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  • Summary: Highly customizable RPG - as a hero Tour guide, you choose what your party does, and when! Customize strategies, weapons, and more, including taking home treasure to decorate Lucky's room.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Dec 3, 2019
    80
    Even when it's not sounding like an improv group at a Bernie Sanders rally, Heroland is a gem. It's incredibly funny, the characters are some of the most charming I met all year, and its unique take on turn-based battles made a strategist out of me. I just wish I didn't need to do so much grinding to see the game through to the end.
  2. Dec 3, 2019
    80
    Heroland enters the fold as the ultimate “sit back and relax” JRPG. Even though the game has hands-off combat and long-winded dialogue sections where your participation is questionable, you have charm oozing from every pixel. The self-aware humor and quirky characters make up for most of the shortcomings.
  3. Jan 30, 2020
    75
    With a very funny premise and full of references to popular culture, Heroland is the perfect title for those looking for something different. Thus, although its original battle system can be improved, the talent behind Heroland makes it a game that deserves your time.
  4. Dec 30, 2019
    68
    Heroland has charming character art, hilarious dialogue, and a unique premise. Unfortunately, its style can't make up for its repetitive, monotonous gameplay and unwieldy length.
  5. Apr 6, 2020
    65
    More a visual novel than an RPG, Heroland's charm is in its plot and characters. The gameplay mechanics, however, feel bland and the feeling is that the player is most of the time just watching the game playing itself. It also becomes a bit repetitive over time.
  6. Dec 14, 2019
    60
    Heroland is very much style over substance. The graphics, while initially a bit off-putting, are actually quite charming in their own way, with the characters and environments bursting with personality. But the writing and dialogue are the true stars of the show. Make no mistake, this is a very funny game, and you’ll soon be agonising over which of the delightful main characters is your favourite. Unfortunately, it’s not quite enough to hold up the entire game – some folks will automatically gravitate to what is admittedly a unique approach to the RPG genre, but a lot more will likely desire something a bit more hands-on.
  7. Jan 13, 2020
    30
    Heroland is very much a good concept rather than a good game, far too many shortcomings and and a lack of active gameplay make this a tough one to recommend. Unless you’re starved for things to play, look elsewhere.

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  1. Jun 5, 2020
    5
    This game is.... special. It has a great aesthetic and i love the 3D pixelated character design but that isn't enough to make me happy with myThis game is.... special. It has a great aesthetic and i love the 3D pixelated character design but that isn't enough to make me happy with my purchase. The story is very simple, the characters are charming (to a degree) but quickly get annoying and the battle system is a waste. The characters automatically battle while only giving you a limited amount of control during the battles to make a slight change or heal a character. The dialogue can get repetitive and some of the jokes between the characters can be funny at times, but are a bit cringe-worthy. I like the premise of the dungeons but i hate the way you traverse them. it is a grid based system and its VERY basic. This game is average at best. I would only recommend it if you dont have anything else to play. Otherwise, just pass on this one. Expand