Excerpt: Role playing games are generally known to be builders of patience. Half-Minute Hero breaks the mold. The player has thirty seconds to stop the evil character(s). This involves leveling up, solving puzzles (like finding a secret path to the castle, or fixing a broken bridge). Sound impossible?
Excerpt: I am a busy guy. As I get older, I find myself having more and more responsibilities. Because of this, most days simply do not have enough time in them. Being an Editor for a gaming website, it is also my job to spend hours playing games and forming an opinion about them.
Excerpt: From the instant that I heard about the North American localization of Half-Minute Hero , I knew that I would play the game and I knew that I would have fun doing so. Its hook was too great not to love: RPG quests condensed from the fifty-hour affairs of my youth so that they now last a paltry 30...
Excerpt: Do you ever wish that RPGs weren't so long and time-consuming? That it didn't require so much grinding? Do you ever long for the days of classic 8-bit RPGs that didn't have elaborate battle systems or intricate leveling or skill system?
Excerpt: You name your hero, you’re summoned by the King for help, you defeat the monsters that are plaguing the kingdom, a villain sets up to destroy the planet, the King asks you to save the world, you challenge the villain and lose.
Summary: If you own a PSP, this is a definite buy. It’s a shame, though. I really think that this would be a great title for the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network or really any other digital storefront.
Pros: +Extremely fast-paced., +Repeating levels to obtain better scores leads to endless replay value., +True to the original RPG formula., +Tons of levels., +Good amount of variation., +Never too difficult, but also far from easy., +Perfect idea for a portable title., +Intense soundtrack keeps the bal...
Cons: -Unless you own a PSP, you wont be playing this game.
Summary: Fans of classic role-playing will be glued to their PSPs with this quirky gem. The blend of old-school graphics and gameplay with irreverent humor and time constraints provides gamers with an original portable adventure.
Pros: Fun and funny, Quick pace, Engaging game modes
Cons: Grows repetitive, Though deliberate, graphics are incredibly primitive, Other game modes aren't as inspired as the main Hero 30 mode