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  • Summary: GAME FREAK, the developer of the Pokémon series, has created a new RPG for Nintendo Switch. In TOWN, players must take up arms against invading monsters, all within the walls of a single village.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Oct 16, 2019
    90
    Little Town Hero is a refreshing take on the turn-based RPG genre, with gorgeous visuals, a perfect soundtrack, and endearing characters. If the tedium of combat was tuned a bit, this would be a 10 out of 10 hands down.
  2. Oct 16, 2019
    80
    Representing yet another step forward for the RPG genre, Little Town Hero brings something fresh and engaging to the table. It perhaps needs more polish, but Game Freak are on to something special here and a sequel would be welcomed.
  3. Oct 16, 2019
    80
    Despite its performance issues and its vast complexity, Little Town Hero offers a fresh and deep combat system, a good story and an artistic section that stands out mainly for the successful compositions of Toby Fox and Hitomi Sato.
  4. Oct 15, 2019
    70
    Little Town Hero's combat can frustrate at times, but the battle system behind it is still full of charm and creativity.
  5. Oct 23, 2019
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Oct 16, 2019
    60
    Little Town Hero boasts a unique, strategic battle system that draws heavily on card game mechanics. Despite the fact that the story and art design seems to be aimed at a younger audience, combat is far too slow, strategic, and challenging to keep the attention of most kids. It’s an interesting combination of traditional RPG storytelling with Heartstone-like mechanics and difficulty that’s sure to captivate some, but will likely miss the mark for most.
  7. Oct 16, 2019
    40
    Aside from its cute art direction, there's not much joy to be found in Game Freak's Little Town Hero. Its battle system has a glimmer of potential, but finds itself muddled in system after system, making what should be its standout boss battles a tedious affair. Even for a budget price, this is a town you probably won't want to visit for more than a day.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 39
  2. Negative: 22 out of 39
  1. Oct 16, 2019
    10
    This game is great, salty Pokémon fans can eat it. Stop review bombing because your salty. This game is fun.
  2. Oct 17, 2019
    10
    This game is not only enchanting and beautiful in design and storyline, but the card like battle system mixed with the Monster Hunter /This game is not only enchanting and beautiful in design and storyline, but the card like battle system mixed with the Monster Hunter / Pokemon RPG fighting style really impressed me most. I think most people just want to hate on "cutesy games" and not see the potential and say it's for kids. 10/10 I think they should add co OP multiplayer Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It was fun but not perfect. The gameplay was funny but frustraring some times. It good to see Game Freak making a non Pokémon J-RPG Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2019
    3
    This tedious game was what they prioritized their self-inflicted limited resources to?
  5. Oct 17, 2019
    2
    Looks bad, sounds boring, plays even worse. I just wish the developer released this game earlier and focused on the other games we really care about
  6. Oct 18, 2019
    1
    Just a horrible game! Don't waste your money in this game. A total trash and a cashgrab.
  7. Oct 23, 2019
    0
    Not good. Ruined Pokémon fit this. I can’t believe all resources were put into this game. Very sad

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