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A Hero and a Garden

Ratalaika Games , npckc
Aug 28, 2020 - Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Pure Nintendo
9 / 10
Nintendo Blast
7.5 / 10
55 / 100
Rapid Reviews UK
3.5 / 5
7.5 / 10
Nindie Spotlight
6.7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for A Hero and a Garden

A Hero and a Garden is a simple visual novel with minimal gameplay and a deep story. It's a short, fun game, and it's worth anyone's time.

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Overall, A Hero and a Garden is simple, sweet, and a great pick-me-up on a melancholy day. The use of dialogue and other story elements makes for a very effective character-based story with rhythmic controls, a charming cast of characters, and a satisfying ending.

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Hero and a Garden is a short and simple game that combines visual novel with clicker elements. The world is captivating and with few characters, offering a surprisingly engaging and quickly developed narrative. If on the one hand the gameplay is tedious, on the other hand it is a work that I was very happy to have the opportunity to check out and that I think is worth playing for those looking for just a small casual narrative experience.

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The curious experiment of A HERO AND A GARDEN unfortunately fails and is boring. A part of me wishes it had become a visual novel with different dialogue options instead of just sitting on a screen for minutes picking fruit. Aesthetically it's very nice, though.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

When we were young, we were told in many fairy tales that the hero saves the day from evil. Fighting monsters and saving the captured princess in a tower has been ingrained in our heads from day one. What if I told you that those stories got it wrong and that the hero was actually the monster? That’s what A Hero and a Garden seeks to show us.

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Although very rudimentary in its gameplay, as well as too simplistic in its aesthetics, even from the point of view of its simple proposal, A Hero and a Garden is consistent in its main design choices and, above all, has premises well thought out and executed in an elegant, sensitive and delicate way. It's just a shame that even in the narrative, where it's a strong point, it also lacks a greater elaboration of the dialogues, the development of the characters and its world.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

OK, so these days not all games are meant to be action-filled and there are even subgenres like visual novels where "play" is replaced by sometimes limited interaction to drive the story...

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