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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. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 17, 2019
    80
    Combat flowed smoothly, and the combat system was simple enough for even a young kid to learn.
  2. 80
    Monkey King: Hero is Back is a good action adventure based on the successful CG movie made in conjunction with the movie's producers. High production values are tempered slightly by sloppy execution.
  3. Oct 16, 2019
    70
    A very charming adventure reminiscent of the first PlayStation platformers... In both the good and the bad things. Monkey King: Hero Is Back captures the essence of the film it is based on, and although it is not revolutionary, it manages to be fun until the very end.
  4. Oct 16, 2019
    60
    By keeping simplicity at its core, Monkey King: Hero Is Back offers an entertaining if somewhat mindless distraction to the blockbuster titles releasing around it. Sure, it’s a little bit too short, the narrative isn’t particularly gripping, and it looks like an early PS3 game, but that all falls by the wayside in the heat of battle. Thanks to fun brawling mechanics, Monkey King: Hero Is Back does just enough to deserve your attention.
  5. Oct 16, 2019
    60
    Monkey King: Hero is Back doesn't present a challenge nor an interesting story, it's a game for younger players who want to punch monsters in the face, although the high price point compared to its content doesn’t help as well.
  6. Oct 16, 2019
    55
    These are one of those times when games are simply made to capitalize on the license of an intellectual property. Though there is a lot of potential in the story for the gameplay and mechanics to flesh out, it never does. There are moments when you believe there’s something special to experience, but then you’re constantly loading into areas, slowed to a snail’s pace, and burdened with unnecessary banter.
  7. Oct 16, 2019
    50
    Hero Is Back is held back by too much repetition over its short run-time to make it worth recommending.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 18, 2019
    10
    I was a bit sceptical about this game but thought I’d give it a go and I’m glad I did it’s a really a good action adventure game there’s notI was a bit sceptical about this game but thought I’d give it a go and I’m glad I did it’s a really a good action adventure game there’s not many around these days combat is tight and with a good story as well definitely recommend Expand
  2. Oct 22, 2019
    10
    I do love the game art design, full of ancient oriental culture elements. The little boy is pretty cute. It's happy to see a Chinese IP hasI do love the game art design, full of ancient oriental culture elements. The little boy is pretty cute. It's happy to see a Chinese IP has been gamelized into console and PC game, with the tight fight system. I'll strongly recommend to my friends! Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2019
    9
    The IP itself was an impressive success in China, and I watched it a few years ago. After trying the game I found that the game highly engagesThe IP itself was an impressive success in China, and I watched it a few years ago. After trying the game I found that the game highly engages with the amination itself, and also. really friendly to the female players and young players:) A great family-friendly game with oriental culture, super recommend xx Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2019
    9
    As a person who watched the video last year and fell in love with it, I was surprised to see the game came out of nowhere. The game brings theAs a person who watched the video last year and fell in love with it, I was surprised to see the game came out of nowhere. The game brings the characteristic atmosphere back with tons of fun! Waiting for the expansions! Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    6
    This game is borned out of a Chinese movie with the same name. It will tell us a story between Tang Priest(previous incarnation) and MonkeyThis game is borned out of a Chinese movie with the same name. It will tell us a story between Tang Priest(previous incarnation) and Monkey King(Sun Wukong). This story is based on Journey to the West but it is also a new created story. I was very happy when the game was put on sale.
    You can play the whole game in 10 hours or less. It is a very ordinary ACT game. The game is splitted by the scene changing. The enemies are created based on some few models with different colors.
    All in all, this game is too simple.
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  6. Oct 21, 2019
    4
    just like a action game before 2005 and the process is boring and enemies and boss design is duplicate and nothing interesting.