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Little Town Hero

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 16, 2019

Developer: GAME FREAK

Genre: RPG

The story is set in an isolated village on the edge of the world. The only gate leading outside is heavily guarded by a castle, and the villagers are not allowed to leave. Most of the villagers don't give it a thought, and happily go on with their everyday lives. However, the protagonist is a little different from the others - he wants to see the world outside. One day, a "Monster" appears in the village, shocking everyone because until then, no one knew such creatures existed. The protagonist is able to fight it using a mysterious Red stone he found in the coalmines. In the course of his defense of the village, he gradually unravels secrets of how the stones and the monsters came to be… Unlike most RPGs, there is no need to fight weak monsters repeatedly to level grind in "Little Town Hero". Instead, you will need to have a good strategy to fight each boss monster one on one. ...Will the protagonist live the adventure he craves and escape the humdrum village life? - A challenging battle system which relies heavily on coming up with new Ideas and strategies. - Compact story progression designed with the busy gamer in mind. - Soundtrack by Toby Fox, composer of the background music for UNDERTALE.

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By Tom Marks
7 / 10.0

Little Town Hero's combat can frustrate at times, but the battle system behind it is still full of charm and creativity.

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Bogged down by performance issues and flat characters, Little Town Hero tells a formulaic story set in a beautiful place, strung together by complex, engaging, and gleefully rewarding battles.

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Little Town Hero wants to endear you to its tiny village and light card-based gameplay, but its repetitive battles and boring story make it hard to care about its residents or their plight.

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Aside from its cute art direction, there's not much joy to be found in Game Freak's Little Town Hero. Its battle system has a glimmer of potential, but finds itself muddled in system after system, making what should be its standout boss battles a tedious affair. Even for a budget price, this is a town you probably won't want to visit for more than a day.

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Little Town Hero - Nintendo Direct 9.4.2019 - Nintendo Switch