Unruly Heroes Review
Posted: 6 weeks ago.
It looks and plays like the Rayman platform games, and the team overlaps with that development. Here though, the characters have more varied abilities and can be switch between on the fly for tactical and strategic reasons. If you don't fancy switching, you can play with up to four players, each commanding one character.
The game's story and aesthetic is inspired by the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West. Unruly Heroes tells a similar adventure of four totally opposed, implausible heroes who must collect all the scroll fragments and travel to fantastical worlds to restore balance.
The world is not only lush and lively, but intricately laid out. Although accessible for newcomers, you need to learn the motion of each hero to progress. Along the way you face a mix of jumping, climbing, unexpected challenges, and intense combat as you face a horde of enemies and memorable boss characters. Each area evolves the play in new ways, which keeps the action fresh.
You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.
Rated PEGI 7 because it features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like characters. Violence is mostly non-realistic and minor in nature. The heroes can attack enemies in a variety of ways but the reaction to attacks remains similar, with enemies flashing when hit and dissolving into particles when defeated. Some of the 'boss fights' feature creatures that may be scary to younger children.
ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.
View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.
Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.
High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
Speaker Indicator: Captions or icons and speech bubbles indicate who is speaking.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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