Parents' Guide to

Hero Generations

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Role-playing tale explores family, but weak plot falls flat.

Game Mac, Windows 2015
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Hero Generations can best be described as a sort of "RPG lite." With every turn chipping away a full year from your character's life, you're literally planning out your life with every step. You have to make sure your aging adventurer finds fame, fortune, and true love (or a reasonable facsimile) in time to pass on what's been learned and built to his or her offspring. With time being of the essence, there's not a lot of room to cram in deep plot lines or character development. The result is an experience that hovers somewhere between classic RPG and speed chess.

Though the game has a fairly basic presentation, it still manages to have a fun personality. Controls are pretty straightforward: Click, move, action, repeat. The game's biggest obstacle is that it's almost too basic for its own good. Quests and goals are little more than bullet points, sometimes a bit too vague and always spotlighting the game's anemic plot. Despite this, Hero Generations is still a fun, if repetitive, time sink that gives players a chance to create their own heroic destinies for themselves and their families.

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