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Video GameHenchman Story Review
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Posted: 3 weeks ago.

Author: Joe Eaton, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Henchman Story is a narrative adventure about being a supervillain's henchman. It features a cast of animated and fully voiced characters who carry the story, including your villainous employer, the blundering Lord Bedlam. It's like an interactive storybook, where each of your actions and interactions with characters help lead you toward one of the game's 11 endings.

You play by selecting your responses to conversations and what actions you take. It starts simply but soon becomes apparent that each choice has a consequence, with some being harmless and some defining the storyline's progression. Despite appearances, you need to think carefully about how your character acts to get the result you want.

As you progress, the result of your previous actions create branching plots, like romance or friendships between characters, or even a promotion opportunity. The aim of the game isn't really to beat it, it's more about having fun inside your very own whimsical superhero story and seeing what your actions do to the story.

Impressively, Henchman Story manages to make being an unappreciated henchman surprisingly enjoyable. The backdrop of classic comic book aesthetics helps to create the right atmosphere, and it has great repeatability for some players, since it can be challenging to find every ending to the game.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/08/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Developer: Silken Sail (@SilkenSail)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence, Mild Swearing, Sexual Innuendo.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players may struggle with the quantity of reading involved in Henchman Story. Much of the humour is tongue in cheek and a bit adult in nature so it may go over the heads of younger players (which can be both a good or a bad thing depending on context).

CostsCosts

Henchman Story usually costs £12.79 to £13.49.
 

Henchman Story

Steam Store PC £12.79
Switch Store Switch £13.49
Steam Store Mac £12.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Henchman Story Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SilkenSail) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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