Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Pirate Queen’s Quest

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Pirate Queen’s Quest

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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 29, 2017
Xbox OneAug 29, 2017
PCAug 29, 2017
Nintendo SwitchAug 29, 2017
PlayStation VitaAug 29, 2017

Developer: WayForward

Genre: Platformer

Raise anchor and set sail for a total re-imagining of the base game’s play style, theme, and storyline. You’ve played the genie-half, now experience the other side of the story! As the villainous pirate Risky Boots, you quest is to travel Sequin Land in search of the components needed to conquer Sequin Land and defeat the Half-Genie brat! Game Features: • The fan-favorite control scheme from Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse returns, placing a plethora of pirate skills right at your fingertips! • Take on any world in any order! • Slice your foes to ribbons with Risky’s Scimitar, or blast away with her Pistol! • Collect and master Risky’s Pirate Gear! Bomb Shot, Grappling Hook, Hat Glide, Cannon Jump, and more! • Deploy your Tinkerbat crewmen to turn the tide of battle! • Collect Cursed Magic to customize Risky’s abilities any way you like! • Includes brand new monsters and classic foes, now in HD! • New puzzles, storylines, and game endings!

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Pirate Queen’s Quest Reviews

Very few games make me smile while playing. I always find gaming pretty intense, even when having fun. But boy, do I grin like a dang fool when playing the Shantae series. I love the colours, the characters, the world, the adventures and the music. Simply put, the Shantae games make me happy, whisking me away briefly from the blues of the world, like many good video games should.Last year's Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was a popular release, despite its streamlined design, audience-dividing aesthetic changes and incredibly low difficulty. Sometimes, people love a game's world, and just enjoy being part of it. Today, you can return to the Half Genie Hero world, but this time in the role of the genie-girl's notorious arch-enemy; Risky Boots, Queen of the Seven Seas!

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Ceidz
8 / 10
PS4Blog.net

If you liked playing Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, then you know what to expect in this experience, but I still recommend this game as the gameplay is fun enough to justify the purchase!

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Shantae: Pirate Queen's Quest is a fine add-on for fans of the series. Although an entirely new adventure would have been preferred, WayForward implemented a number of clever ideas to keep this one interesting. Exploring the levels in any order is a neat design decision, and it's nice to revisit Risky Boots' impressive skillset. This DLC also spares its players the meaningless questing, so they can focus squarely on the journey. Altogether, it's a fine way to spend a couple of hours.

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Pirate Queen’s Quest has redeeming elements, such as a great final boss fight and some Risky hijinks that subtly manage to pull her back a bit from the uncomfortably senseless malice she showed in the base game (which felt wrong after the events of Pirate’s Curse), and the upgrade mechanics really allow you to break the game in an entertaining way, but the chest placement and overall lack of an interesting plot or story resolution hold it back in a big way. If you’re already crazy about the series, this is an obvious “buy” regardless. If you’re not, it’s probably best to wait for a sale.

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