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  • Summary: In this "RPG" style action adventure, you are a former super hero sidekick and have been assigned to protect "Smalltown" by the A.S.H.A. (American Super Heroes Association). As you fight crime and put evildoers in their place, you climb the super hero ladder, your superpowers increase andIn this "RPG" style action adventure, you are a former super hero sidekick and have been assigned to protect "Smalltown" by the A.S.H.A. (American Super Heroes Association). As you fight crime and put evildoers in their place, you climb the super hero ladder, your superpowers increase and you'll be promoted within the A.S.H.A.! Build your hero, male or female. Choose your costume from an unlimited combination of colors and decide on which of the over 50 superpowers you need and you're ready to hit the streets! Built on the renewed public interest in comic book stories, as exemplified in the X-Men and the Spiderman movie. Create a fun and exciting gaming experience through a progression of missions. The design gives gamers an "Open Ended" story and setting, which offers a perfect opportunity for sequels and expansions. [Infogrames] Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Not the best superhero game every created, Hero X still has its own charm. The action is well done, and the game has bright, lush graphics and a large gaming world. Stability problems are its bane.
  2. In many ways this is a generic quality game - not embarrassing in any area, while at the same time not being outstanding either.
  3. The concept is great, the gameplay mechanics are basic (but present), and the overall style is there, just not implemented.
  4. The game misfires at almost every turn, featuring repetitive and overly simple gameplay, as well as dated graphics and an almost complete lack of sound effects.
  5. PC Gamer
    33
    Pretty darned awful...With barely five hours of gameplay, no voiceovers, non-existent AI, and amateruish chapter-ending cartoons, Hero X can't even rightly be called a decent bargain-bin pick. [Oct 2002, p.102]
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  1. J.B.
    Aug 11, 2006
    6
    For those interested in a game with a good replay value and a comically self lampooning storyline, Hero X will suffice. At it's current For those interested in a game with a good replay value and a comically self lampooning storyline, Hero X will suffice. At it's current market price of almost-free, you'll get more than your money's worth. Expand
  2. ShawnHubbard
    May 24, 2008
    5
    A short game, entertaining while it lasts. No real depth, despite the fact that you get to choose hero powers as you advance through theA short game, entertaining while it lasts. No real depth, despite the fact that you get to choose hero powers as you advance through the story. The story is just OK, and there are very few villains. As a matter of fact, you end up facing the same villains twice! It feels artificial and seems like they developers were just trying extend the play time. Otherwise, it would probably be finished in 3 hours! Fun for what it is but don't expect much. Expand