Hi all, my name is Yen Hau and I’m the Product Manager at Rising Star Games. I just want to tell you all about a gem of a game coming out next year called Half-Minute Hero for your PSP. Some of you may have heard something about it already but I thought it would be nice for me to personally introduce it to our European community.
I’ve had a play on it last night and I must say the rumours are true…its absolutely bonkers! You basically have to kill the bad guy in under 30-seconds, and all from the time you accept the quest. So you have to run from the quest giver to where the boss is, upgrade your gear, buy herbs, defeat monsters (think of FFIV when you have to run from the castle, over the world map with random encounters) and finally kill the boss all in this time. It takes a bit of getting used to at first, but once you’ve passed the first level (with a few deaths, guaranteed!) the whole thing becomes second nature. I haven’t had much time to check out the other chapters yet (there are 4 storylines to go through, Hero, Evil Lord, Princess and Knight, all with different play styles) but will post what they’re like once I get round to it.
So far I’m loving the game and it has managed to keep my Monster Hunter UMD out of the drive for more than a day! As you can tell, I’m really excited about the release of this game, it is a refreshing take on the RPG genre and genuinely puts a smile on your face when you play it. At the moment we are scheduling the release for Q1 2010, sometime around February. It all looks on course so hopefully there won’t be any delays, but I’ll keep you all updated on its progress. Either way, check out the excellent feedback following the recent US release on the internet, it really does warrant a look into.