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