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Heroes Rise

4.2 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews



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Heroes Rise: the Prodigy is an interactive novel where you control the main character. In each chapter, your choices determine how the story proceeds.

In Heroes Rise, Powered heroes have become the ultimate celebrities, and you dream of joining the A-List. To get there, you'll first have to take down evil Powered gangs, compete with deadly rivals, choose a worthy sidekick, team up with famous champions, and prove to all of Millennia City that you're a true hero.

Will you crusade for justice, or gun for money? Will you work as a team with the world-famous Millennial Group, or will you steal their spotlight? Build your character, choose their paths and enjoy the outcomes.

If you like gamebooks, you'll love Heroes Rise. Its unique approach to interactive fiction allows larger, deeper, and richer stories than traditional gamebooks. There are many different endings, good luck finding them all!

Note: Contains material that may not be appropriate for children.

Product details

  • Version: 1.1 (What's new in version 1.1)
  • Release Date: October 10, 2012
  • File Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Choice of Games
  • Sold by: Choice of Games
  • ASIN: B008JA0BXE
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,146 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Ed Pegg Jr VINE VOICE on July 23, 2012
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Here, you get to play a hero... who you get quite a bit of input on. Name, sex, sexuality, fears, joys, desires, problems. Each time a choice is made, the background program makes a bit of and adjustment, and the story carries on, but things might turn out differently with different choices.

The story -- at least the versions I played through -- are quite excellent. Good villains abound, and the world that they've set up is excellently detailed.

I got beaten up quite a lot in the first six acts. I'm not sure if that was my choices, so I'll want to play through it again to see if I can do any better.

Recommended.
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Heroes Rise is a traditional super hero story without being too cliche, and it's cute without being hokey. There is also a lot of replay value. As of writing this review, I'm on my fourth character and still experiencing things that didn't happen with any of the last three.

Unlike many RPGs, this game doesn't allow you to create a "perfect" character. Your hero WILL make big mistakes, and will NOT always be the best or get the last word, which makes everything so much more interesting. The NPCs are three-dimensional characters, and I was frequently surprised by which ones I ended up loving and not loving.

Heroes Rise is both one of my favorite text-based RPGs, and one of my favorite novels. If I have any complaint to make, it's my impatience for the sequel. Can't wait to see what happens next.
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Part of me wants to love these games. There is something satisfying about playing one of these games where you get to see the results of your choices as you read the story.

The problem I have with the products from this publisher is that all too often the story ends up being extremely linear with only a few variations. Unlike the classic "choose your own adventure" books from my childhood, the choices in this story don't send you to a definite new ending, but are rated based on a scoring system. You have a potential score at the end, and your performance is based on that.

This means that the amount of "replayability" of these stories ends up rather limited because the ending is somewhat locked. You might be able to push it slightly, but these games are not a dynamic as the older version.

Still for hte price its a decnnt way to kill a half hour or so, so I cannot condemn it. However, its definitely only for those that truly love the games.
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I'm a huge fan of interactive fiction and the company Choice of Games. However, I was a bit wary of the price of this new game. I had never bought any of the other CoG before, merely played them online.
However, it was worth the price. It is a long game with lots of meaningful choices and interesting plot twists. I love it and my brother, who has taken a stab at playing it, also loves it. So far he's halfway through and amazed at the quality. I also really enjoyed the ending as it gave me closure, as well as left me wanting more, something that I've noticed is a problem in other Choice of Games (specifically the lack of closure, I always want more of these games).
I can't wait to see what Choice of Games comes up with next.
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This interactive novel caught my attention when I saw it. I thought making your own choices would be kind of fun. I was wrong. It was REALLY fun! The basic storyline never really changes, and many of your choices don't matter too much, but it was always fun to find out how your choices affected your career. The big choices that actually matter in the long run are:

1. Whether or not you want to work with the police
2. If you want to make a truce with Jury
3. Killing or not killing Prodigal

Sometimes the game forces choices upon you, which can be annoying. The game says you can get a Legend of 100 in the end, but the highest I've gotten is 68. And that was with killing Prodigal, too. Anyhow, this game lasted longer than most normal books do for me. I recommend this game.
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By Rebekah on August 26, 2012
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I really enjoyed this game book and the world building was great. However, there were a few things that I wish the game had. Choices on abilities. Yea it was great to fly and control energy but it would have been better to have more selection on powers. More leeway on choices. There were times I wished my choices didn't peeve off others like Jury and Mayor Victon. Yea I get there was a point in having them hate you but I would have liked to have seen another side of the coin. Also there were alot of loose ends that needed resolution I hope that there will be a sequel.
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By Tabagisme on August 30, 2012
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Only really good for one playthrough. None of the choices matter. You can't avoid the romance, you can't avoid confict with the Mayor or Jury, all sidekick choices end up with the same resolution, the main villain never changes. In fact, nothing about the story changes except for your score and some very minor details, which is frustrating given how entertaining the world is. Succeeds as a short and fun superhero story, but fails as an engaging adventure that can be played multiple times. Still, of the Choice titles, this one is really the best.
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This was a quite entertaining choose-your-own-adventure style story.

A few glitches came up such as:

After choosing my role model, having the game insist afterward that someone else was my hero. As well as the poster on my characters wall changing at random.

The power enhancement gear you can receive at various times in the game sometimes failed to lower the cost of using the powers it was for.
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