I had Mini Healer on my wishlist for a while now and always knew that I want to buy it! Now, I finally did. This game can be summed up quickly if you’re familiar with healing in MMOs like World of Warcraft or Lord of the Rings Online (whack-a-mole style of healing, that is). You play a healer and play through boss fights with your group (a tank and two damage dealers).
I always loved playing healing classes in MMOs. The only thing I dislike is having to go through dungeons with random people. Or, I should specify: With rude random people. And since you never know who you’re going to end up with, there is always that risk of getting an idiot in your group. With Mini Healer, you can play a healer as often and as long as you want with no idiots in sight. Of course, since healing is usually a stressful tasks that forces you to stay focused, I don’t know if my NPC group is doing anything stupid.
The mechanic to play – other than the usual healing skills – is also quite interesting. If I move to the ring that reduces incoming fire damage, my whole group gets reduced fire damage. So, you don’t need to rely on any pathfinding, AI, etc. Only on your own skill! It is not as complex as healing a raid in an MMO, but it certainly keeps you on your toes so far and I’ve only done the first few bosses!
I did wipe on a boss twice despite not having issues with him at first. Only then did I realize that I had accidentally increased the boss difficulty from normal to brutal. My level was still too low for that, though. But the tank and I were close… if only I hadn’t run out of mana. Oh well… In general, the boss fights don’t take long. Or the ones in the beginning don’t, at least.
And since there are always (or almost always) several healer classes to choose in MMOs, you can also choose between several ones here: Druid, Priest, Occultist and Paladin. You start with the Druid, so that’s the only class I know so far. I think the others are already unlocked to play as well, though.
It stands at 96 % positive reviews with 700+ reviews. So far, even though I only just got started, I definitely agree with that rating!
My verdict: Highly recommended (but please note that it is in Early Access!)
“Quick impressions” are what the title implies: Not a fully grown review. I just want to share my thoughts about a game quickly. So there will often be more pictures than text. Please also note that I did not get paid by the developers nor am I affiliated with them in any way. I bought the game from my own money and my opinion is my own – subjective, as always. So please take everything here with a grain of salt!
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