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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: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 5, 2019
    90
    I don't know if perfection is a rational goal, but I can say that Unruly Heroes has come as close to platforming perfection as any game should be expected to and it'd be a mistake to miss it.
  2. Jan 31, 2019
    84
    Gorgeous to look at and very fun to play, Unruly Heroes is a pleasant surprise, especially good if you play it with friends.
  3. Feb 6, 2019
    83
    This is a fantastic adventure full of platforming, puzzles and combat, with tons of good ideas and creativity. On top of that, we can have even more fun playing it with friends.
  4. Jan 30, 2019
    80
    Unruly Heroes is an exciting twist on the age-old tale of Journey to the West and, while it's not the first video game or even piece of pop culture inspired by the novel, it's perhaps one of the most fun and quirky versions of the story in a long time.
  5. Feb 19, 2019
    74
    A nice mix of platforming and beat-em up, with an awesome art style and good puzzles, but with a bit too repetitive combat system.
  6. Feb 12, 2019
    70
    Unruly Heroes is a really good 2D platformer with gorgeous animations, backgrounds, and a hand-drawn art style which is nothing but stunning. The enemies and bosses stand-out, and the combat feels good. The story however is seemingly nowhere to be found, and that is despite some cleverly written and humorous dialogue, while the gameplay can become repetitive and a bit stale over time.
  7. Feb 4, 2019
    60
    Its beautiful visuals and flourishes of gameplay ingenuity are hampered by bugs, combat that doesn’t excite, and what often feels like an unfair level of difficulty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 27, 2019
    8
    The art style in the game is beautiful throughout and when you combine that with the very good sound design you find that the game comes aliveThe art style in the game is beautiful throughout and when you combine that with the very good sound design you find that the game comes alive in all areas. I thoroughly enjoyed the combat elements in the game because there is a decent variety of moves to do and each move feels very satisfying. While the puzzles that you come across in the game don’t have much in terms of depth I actually found them to be enjoyable and in a way they kept things fresh. The platforming elements have been done well and I especially enjoyed these elements when taking on the fantastic bosses. While there may be a few difficult moments along the way I didn’t feel overwhelmed at any point and for me more of a challenge would’ve been nice. There isn’t much variety present in the enemies you have to face along the way and only the bosses really stand out. I found the switching mechanic to be very basic and I didn’t think it brought much to the table, but was a novel concept. When I think about the platforming genre I get a very warm feeling because the amount of classics I’ve played during the years makes this genre without a doubt one of my favorite genre’s. As you can imagine then I’m always looking forward to a new platforming adventure and whilst Unruly Heroes isn’t the best experience I’ve ever had before it still is a very enjoyable game. From the moment I started Unruly Heroes I was captivated immediately by the presentation side of things and to say the art style is gorgeous would be a massive understatement. Obviously though the presentation isn’t the most important aspect in a platforming game because that of course is reserved for the platforming elements themselves and thankfully I’m pleased to say that they’ve been done well. I do however have a small gripe though and that is that I would’ve liked to have been challenged a little more along the way. More varied enemies would’ve been nice as well because even though the bosses and combat are spot on facing the other enemies does make things become a little tedious every now and then. Despite this though Unruly Heroes still does more than enough to get a recommendation from me because it takes you on a very fun and charming adventure and if you’re a fan of these types of game’s then you’ll easily be able to look past the shortcomings when it comes to the grand scheme of things. Expand

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