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Heroes of Destiny
By Jon Mundy 29 March 2013
Heroes of Destiny | Publisher:
Glu Mobile | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
RPG | Players:
1 | Version:
Follow this narrow path, kill a prescribed number of generic baddies, collect loot, level-up, and repeat.
For so-called epic games set in rich (if derivative) worlds, the vast majority of fantasy RPGs all boil down to that same core formula.
Heroes of Destiny is strangely refreshing because doesn't try to hide from this fact - it positively embraces the linear grind-fest at its core.
Essence of RPG
This is a neat, distilled action-RPG with nearly all of the flabby bits trimmed away, leaving an experience that feels perfectly at home on iOS and Android.
There's no time wasted trudging around seemingly open locations here. Each level you tackle with your hardy band of four (eventually) warriors is a corridor of action that's as tight and funneled as any number of Temple Run clones.
A concise and enjoyable action RPG-lite with an irritating - but not deal-breaking - IAP system