Has Been Heroes

Publisher: Gametrust
Developer: Frozenbyte
Release Date (US): 2017-03-28
Site Ranking: #78
Type: Action RPG (#36)
Tags / Compare to: Strategy, Roguelike, Turn-based, RTS
Game File Size: 1.1GB
Players: 1 Player
Game Length (Avg): 35 hours ($0.57 / hour)
Length & cost per hour are subjective to play style
eShop: eShop Page
Website: Official Website
Twitter / Hashtag: @HasBeenHeroes #HasBeenHeroes
Reddit: Reddit Community
ESRB: E 10+
Views: 1609 (2 today)
OpenCritic Score: 60.4 (Based on Switch Reviews)

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Game Description

Embark on an epic journey with the Has-Been Heroes, a group of legendary champions once celebrated throughout the kingdom - almost forgotten until the King has one more quest, the most epic of them all:

TO TAKE THE TWIN PRINCESSES TO SCHOOL!
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2018-06-21$19.99
2018-06-07$9.99
2018-01-10$19.99


Reviews

Has-Been Heroes Review via Nindie Spotlight

Maybe I'm just a "kick me while I'm down and I'll still get up" kind of guy but the best compliment I can pay Has-Been Heroes is that it scratches an itch I never even knew I had, and I don't come along games like that often enough. Depending on where you are on the challenge-loving scale will likely determine where you'll stand, individual results will likely vary.

85
Review: Has-Been Heroes via Destructoid

As a console game, I can't recommend it, but if you're the type of person who plays your Nintendo Switch on the go, it at least is something you can pick up and play for a bit without much thought. Has-Been Heroes would benefit greatly with touchscreen controls on a mobile device, as the gameplay seems tailor made for it, but alas it doesn't support the Switch's touch capabilities and isn't available on phones. But hey, at least it features HD Rumble, which is easily the most over-hyped and overrated feature of the Switch, so there is that.

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Has-Been Heroes Review for Nintendo Switch via Nintendo Enthusiast

The roguelike genre is a game genre I've never bothered to explore. There was just never a game that caught my eye. Admittedly, Has-Been Heroes was no exception. The trailers didn't stir much interest in me and my initial demo of the game turned me off even more because of a control scheme I felt was confusing at the time. Now, with over 10 hours of gameplay under my belt I have to admit that Has-Been Heroes has become one of my most recommended titles for the Switch.

80
Has-Been Heroes review via TrustedReviews

Has-Been Heroes is an interesting attempt at a new kind of puzzle/strategy/brawler hybrid, but it’s never as much fun to play as it looks like it should be. It’s a game that has good ideas and strong visual design in its favour, but it never manages to balance the high difficulty level with rewards that make the hardship worth your while.

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Game Review: Has-Been Heroes via PushStartPlay

During the times Has-Been Heroes clicks you’ll find yourself having fun with it. If you can stick with it through at least one complete run then the game does open a bit and begin to add some much needed variety. Unfortunately the game also has too many hindrances in its gameplay that will put many gamers off getting that far.

69


Comments

Jeremy Rice
June 25, 2018 01:19:14 PM
For my first several runs, I felt like I had wasted my 10 bucks. Then I started to get the hang of it, did a little reading, and all of a sudden I'm 30 hours in and loving it.

What others have said about the lack of tutorials is true. The game is hard enough without having to rely on online guides to help you figure out how to play.
QueueBall
June 7, 2018 01:30:20 AM
I love this game. I got it at launch, and sometimes I had to put down BotW to get a run or two in. Like everyone has said, it’s brutally hard, and doesn’t teach you very well, but there are a lot of guides and ways to learn online. This game is all about planning and strategy, and really makes you think. If you are in to tough games, or want to get some rouge-like action in, I can’t recommend this game enough.
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Phineasfool
March 17, 2018 01:28:36 AM
This game does take some getting used to. Once you do, I absolutely loved it. One thing for newcomers, use the L button to continually pause the action and plan out your strategy.
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danite7
February 23, 2018 02:35:43 PM
Septimus is right, I felt kinda confused with it and had to look up YouTube videos for strategies. I kinda regret grabbing this, even when it was on sale.
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Septimus Woolf
February 23, 2018 06:54:19 AM
Has-Been Heroes suffered a lot from a poor presentation of information. A lack of tutorials for the more complex mechanics as well as a poor UI and HUD. There is an enjoyable game with multiple endings and replayability though, you just may have to squint to see it.
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