I bought Heroes of Steel for $5 @amandachen and so far I like it. It is a fairly casual RPG which fits well with where I’m at in gaming. Don’t have time to learn complicated systems and need something I can jump in and out of easily. It allows one to save and quit just about any time without losing game time.
One thing I like is the crafting. You can merge a couple items, like a weapon with a trinket provided you have a couple Bloodstones, which are rare commodities and a smith, and you get an item that is a better weapon but the improvements are a bit random. And I like that the variety and quality of the weapons and gear that you can upgrade are limited. So if I upgrade the best sword I have, I’m not liable to find an even better sword soon thereafter (though you do find better items eventually, but it is a slower drip than other games of this type) and being frustrated that I should have waited a bit longer to not waste those rare Bloodstones. Or worse, not spending the stones as I wait for the inevitable better item. This seems like a smart design choice and for me crafting decisions are more thoughtful and have longer lasting benefits.
And it has a fairly engaging story. The Trese Brothers are good at creating a story that draws me in enough to put up with somewhat repetitive combat.
Those are my reflections after several hours into the game.