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Little Town Hero

Oct 16, 2019 - Nintendo Switch

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7 / 10
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IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Little Town Hero


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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4 / 10.0

I didn't expect to have so much vitriol for Little Town Hero going into it, however, I found very little to like. Its 18-ish-hour runtime felt like an eternity as I slogged through battle after battle. I struggle to fathom who this game is designed for, but all I can recommend is to stay away lest you get dealt a bad hand.

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IGN Italy

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7.5 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Little Town Hero is a curious hybrid between a JRPG and a Heartstone-style card game. It's not for everyone, but its combat system is really noteworthy.

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Little Town Hero is a slice of something different. It rewards tactical, considered play in a lovely charming village setting. If you can overlook the randomness of battles, there's a lot to like here.

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Little Town Hero boasts a unique, strategic battle system that draws heavily on card game mechanics. Despite the fact that the story and art design seems to be aimed at a younger audience, combat is far too slow, strategic, and challenging to keep the attention of most kids. It's an interesting combination of traditional RPG storytelling with Heartstone-like mechanics and difficulty that's sure to captivate some, but will likely miss the mark for most.

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