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Underhero is a 2D side-scroller RPG adventure game with timing-based combat. It tells an intriguing and mysterious story, full of silly characters brimming with personality, quirky dialogue, and lots of weird humor. STORY: Inspired by Paper Mario games and RPGs in general, it tells the story of a world where the chosen hero has failed and an underling of the main villain takes his place as the new “hero”. Join Elizabeth IV and a little Masked kid in a journey across the Chestnut Kingdom to once again, defeat the evil Mr. Stitches! Meet friends, foes and other weird characters in the mysterious world of Underhero. ...Wait, once again!?
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

i want to give stitches a hug because he deserves better
i can not give stitches a hug and this makes me very very sad
0/10 :(
also, the song Oblivion Party is an absolute BANGER, love this soundtrack and everything about this game so much <33333

Review from Steam

The good:
+ OKish story with amazing ending.
+ Fun/silly character, although not really memorable.
+ Good artstyle, although not outstanding in any way.
+ Good soundtrack.
+ Various gamemodes. Combat, puzzle, platforming, quiz and even some mini games.
+ Unique combat system which is easy to learn and tricky to master.
+ Native Linux support.
The bad:
- Save game issue. Sometimes there aren't enough save station/checkpoint which made me almost rage quit few times on world 3 and 4. And for completionist, lack of multiple save slot for same playthough could be annoying when you accidentally miss something.
The ugly:
* The game premise is about minion who rise against their boss (main villain). But for many parts, what you do isn't that different from classic game about hero and demon lord.
* Some pacing issue. Exploring jungle on world 3 and first half of world 5 feel very long. The first half of the story also feels dragged.
* Control using keyboard feels awkward sometimes. And it's quite painful during platforming which involve rope.
* This game require some grinding and exploration. So if you don't bother with that, combat and platforming will be quite difficult.
Underhero is fun game, albeit both story and gameplay has some really annoying issue. It's heavily reflected with the fact 90.3% player finish the intro, but only 44.1% finish world 1 and 16.2% have beaten the game. If you only care about either story or gameplay, this game isn't for you. But if you're in for both story and gameplay or specifically looking for game which has subverted/deconstructed trope of "Super Mario Bros"-esque game, you should give this game a try.

Review from Steam

Janky ahh game, but good ahh game.

Review from Steam

It's a game that bleeds creativity. The art style drew me in at first, but I stuck around for the compelling story, and I personally don't think there were many if any low points. The charm persists throughout the whole adventure, and even the surprising final boss. If you want a game that you can beat under twenty hours and will leave a lasting impression, I'd recommend It.

Review from Steam

Underhero certainly deserves more attention. It's not a flawless game, there are some bugs and glitches that are still not solved and it's missing the final polish. Yet it's full of charme, starts with a fresh twist and ends on a high note. This game is a lot like Paper Mario in terms of gameplay with a bit more platforming. The battle system is really cool as you have to manage your stamina when choosing your actions, but in the beginning it charges way too low and when approaching the final stages it barely matters anymore due to various reasons. I liked the humor, the characters and the overall style of this game. The music is generally okay, but the tracks are too short/start repeating too fast.
One thing that annoyed me is that I felt like many ideas, levels and fights were great but then stretched too long and their potential wasn't fully utilized. In one scene I am being chased by a boss and that sequence is cool at first but quickly started to get boring. If they cut that down by 50% and tweaked the playability a bit it would have been more more enjoyable, but instead it ended up being mediocre.
It also took me a while until I learned that the "Normal" text on the UI refers to the character status and not the current difficulty as you can get poisoned etc. That's a bit sad because I would agree with other people that this game is rather easy if this is not the first time of playing a videogame.
I'd say it takes around 15 hours if you want to 100% this game. Most of the upgrades and collectibles are not that hidden so you should naturally get them during exploration. If you are not going to explore as thoroughly as I did and don't want to fight every enemy on the way then I'm sure you can cut that down to maybe 12 hours.

Overall I would agree that Underhero is not a must play, but it is a good game that I would recommend to those that can look over the minor flaws of an indie game that's like a raw diamond and enjoy games like Paper Mario, Platformers and RPGs.

Review from Steam

This game is so good please buy it and play it all the way through

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