Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming - 10/20 hours

The third act of this game is a much welcome return to form. After the main character, Yusha, finishes his revenge quest and then scampers off into the sunset. Some time later, possibly after several centuries have passed, we take control of his descendant, Princess Yushia. The new main character's reckless thirst for adventure and limited understanding of the world outside the castle walls makes for some effective comedy.

Though the real comedy MVPs of any Half-Minute Hero game are the villains. And while the overall plot of chapter 3 is still a little too serious for my tastes and the main villain has a typical rpg agenda, the sub-bosses are generally sillier (like, one of them is a robotic sunfish who you arrange to strand on land and then casually dispatch). It's finally starting to feel like the game I wanted since the very beginning.

Let's hope they can keep it up.

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