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  • Summary: A new chapter in the Chinese legend of Journey to the West is about to unfold! Based on the animated film Monkey King: Hero Is Back, this adaptation pits the Great Sage himself, Sun Wukong, newly freed after 500 years of imprisonment, with Liuer, a young boy who looks up to the Monkey KingA new chapter in the Chinese legend of Journey to the West is about to unfold! Based on the animated film Monkey King: Hero Is Back, this adaptation pits the Great Sage himself, Sun Wukong, newly freed after 500 years of imprisonment, with Liuer, a young boy who looks up to the Monkey King in a journey that brings them close together. Expand
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  1. Nov 12, 2019
    60
    Monkey King: Hero is Back feels like a lost title from the PlayStation 2 era, and that's not a bad thing.
  2. Oct 17, 2019
    60
    I enjoyed a fair amount of what this game had to offer, but the limited, claustrophobic nature of much of the navigation, coupled with slow movement, poor story, and extremely limited enemy types, make it a harder sell.
  3. CD-Action
    Nov 25, 2019
    45
    Though the levels were made mostly as claustrophobic tunnels, the game’s world constantly attacks us with loading screens – and does it in an exceptionally bad manner. It’s a time travel two console generations back. [13/2019, p.88]
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  1. Oct 20, 2019
    4
    Invisible walls everywhere, forced slow walking for exposition-talk,
    an incredibly annoying kid that follows you around, won't shut up and
    Invisible walls everywhere, forced slow walking for exposition-talk,
    an incredibly annoying kid that follows you around, won't shut up and stands in your way at any time.

    Gameplay gets interrupted every 5 minutes for exposition-talk or incredibly condescending tutorial-messages.

    The game thinks you are stupid.

    Enough said.
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