Heroes Trials does not hide its references and inspirations, and there's nothing wrong with that. What Heroes Trials does wrong, though, is how to execute those influences and as such, what we end up getting is a rather lacklustre effort where its innovative plot and open world exploration end up being harmed by an overall lack of challenge, an art style which does not dazzle anyone and a level design that does not compare to adventure game classics.
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Heroes Trials is a fun, fast-paced RPG. Being able to change between two characters on a whim adds a lot of depth to the gameplay as you go through various dungeons solving puzzles and racing against the clock.
In conclusion, Heroes Trials was just an utter bore. Little of interest, barely anything to write home about, and the limited fun I had with the ranged character doesn’t save the game from being really shallow and uninteresting. The whole game feels like a reject mobile project from five years ago, with little polish and nothing that I’d miss if I had a life where I never played it to begin with. Sad to say, but action RPG fans should look elsewhere, and maybe pick up a better game like Kamiko or Oceanhorn.
As a title that can be played in competition with others for the quickest completion, it’s adequate but unremarkable. Even at such a relatively short length, it’s tough to recommend to an RPG audience.
Heroes Trials is another game from Ratalaika Games published on various consoles, including Xbox One. It offers you a series of titular trials and two heroes that need to forgo them. It's a short, easy and unimpressive game. Good for 1000G and 6 platinums.
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