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Oh My Heroes! is a class-based multiplayer game with a fantasy theme. At its best, Oh My Heroes! can be a wonderfully hectic battleground for up to eight players, and at its worst, the game can be a slog of a game fraught with empty rooms and connection issues. The result is a game that is unfortunately a rather uneven experience.
The premise for the game is that magical crystals have descended upon the land that allow people to respawn, resulting in a never-ending battle for control of these crystals. It is a rather transparent story conceit as the game’s currency is–in fact–crystals that players can use to unlock new characters and abilities. All of this translates into gameplay as three game modes: deathmatch, team deathmatch, and crystal control. While the first two modes are self-explanatory, crystal control is Oh My Heroes!‘s take on a “king of the hill” mode. Teams of up to four compete to control and generate crystals from a particular part of the map, and the team that generates the most crystals wins the match.
To play the game, players choose to play as an archer, knight, bomber, priest, or mage. From there, they will be thrown into battle, controlling their character with on screen buttons that allow them to move, jump, attack, and use special abilities. While the control scheme seems very simple, it is certainly effective, although the game could benefit from requiring a little less precision on button presses–specifically on the jump button, which is sometimes hard to hit due to its smaller size.
Larger than any control issue, though, is the amount of technical problems experienced while playing Oh My Heroes!. Many times while playing, I would see characters standing still that then wildly jump around the screen and kill me. Other times, I would be in a room that empties out soon after entering it, leaving me with only one or two people still playing. In addition to this, if my connection ever dropped, which was relatively often, I would be taken back to the mode select screen without receiving any crystals for anything that I accomplished in that round. This wouldn’t be such an issue if Oh My Heroes! were a more robust game on its own, but half of the fun is earning crystals to unlock new things.
Overall, Oh My Heroes! is a lackluster experience in one of the most frustrating ways. The game is fun, unlocking things is fun, experiencing the different classes is fun, but the fun stuff is hard to enjoy in the face of the game’s technical issues. Hopefully, this will get fixed in future updates. Until then, I’d steer clear of Oh My Heroes!
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