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July 25th, 2018, 22:00
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is a classic 2D role-playing adventure for Windows PC, Macintosh, and Linux by award-winning game designers Corey and Lori Cole (Quest for Glory, Castle of Dr. Brain, etc.).

Hero-U combines the rich character relationships, story and puzzles of a classic adventure game with the exploration and excitement of a role-playing game. Bringing all these features together makes Hero-U a completely unique game experience.

  • Classic adventure game characters, story, and puzzles
  • All the exploration, skill development, and choices of a classic RPG
  • A rich story that changes based on the way you play
  • Tactical turn-based combat
  • Characters with unique personalities and their own agendas
  • Fun, Funny, and Punny
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The Quest for Glory series was a unique Adventure/RPG mix and now it is back - choices with consequences, humor and many secrets are waiting for you!
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July 25th, 2018, 22:52
Depending on when I finish Ash of Gods, Hero-U might be the next project that I tackle. It seems to be getting quite a lot of love.
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October 23rd, 2018, 19:39
I just wish it would get translations.
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October 23rd, 2018, 21:32
I'm playing this right now and it is just fantastic. The combat elements are light, as in you can skip much of it, the exploration factor is high, and I think the replay possibilities are potentially the strongest part. I just don't see how you could accomplish everything in just one play.
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October 24th, 2018, 01:01
I reviewed it here a couple of months ago and I agree totally; great, fun game!!
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Does anyone know if this game sold very well ?
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No idea how it sold, as I did the kick starter campaign and didn't touch for quite a bit, allowing for testing and such. I can tell you that it plays very well, though. I believe there are sequels planned for the future.
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Does anyone know if this game sold very well ?
Steamspy says that it has between 0 and 20000 owners. Sounds pretty underwhelming. I really hope it's doing better than that.
http://steamspy.com/app/375440
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Does anyone know if this game sold very well ?
Hmm, I have certain reservations on the success of this game (but hope I'm just in my usual "Doomsday Prophet With Some Remarks To Consider" mode).

Been playing this game for a few months, and never finished it.
Never liked it much, but never hated it as well -- I guess, it's just those dreaded "meh" moments, every developer hates to hear about.

I guess, it is because the game is certainly old-fashioned -- but in the wrong way.
There is charm, but mostly in the text (the presentation is painfully generic)
There is interesting gameplay, but buried underneath the boring grind.
There is heart-warming nostalgia, but only for old farts like me (youngsters left totally cold about it)

Times they are-a changin' - as some pop star (Nicki Minaj, I think) once sung bitterly
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I guess, it is because the game is certainly old-fashioned -- but in the wrong way.
There is charm, but mostly in the text (the presentation is painfully generic)
There is interesting gameplay, but buried underneath the boring grind.
There is heart-warming nostalgia, but only for old farts like me (youngsters left totally cold about it)
My thoughts exactly. The game is very good, but "trailer and youtube gameplay is not CGI spectacle" audiences sadly won't give it a chance. Well, unless it's recognized (nominated) among rpgs or indies of the year - IMO it does deserve nomination.
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October 24th, 2018, 16:49
I'd suggest playing the bloody game for yourselves and not watching someone else attempt to do so. Maybe even chug through a couple of the Quest for Glory games first, and then you'll be more prepared for this one. Out of the thirty two school days I've experienced in the game to date, only two had me wondering what I was supposed to be doing at a particular point.
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October 24th, 2018, 18:34
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I'd suggest playing the bloody game for yourselves and not watching someone else attempt to do so.
Totally agree, however, do note that in today's word, the average user buys things when s/he is being told loudly enough to buy it. That's why those many "review sites/blogs/videos", "opinion sites", and those trillion dollar budget marketing campaigns are so popular.

If you are AAA, you buy your customers via bombastic advertising.
If you are indie, you must gather your customers via extreme internet activity.
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I'd really like to buy it, but I'm too tired at this moment for English-only games.

I'll never understand why companies don't want to earn money from other countries, so to say.
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November 2nd, 2018, 16:34
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I'd really like to buy it, but I'm too tired at this moment for English-only games.

I'll never understand why companies don't want to earn money from other countries, so to say.
I don't get that complaint, really. I much prefer to play games in English. I think playing it in my native language would just sound… weird. Then again, usually Dutch is not in the list of languages they localized to, so it's not like I have the option.

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November 2nd, 2018, 17:43
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I'd really like to buy it, but I'm too tired at this moment for English-only games.

I'll never understand why companies don't want to earn money from other countries, so to say.
Because English is the most common non-native language spoken/read in the world and they're an indie developer?

Note: English isn't the most common language by a long shot, just the most common 2nd tongue for nearly everyone. Mandarin Chinese and Spanish are probably the most spoken overall.

I bet a fan translates it eventually though, Alrik.
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November 5th, 2018, 01:08
I really hope that someone does a few translations, as this game is simply too good to be limited to just one language.
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