Summary: The original Half-Minute Hero is quite possibly my favorite game released for the PlayStation Portable. Its inventive take on role-playing games was refreshing, while its self-referential humor regarding the conventions of that genre charmed the hell out of me.
Conclusion: The controls are simple and effective, and the level designs are as sharp and quirky as the dialogue. Yes, it drags at times, but it's a case of "too much of a good thing" rather than having to wade through level after level of blandness.
Summary: Bizarrely now one of my favourite games this year, " Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax " was a real surprise. Previews intrigued me, but the final game is a really awesome little title, with bags of humour and innovative gameplay.
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax (X360) - Review
25 August 2011
Excerpt: Half Minute Hero for the PSP, launched back in 2009, was an RPG that poked fun at its own genre by parodying some of its more common concepts and formulas. Endowed with a great sense of humor and a frantic pace, the game allowed you to complete a huge epic story arc in only a few minutes.
XBLA Review - 'Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax'
4 July 2011
Summary: Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax is a complete hypersonic RPG adventure: start your quest, meet people who need your help, fight through dark dungeons, earn money, upgrade equipment, level up, level up, level up, and take down the final boss ... all in just half a minute!
Excerpt: If you played turn-based sword-and-sorcery RPGs during their 16-bit prime, you know they often involved lots of level-grinding drudgery. Half-Minute Hero lovingly emulates the aesthetics but fast-forwards through the tedium.
Pros: + All the loot lust and leveling of old-school RPGs, concentrated into minutes., + Over 60 adventures of retro style, colorful characters, and monster variety.
Cons: - Movement on world maps feels slippery; unnecessarily difficult online multiplayer., ? Can you call it grinding when it takes seconds?
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Review (XBLA)
Yet Another Review Site
21 July 2011
Excerpt: NO TIME FOR HEADINGS! READ REVIEW! When I was a kid, I was so na�ve to think that quantity was quality in the gaming world, and by this logic JRPG’s should be the Holy Grail of anything to grace gaming platforms. How wrong I was.
Pros: Incredibly addictive gameplay, Loads of things to collect, Great replay value, Tons of modes to enjoy and endure
Cons: Not a lot of new features added from the PSP version
Excerpt: Normalt er RPG-titler noget langsommeligt halløj, hvor man ofte snildt kan bruge hundredevis af timer i selskab med sin helt og den verden, man befinder sig i. I Half-Minute Hero, der udkom til Sony PSP for et par år siden, forholder det sig stik modsat, for her varer hele eventyret blot 30 sekunder...
Pros: Originalt spilkoncept God humor Fremragende gameplay