America's #1 reality show for heroes is back for another season! Harness your superpowers to steal the spotlight, win votes, and save your sister!
"The Hero Project: Redemption Season" is the first installment in a new series of interactive novels by Zachary Sergi set in the "Heroes Rise" universe. Your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--129,000 words, without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
In a contest where everyone has superpowers, your opponents can cause earthquakes and explosions, but you're an average Ani-Powered who wakes up with different animal attributes every day. Will your hawk eyes or canine claws take you far enough in the competition to satisfy the only person who can help your sister? And what happens if winning isn't enough?
As you advance, the decisions you make will transform viewers' ideas of what it means to be a hero. Will you fight for your own goals, or make sacrifices for the good of society? Strive for what you believe is right by following the rules, or take down the whole system with more radical methods? Would you take wealth and fame over changing the world?
Choose wisely. It's Redemption Season.
• Play as male, female, trans, or nonbinary; gay, straight, or bi.
• Begin a new story in Millennia City, influenced by your actions in the "Heroes Rise" trilogy.
• Play as a new hero, in a new season of The Hero Project!
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Ratings and Reviews
The story is great- except for the sermonizing
The writing of this game is fantastic, and the world you play in seamlessly flows from the world of Heroes Rise- sometime shifting focus of story/characters can make you feel like it’s a different setting, even if it all takes place in the same city. I especially enjoyed all the different powers and characters shown in the story. I also very much like the story itself, with the reality TV show, the PC’s strange powers, and the shocking twist in the story revealing the Big Bad.
However, the entire story is utterly riddled with social commentary and seemingly non-stop condemnation of racism, sexism, and bigotry. These things are important issues, but it feels like we’re beaten over the head with them at times. One of the characters, a straight white male (from the South no less! Horror of horrors!) is called out by a trans character for being, surprise surprise, a bigoted, privileged, white male. The man was already written as sort of a jerk character, at that point you’re just trying to write him as a villain. That’s just ONE example
If you overlook those issues- and they’re hard to ignore because it feels like they’re literally everywhere in the story- it’s a very fun game to play through, and I love my character and her relationship with her sister, JK. I hope the next game isn’t so heavy-handed with the Social Justice though.
Couldn’t connect with the MC
This game takes a lot of liberties with the way your character thinks and how they look at the world. It is completely out of your control, you can have a bad relationship with other characters, try to be cutthroat and manipulative, yet can’t help but to be ‘inspired’ or ‘uplifted’ by them. I wanted to play the game as a bitter underrepresented separatist, who sympathized with the games antagonists... and they are options that suggest you can do that, but no matter what, through the narrative you are not that person. I wanted to play as someone who doesn’t like the idea of being idolized or deified, but again no matter what your character will feel like it is their duty to speak for other people. I didn’t feel like this when I played the first trilogy.
The unfortunate failure of The Hero Project: Redemption
While an ok standalone game, The Hero Project: Redemption is an honestly pathetic sequel to the phenomenal Heroes Rise series. Where the games before rely on characterization and entertaining and deep story arks, Redemption falls flat on its face by not only refusing to give any background information other than what you already know from the other games, but also by having flat; one dimensional characters and a terrible power set which gives you a different animal power set every in-game day.
The story is meant to be an essay on minorities and discrimination but winds up feeling overly preachy because of the narrative style of the new author.
Although the attempt to take this series in a more serious and realistic direction is admirable and fairly well executed, the story ultimately has the same problems as Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I came in expecting a fun, silly ride with dark, serious undertones. Instead I received an author’s noble yet misguided attempt to make a statement and bring about change at the cost of what amounted to a power fantasy With a healthy dose of political intrigue with racial undertones when fighting in the slums and a power fantasy of epic proportions when you fight with the Heroes Rise universe’s version of the JLA or the Avengers, the Millennial Group.
I am going to try the next game that comes out. Here’s hoping that it’s handled better.
- Choice of Games LLC
- 49.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2016 Choice of Games
- In-App Purchases
- MeChip Warning System $0.99
- The YouPower Project $0.99
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