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What's it about?
In HERO HUNTERS, you assemble a squad of muscle-bound heroes in a series of battles, choosing which combination will fare best against the cadre of enemies the game throws at you. With over 40 (ultimately) to choose from, there's a strategic element to the game. And by upgrading characters with the spoils of victory, there's a role-playing element as well. Players switch between members of their squad by tapping on their profile pictures, and then aim using the left side of their screen and firing and using special powers (such as healing other players or attracting enemy fire) on the right. The game features a campaign mode as well as a player-vs.-player multiplayer mode.
Is it any good?
Action games need more than action; they need heart, and while this game sounds like it has all the right elements to be addictive, it misses the mark. Hero Hunters does manage to blend three genres in a fairly effective manner. It's a good-looking game. And it has varied gameplay modes. Unfortunately, it lacks that heart -- that undefinable quality that draws you in as a player. The writing is flat. The characters never draw you in. The action, while it's certainly not bad, is rather paint-by-numbers. There aren't any surprises, even mild ones, to keep you hooked. You can only advance so far -- especially in the multiplayer mode -- before you need to seriously consider paying for upgrades. And, after an hour or two, you'll find your attention wandering to another app. Hero Hunters almost has what it takes to be fun. but it never sinks its hooks deep into you enough to keep you playing.
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