Available on: Xbox 360; Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment; Developer: Marvelous Entertainment; Players: 1 – 4; Released: June 29, 2011; ESRB: Everyone; Official Site
It’s always amazed me how people with full commitments, such as a job, girlfriend(s), and school, can still manage to power through a 50-something hour RPG. That is probably one of the reasons that casual games have begun to rise. These short bursts of gameplay allow people to have fun without really having to commit a large portion of their time to gaming. Originally released on the PSP, Half-Minute Hero and Xbox Live Arcade brethren, Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax, offer all the nostalgia and elements of a 90s RPG along with the short bursts of gameplay casual gamers love.
Gamers looking for a quick fix this week are going to get their fill with the Xbox Live Arcade’s release of Half-Minute Hero, which has all the elements of an RPG in less than a minute rather than the usual 50-something hour grind. Otherwise, get in some quick rounds of horde-blasting action with Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Personally, since I still haven’t downloaded the DLC for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, it might be time to pick up the disc-based release instead. After all, new artwork never hurt anyone!