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- Old-School Graphics, New-Age Metal Sound - Classic 8-bit graphics give this game its unique visual style, while original music by one of Japan's most critically-acclaimed guitarists keeps a pace as fast and furious as the gameplay.
- Fast-paced Action for Instant Gratification - A fresh new way to play games, clearing stages in 30-second intervals.
- Four Completely Different and Unique Game Play Modes - Four distinct storylines and modes that encompass an action RPG, a shooter, an escort mission, and a strategy game, keep the gameplay fresh and varied.
- Over 15 Hours of Total Gameplay - With each of the four unique modes containing 30 distinct stages, short individual play times add up to many hours of total gameplay.
- Intense Multiplayer Action - Connect two to four friends through ad-hoc wireless connection for blazing fast competition.
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1) Half-Minute Hero is a love letter to fans of old-school game music featuring over a dozen composers.
2) Several high profile composers are on board such as Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, ActRaiser, Ys: Books I & II) and Motoi Sakuraba (Tales series, Star Ocean, Golden Sun).
3) Half-Minute Hero's kick ass guitar tracks are reminiscent of those found in Ys: Books I & II, Mystic Quest, and Lufia II.
4) All the in-game music can be listened to on its own via an unlockable music player.
5) The superb sound quality makes you wish you could hear your favorite SNES tunes re-mastered.
6) Half-Minute Hero's pixelated visuals are a stylish re-imagining of the 8-bit era.
7) This retro-style title includes four main quests, an epic finale, and a bonus mode.
8) The quests take place in chronological order, so it's useful to start from the beginning, even though two others are unlocked from the get-go.
9) Half-Minute Hero's first quest: Hero 30, is a series of thirty bite-sized RPGs all featuring the main hero with the default name: Hero.
10) As with the heroes of many 8 and 16-bit RPGs, Hero is a fearless, yet silent protagonist.Read more ›
I really like the graphics. They're pixelly and 8-bit, and while the characters are SO blocky you can barely tell what they look like, this is on purpose. The parts of the graphics that are 'permitted' to look more fashionable most definitely do, though! The maps look nice (though they're pixelly as well), and the scenes are pretty artistic. The animation has nice easing and certain things such as projectiles are visually appealing. One thing I definitely did not like, though, was the layout and where certain things such as health bars and mana gauges were located. Oftentimes you'll find yourself completely ignoring everything except these gauges, and you'll end up paying for it later on. Making the health bars closer to the center of the screen, or making a mana gauge easier to read would have made the gameplay flow much better. Stylistically, though, it's consistent, but I hate the font that's used, as the lower case Os and As are extremely hard to tell apart from each other. There are also complaints that the menu looks too plain, but personally I like it; the style is simple, sure, but it looks like it's from an independent developer, which makes it seem 'cozy' to me.
This game, as others have mentioned, has an excellent soundtrack. From listening to it, you will hear tons of different influences from video games and genres all around. Every track fits the mood perfectly, although some tracks are used too much when some aren't used enough. The sound effects work, but you won't pay much attention to them due to the soundtrack which is both louder and more appealing.Read more ›
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A fun, fast RPG with tons of content and awesome retro sprites.Published 18 months ago by Glen LaValley
Good story with a good layout.
Good for a casual gamer as well as intense.
I purchased this Item since a video game website gave a great review on it, I guess the part that I missed is to check a walk through of it, since the game it self is not that... Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by Jonathan Ricart