This is a light and fun strategy game that also folds in action and role-playing game (RPG) elements, such as card decks, leveling, and upgrades. Fans of the tower defense genre will no doubt enjoy HEROish a fun -- and funny -- romp through single-player missions and multiplayer matches, but it does fall short in a few areas. For one, there are some annoying technical glitches, such as characters getting stuck trying to walk up a ladder (and not being able to turn around) or difficulty turning around to face the enemies on the other side of you. The pacing and balancing is also off, with higher level campaigns (such as level 5 opposed to 3) seemingly easier than lower numbers, at times, or on the flipside, facing difficulty defeating what should be a weaker enemy faction. If you can get past this, and perhaps it can be fixed with a patch, HEROish is a good time.
The six characters have unique weapons and abilities, which adds to the game's variety and replayability. You'll select where to go on the overhead map and choose a non-linear path. The single-player Campaign mode has you play the Imperial levels first, before unlocking Cursed, Feral, and so on. After you choose your fighters and spells per level, battles are frenetic and fast, and you'll find it fun and challenging to split your efforts into offensive attacks and defensive considerations, when you have limited time and resources to complete the missions. Should you summon some archers or spend the magic on healing your group? Run through enemies to inflict harm and move your way over to their gem, or hang around your base and bolster your defenses? Different players will consider different strategies. Multiplayer works well, whether you're looking to play a friend (via invite code) or a randomized match. HEROish also has solid graphics and animation, and great music. It's a solid B title that is a no-brainer for Apple Arcade subscribers who like this genre.