The Review: What is Hammerfight?
Wow, this one actually surprised me! When I read that Hammerfight a physics game where you use mouse gestures to control your character, I expected an interesting gimmick that will grow old fast and just get in the way of the game. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
In Hammerfight, you control a flying vehicle with a huge weapon attached to it, usually a boulder on a chain or something similar. You use your mouse to move and to swing your weapon around and hit stuff. Now, this might sound a bit tedious, but it really works great. The physics are on point and it really does feel like you are actually hitting stuff. I have played the game for a few levels and, while it is hard, it never felt like it was hard because of the controls.
I didn’t get far enough, but it also seems that, later on, you get to customize your flying machine and weapons with various gems. Even without this, the game feels fun, but I have to say, I’m looking forward to that part.
The visuals and the story of Hammerfight are another great plus. The story seems detailed and interesting, the graphics look decent, with lots of attention to detail, and the music creates a great atmosphere. There are places in the game where you can chose which way to go, which also adds some replayability. In any case, a fun game. I recommend!