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The Merciless King and the Nice Hero Evaluation: A captivating and accessible residing storybook that may be a bit too easy – Eugene Sowah

The non secular successor to Sayaka Oda’s The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince is lastly right here

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Nippon Ichi Software program is famously recognized for his or her Disgaea collection, however through the years they’ve launched a good few different distinctive titles.

Certainly one of these was The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, which was adored for its charming hand drawn artwork type.

Now 4 years after The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince’s preliminary launch, creator Sayaka Oda is again together with her subsequent title, The Merciless King and the Nice Hero.

The Merciless King and the Nice Hero is a JRPG that tells the story of Yuu, a younger woman who lives together with her adoptive father, The Dragon King.

However the story begins just a few years earlier than their fateful encounter when the world was dominated by the infamous Demon King who led a military of monsters to take over the human world.

The Merciless King and the Nice Hero has an charming hand drawn hand type


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When all hope appeared misplaced, a courageous hero rose as much as defeat the Demon King and produce peace to the world, or so Yuu is led to imagine by the tales her adoptive father tells her.

Yuu is aware of the Hero is her father however she doesn’t know the identification of the Demon King who’s nearer than she thinks.

In an effort to turn out to be a Hero Yuu trains each day and endeavours to assist as many individuals as she will be able to, which leads her on an epic journey of self-discovery.

The Merciless King and the Nice Hero’s plot will certainly pull at your heartstrings, as this charming story unravels a darkish reality for Yuu to face.

The characters are well-devised and interesting all through your complete journey, it is virtually a disgrace it ended rather a lot sooner than anticipated.

Like its predecessor The Merciless King and the Nice Hero boast a charismatic hand drawn artwork type that’s harking back to fairy tales or a kids’s e book like The place the Wild Issues Are.

It options a fantastic forged of vibrant characters


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It’s clear to see loads of element has gone into crafting its world that options compelling characters who’re simply bursting with originality.

Every new world encompasses a sensible design nonetheless they’ll really feel considerably repetitive at occasions.

The soundtrack is superior, with every pleasant sounding theme invoking a way of journey, including an additional ambiance to each state of affairs.

The soundtrack is likely one of the highlights of The Merciless King and the Nice Hero.

There isn’t any voice over, which is a disgrace as the sport is dialogue-heavy, nonetheless, a narrator tells the story throughout cutscenes which actually enforces the storybook type.

The Merciless King and the Nice Hero is a JRPG that splits its gameplay between exploration and battle.

The battle system is accessible however feels a bit to easy


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Every new space shall be break up into smaller interconnected sections. There are just a few secret areas but it surely all feels far too linear and simple.

Many of the secrets and techniques or objects are marked on the map, which makes exploring method too straightforward.

There are areas that may solely be accessed after assembly sure characters that are additionally marked on the map.

Their recreation doesn’t function a quick journey system however gamers will be capable to warp again to particular places utilizing a magical merchandise.

Traversing could be a proper slog as Yuu can solely run in areas the place her degree is greater than the monsters who inhabit them.

Even with the operating, it nonetheless looks like her actions are tremendous gradual which is irritating as some areas have a great deal of sections and there’s a hefty quantity of backtracking.

Yuu shall be joined by three totally different characters on her journey


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The sport is damaged down into totally different story arcs the place Yuu will meet a brand new character. Every part will contain her battling by means of the sport’s dungeons and combating the ultimate boss.

Further actions are referred to as Acts of Kindness that are the sport’s aspect quests given by the residents of assorted cities.

These quests aren’t massively troublesome and can primarily require Yuu to fetch objects or defeat some enemies, nonetheless, it’s a good approach to study extra concerning the nice forged who’re the champions of the sport.

Battles shall be initiated by way of random encounters which can take Yuu to a turn-based display screen. Now fight could be very easy, every character could have an assault, particular transfer and entry to objects.

Though Yuu does study new abilities and may make use of a variety of attacking objects which does elevate the strategic aspect of the sport, fight may nonetheless do with a problem setting because it felt far too straightforward even in the course of the boss battles which had been by no means threatening.

On her journey, Yuu will meet three totally different characters who will do battle together with her and permit her to achieve new areas or discover objects with their numerous talents.

The one concern is you’ll be able to solely have one accomplice with you at any given time and should warp to your hideout to swap them over when you want them to uncover a secret.

Every story chapters will finish with Yuu’s bedtime


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The sport doesn’t function a ability tree or any workforce assaults however characters may be geared up with new weapons and objects that trigger totally different sorts of buffs.

Nonetheless, this simplistic system left me wanting extra customisation because it all can turn out to be fairly repetitive.

The sport does function its personal trophy which comes within the type of badges that gamers can unlock after attaining sure landmarks within the recreation.

They’re a pleasant incentive and assist add that additional little bit of longevity to the sport. Alongside this gamers may get Star Fragments from finishing aspect quests which can be used to unlock additional goodies.


The Merciless King and the Nice Hero is a delightfully harmless recreation that appears to herald newcomers to the JRPG style with its simplistic controls.

Nonetheless, I really feel veterans of the style will merely discover this recreation method too straightforward with its linear and primary strategy. There simply isn’t sufficient depth inside its core gameplay and turns into repetitive actual fast.

The Merciless King and the Nice Hero is out for PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Change on 11 March

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