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  • Summary: Unruly Heroes is an action-adventure game inspired by the famous chinese legend ‘A journey to the west’ better known as the Monkey King Legend. Through this epic adventure, the game will make you live a fantastic and unforgettable experience. The game can be played in coop up to 4 players,Unruly Heroes is an action-adventure game inspired by the famous chinese legend ‘A journey to the west’ better known as the Monkey King Legend. Through this epic adventure, the game will make you live a fantastic and unforgettable experience. The game can be played in coop up to 4 players, but you can decide to play online in fierce Player vs Player modes. Who will be your favorite character? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jan 31, 2019
    90
    Unruly Heroes is a wonderfully enthralling adventure thanks to its striking visuals, impressive variety and clever mix of platforming, puzzles, and combat. What might at first seem like a fairly ordinary platformer reveals itself to be much more not only helping it stand out from an already crowded genre on Switch but surprise players in a great way.
  2. Feb 1, 2019
    90
    Unruly Heroes is a truly engaging platforming Action title. It hits all the highs of the genre and manages to avoid many of the pitfalls typical of the genre. From solid combat to unique design and mechanics, it's a title that offers an engaging experience for both veterans and novice players.
  3. Mar 1, 2019
    90
    Unruly Heroes is superb action game destined to go down as one of this year’s sleeper hits. Mind you, in a just world, it would be more than a sleeper. But high profile or not, this is still one expertly-crafted burst of action that surprisingly comes in many flavors. Between the absolutely gorgeous artwork, fun combat and platforming, varied gameplay, and an immense amount of charm that creates an amazing take on a classic legend, this is a title you shouldn’t miss. It truly is a case where our misfit heroes smashed their way to the top and did it with style.
  4. Feb 3, 2019
    85
    Unruly Heroes is a delight for the eyes from beginning to end.
  5. Feb 1, 2019
    80
    The ever-expanding Switch eShop has no shortage of excellent platformers under its belt, and while Unruly Heroes may not be the absolute best of the best, this is still one of the finest platformers we’ve played in a long time. Stunningly beautiful art direction coupled with diverse level design and well-paced gameplay makes this one an easy recommendation for both longtime platformer fans and for new players looking for an easier game to get into. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but Unruly Heroes hits all the notes that it needs to, and it’s more than deserving of a spot in your games library.
  6. 80
    Unruly Heroes is a super fun take on an old story that is full of charm, breathtaking art, and more challenges than you can shake a bo staff at. It’s certainly not going to make anybody forget other Journey to the West adaptations, but it has so much going for it that it makes this version of the story all its own.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Feb 28, 2019
    40
    This is a game that prizes style above all else, and emerges a mess because of it. [Issue#331, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 30, 2019
    10
    It is interesting to play together with 3 friends, LOL. I really love the Boss battle of White Bone Demon, three phases which perfectly fitIt is interesting to play together with 3 friends, LOL. I really love the Boss battle of White Bone Demon, three phases which perfectly fit the story of her. When talking about White Bone Demon, it occurs me:

    At the beginning of Year of the dog, the Journey to the West will be officially launched. I will continue to play the Monkey King Sun Wukong. I will use the artistic image of the Monkey King to create a positive energy image. The two styles bloom and promote Chinese culture. I hope everyone can pay attention on it, thank you! 666!
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  2. Jan 28, 2019
    9
    Played two hours yesterday with other 3 friends (local co-op) on a big projector. Here's our early thoughts:

    Difficulty-wise might be a bit
    Played two hours yesterday with other 3 friends (local co-op) on a big projector. Here's our early thoughts:

    Difficulty-wise might be a bit too hard for casual players: we got stuck quite a few times and it went from fun to tedious as we had to understand how to beat bosses (or what to do) to proceed. The little frustration also came in as a result of levels having way too few checkpoints: it happened 4-5 times during our playthrough that we had to repeat entire sections of a level after dying because checkpoints were too sporadic.

    On some level it felt like a Dark Souls — where difficulty is high and checkpoints are not many — where the game starts to build some anxiety as you go forward and become more attentive and focused not to die after 10-15m of playing that part of the level.

    This is just to say that you need to play it with people having some little platforming skills or they will easily get frustrated. I usually play Overcooked and Death Squared when I have casual videogame-friends over and I wouldn't play UH.

    However, we had lots of fun! We kept laughing quite hard as people died and we had to rescue them and also became a great team during hard boss fights.

    Design-wise it's great, we all loved it. Audio dubbing is a bit mediocre but also not too important in my opinion for this type of game.

    Highly recommend it from my limited playthrough if you have skilled friends coming over!
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  3. Jan 29, 2019
    9
    I waited for this game for more than 2 years. I am excited when I try it. Let's wait and see
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    9
    It's an amazing artwork with beautiful graphics.The four characters in the game are very interesting.My children and I like it very much
  5. Feb 9, 2019
    9
    Great platformer. Almost as good as Rayman Legends. Arts is fantastic. this is a must buy for platformer lovers. hope more people supportGreat platformer. Almost as good as Rayman Legends. Arts is fantastic. this is a must buy for platformer lovers. hope more people support this game so developers launch a physical version. Game is not easy. this is for people who want a challenge. Controls are very good. all four characters have their unique feeling, attacks and special abilities. Expand
  6. Jan 30, 2019
    8
    Los gráficos son preciosos, el juego pretende ser gracioso a la vez que te embarca en una aventura épica, en la que conoces y enfrentas a unaLos gráficos son preciosos, el juego pretende ser gracioso a la vez que te embarca en una aventura épica, en la que conoces y enfrentas a una muy nutrida variedad de enemigos; cada personaje (son 4) tiene su propio estilo de pelea y particularidades que irás usando según la zona o situación en la que te encuentres; a veces incluso usarás a los enemigos.

    Hay un elemento que no considero precisamente malo, pero sí que puede mejorar bastante: los controles. ¿Cómo decirlo? A veces da la impresión de que no responden en cuanto aprietas los botones.

    En general el juego es bueno: tiene buenos gráficos, buenos y variados jefes, es entretenido y está barato. ¿Qué más quieres?
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  7. Mar 3, 2019
    8
    The gameplay is fast and quick moving and difficult at times. Being able to swap between the four characters gives you four lives essentiallyThe gameplay is fast and quick moving and difficult at times. Being able to swap between the four characters gives you four lives essentially before you fully die. This is often an extremely important feature during the harder battles. Each hero also has its own ability that can be used to solve simple puzzles to make your way through the world. Each feels different but similar enough that you don’t have to learn them all individually.

    The environment is what is truly special about this title though. The art style is amazing similar to the brightly colored worlds of Rayman which makes sense because most of the team that made unruly heroes comes from the Rayman studio. The art is bright and detailed and extremely beautiful causing you to stop and admire the variety of different environments that the levels take place in. The music is a great fit for the art and gameplay keeping the experience feeling fun even in the later stages of the game.

    Even with the fast fun fighting and absolutely beautiful art I did feel a little let down with the puzzle aspect of the gameplay. I never felt very challenged when solving a puzzle which feels like a missed opportunity to bring another layer of strong gameplay to the title. This isn’t a huge complaint by any means because the game is meant to be a platformer that is based around fast moving combat and not is puzzles. Some of the puzzles are really interesting but others seem to lack making consistency an issue. Even with this I think Unruly heroes is completely worth your time just for the absolutely marvelous world that this team has created for you to explore. The quick addictive fighting style that focuses around swapping your hero out at the correct moment really makes Unruly Heroes a true treat.
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