Review: I Am The Hero (PlayStation 4)

I Am The Hero is a love note to retro gaming, ripped from the fuzzy memories of the developer’s childhoods and seasoned with a wild passion for fighting games. If you want a truly modern re-interpretation of classic gaming, then it’s time to join the fate and answer one simple question, ‘are you the hero?’

Pros:

  • Modern pixel graphics.
  • 348.6MB Download size.
  • Five save slots.
  • Heroes guide- Tutorial, text-based.
  • Three difficulties- Standard, Hard and critical.
  • Side scrolling beat em up gameplay.
  • Brief tutorial pop-ups in-game.
  • Huge combo list.
  • Level end you pick 1 of 2 bonuses.
  • Unlock new characters.
  • EX moves are special moves and unique to different characters.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Relatively easy trophy list.
  • You can swap characters at the push of a button and each character has there own health bar.
  • Combo list on the pause screen.
  • Some great locations.
  • Nice animations.

Cons:

  • Annoying repetitive music.
  • Fighting feels sluggish and almost delayed.
  • Enemies have too much health.
  • Just a button masher.
  • Little variation.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

For me, I am the hero is a game that looks cool but in fact is quite boring to play. I mean you just go through levels mashing buttons and occasionally doing EX-moves. Enemies have way too much health and too many appear for what is normal because it just knackers your hands out for no reward. The music feels like the same loop over and over, Characters unlock but all you land up doing is using them as lives in a way, Close to death swap, Close to death swap. Boss fights are unimaginative, Its just a very underwhelming experience. It does have an easy trophy list though if that’s your bag.

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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