I want to bring a new project by this blog’s friends Corey and Lori Ann Cole to your attention today. Summer Daze at Hero-U builds upon their earlier Hero-U: From Rogue to Redemption, which was a fine revival in spirit of their much-loved Quest for Glory games of yore. This sequel — or actually prequel — goes in a somewhat different direction, with something of a visual-novel aesthetic and markedly fewer CRPG trappings. The Coles are fine game designers as well as fine people, so I’m sure they’ll pull it off with the same aplomb that made the first Hero-U such a pleasure to play.
The economics of game-making being what they are, however, they could use your support to bring the project to fruition. As of this writing, they’re about $30,000 short of their $100,000 goal on Kickstarter, with six days left to go. Please head on over to the Kickstarter site and give the project a look, and think about pitching in if you like what you see. If I know the Coles at all, I know that they’ll undoubtedly give you your money’s worth in the finished product.
Fuck David Cage
November 11, 2019 at 6:22 pm
Hero U was good, but not great: It was funny, but the puzzles were virtually nonxistent, the combat became a pathetic joke once you built up your skills a little, and I easily developed all the relationships with all the characters and solved all of the quests in one playthrough making the supposed replay value nonexistent. I recommend a much better Quest for Glory tribute: Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Element by A.G.D. Interactive, which succeeds where Hero U fails although I still wish it had more puzzles. Its puzzles are good though, and one puzzle is harder than the entirety of Hero U.
Hero U does have potential though, and there are much worse tributes to Quest for Glory like Quest for Infamy and Quest for Glory 4.5: So You Used to be a Hero. It certainly is a much better Kickstarter game than No Man’s Sky, Underworld Ascendant or Bubsy