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  • Summary: Not A Hero is a 2D, cover-based, side-scrolling shooter about a purple rabbit from the future.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 11, 2016
    92
    Not A Hero is a John Woo movie in pixel art, with a demoniac, smooth and frantic gameplay, a lot of brutal action and a bizzarre humour. Be a good citizen, vote for BunnyLord.
  2. Feb 2, 2016
    80
    Not a Hero is great indie game. Developer Roll7 has done a great job, this game is brash, bombastic and brutal. It’s also really quirky and overall it’s loads of fun to play.
  3. Feb 13, 2016
    80
    Roll7 delivered once again a fun game with solid gameplay mechanics and superb audio/visuals. If you’ve loved Hotline Miami, Not a Hero is the perfect game for you.
  4. Feb 2, 2016
    75
    Not a Hero is enjoyable and fun, although the plot sections are relatively boring and the whole concept is burdened with the feeling of repetition. Pixelated style works, as well as the cover system, although Roll7 apple doesn't fall far from the nonsensical violence and the politically incorrect joke, which could have made it a better game.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 7, 2016
    70
    This is a sublimely addictive action throwback with an occasional habit of shooting itself in the foot. At least I can say this: politics has never been so exciting. [March 2016, p.89]
  6. Feb 2, 2016
    70
    Not a Hero is a challenging but fun game. It has tons of humor and a lot of graphic violence. Unfortunately it is also linear and only entertains for a short period. Still worth a try though.
  7. Jan 29, 2016
    60
    With difficult games coming into vogue over the past few years, Not a Hero isn't fresh or deep enough to make it stand out despite the humorous notes. A title like this will have an audience for sure, but the silly charm didn't outweigh the irritating difficulty for me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Feb 5, 2016
    8
    This game is a cross between Elevator Action and Hotline Miami. It is a lot of fun in short sessions but it is a little too repetitious. ItThis game is a cross between Elevator Action and Hotline Miami. It is a lot of fun in short sessions but it is a little too repetitious. It won't be a classic like Roll 7's other game Olli Olli because it lacks the depth and the urge to master the game for a higher score. It is a little too easy to slowly cludge your way through levels by mastering a few skills and just repeating it over and over. Still a great game that is tons of fun. Expand
  2. Feb 3, 2016
    8
    Not A Hero is a super fun, 2D, run 'n' gun game that feels like Contra with stealth aspects mixed in. Comedic aspects that resemble somethingNot A Hero is a super fun, 2D, run 'n' gun game that feels like Contra with stealth aspects mixed in. Comedic aspects that resemble something from Adult Swim takes this game over the top!

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  3. Aug 2, 2016
    8
    Ein lustiges Spiel, nicht zu einfach, schönes Design. Leider wird es zum Schluss etwas eintönig. Ich habe es mir für 5€ gekauft, dieser PreisEin lustiges Spiel, nicht zu einfach, schönes Design. Leider wird es zum Schluss etwas eintönig. Ich habe es mir für 5€ gekauft, dieser Preis ist komplett ok, mehr würde ich nicht zahlen. Expand
  4. Jul 16, 2017
    7
    A fun little indie game picked up on PS+. Hip pixelated graphics dial down extreme violence and gore. Its fast paced and flowing with a coolA fun little indie game picked up on PS+. Hip pixelated graphics dial down extreme violence and gore. Its fast paced and flowing with a cool Hotline Miami-esqe soundtrack. Predictably it gets repetitive quickly, despite multiple characters. The interludes are slow and the story is redundant. Over all its a pretty fun, short, cover based side scroller which lacks replayability and has a pretty nasty difficulty curve in the later levels. That and the expectation of perfecting each level as well as completing every task to get the "best" ending, is a bit of a delusion of grandeur 7/10 Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2017
    7
    This is a simple game with a lot of killing and fun. Sometimes the game can get a little difficult but all of it felt good to me. I've got itThis is a simple game with a lot of killing and fun. Sometimes the game can get a little difficult but all of it felt good to me. I've got it with the PS Plus and wasn't expecting so much but it was a good surprise, just a game to have fun. Expand
  6. Mar 16, 2017
    6
    With it simple 2d graphics, violent sense of humour and punishing difficulty Not a Hero, on the surface at least, reminded me very much of theWith it simple 2d graphics, violent sense of humour and punishing difficulty Not a Hero, on the surface at least, reminded me very much of the excellent Hotline Miami. Unfortunately, while it is still somewhat enjoyable in small bursts, the core gameplay just isn't as entertaining and the controls aren't quite as tight as Dennaton Games title and I personally found that it over stepped the line between challenging and frustrating all too often. Free on PS+ this month its worth checking out but I suspect most will give up before completing the games 20 levels. Expand
  7. Feb 6, 2017
    0
    Utter joke that Sony think we deserve this as February's free ps+ game. Disgraceful, ugly little game made my a developer who clearly has noUtter joke that Sony think we deserve this as February's free ps+ game. Disgraceful, ugly little game made my a developer who clearly has no understanding of what made retro games fun. Avoid this snooze fest like the plague and pray the developer is never allowed to program garbage like this again! Expand

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