Review: Heroes Trials (PlayStation 4)

Heroes Trials brings the best elements of traditional RPGs and delivers a compact and intense experience that takes less than 4 hours to complete, but provides you with a satisfaction that can normally only be obtained with a longer game in the genre. Heroes Trials achieves that by excluding all repetitive quests, fillers, empty events and grinding.

Pros:

  • Heroes Trials has chunky graphics.
  • 341.7MB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Heroes Trials has simple controls.
  • Condensed JRPG gameplay.
  • Two characters- One melee and one ranged magic.
  • Basic tutorial.
  • Easy trophy list.
  • Easter eggs to other classic games.
  • All trials are time-based.
  • Simple combat.
  • Levels are presented as short time-based events.
  • You can instantly swap between the two characters at will.
  • Heroes Trials lets you play how you want.
  • Loads of hidden secrets.
  • Loot em up.
  • Ideal game for speedrunners.

Cons:

  • Lazy not that helpful tutorial.
  • No help/guidance.
  • Very basic game mechanics.
  • Unrewarding loot and combat.
  • Little replayability.
  • Heroes Trials just has no real hook.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.6/10

Summary

Heroes Trials is a game that attempts to make the JRPG genre not only accessible but also condense it down to a more streamlined and tight experience. From the off it leaves a bad taste in my mouth, The tutorial feels lazy and doesn’t do a very good job of explaining what’s going on. Combat is simple but loose and unrewarding with little to no feedback and anticlimactic death animations. Looting is supposed to be a joyous occasion but even that feels flat and uneventful. Its a shame and I really wanted to like it but it just lets everything down. All that being said, It is a dab easy Platinum trophy list or a simple enough game for the younger gamers to try. In short, Heroes of Trials is just very underwhelming despite an easy Platinum.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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