The world's speediest homage/roast to JRPGs! Can you save the world in 30 seconds? Get a quest, find those in need, fight through dungeons, earn cash, get cool loot and level up until YOU>EVIL. Don't have enough time? Pay the Goddess to reset the clock and try again! Over 100 mini-JRPGs for you to test your might with!
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Release Date: Apr 4, 2014

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“Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming makes a number of improvements on an established formula. It's endearing, provocative, and silly.”
8 – Destructoid

“The Second Coming is a delight to play.”
8 – Gamespot

“Shut up and take my money!”
8.5 – 4Players

About This Game

The world's speediest homage/roast to JRPGs! Can you save the world in 30 seconds?

Get a quest, find those in need, fight through dungeons, earn cash, get cool loot and level up until YOU>EVIL. Don't have enough time? Pay the Goddess to reset the clock and try again! Over 100 mini-JRPGs for you to test your might with! Available outside Japan for the first time ever exclusively on Steam.

Key Features:

  • A robust single player mode that features persistent leveling and FIVE separate eras of the Half Minute Hero saga.
  • Four-player multiplayer with lobby support so you can see which of your friends is the TRUE hero.
  • Time Attack and Infinite Battle Modes with Steam leaderboards!
  • A custom map editor (with mouse support) so you can create your own maps and quests. Find, download, edit, and share via Steam Workshop.
  • An art gallery and music player you can unlock as you progress through the game.
  • More fun and charm than should be allowed in a game!

System Requirements

    • OS: XP SP2 32bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000 or equivalent
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
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Very Positive (344 reviews)
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( 30.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This game is amazing, and has become my all time favorite game of all time.

It has frantic fun gameplay, rocking music, and a pretty good story to boot. (With quite a bit of hilarous narrative too!)
I HIGHLY recommend you play it, and play the first one first, since it can give you a good idea of what it is.
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( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Super fantastic game.
Will get you addicted.
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billy mays
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
If you like reading then this game is for you, if not then don't buy this game cause there is like no ♥♥♥♥ing gameplay in it!
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
I can’t type lengthy review and finish it in half minute.

Just buy it.
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( 44.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
Wanna get a hidden gem? Here is your chance

The first Half Minute Hero was ingenious puzzle game where the goal was to complete different kind of areas under 30 second. If the 30 second goal was failed, then time could be rewinded for ever increasing pay. The first game also featured some jrpg elements like new equipment (which couldn't be brought to earlier levels).

Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming takes the mechanics of the first game and jrpgfies them and adds some completely new mechanics. Some of the changes are global level ups and removal of equipment restrictions. This results the game being considerably easier than the first game and time of the levels doesn't really matter anymore. There is time attack mode, but unfortunately it suffers also from the same global character syndrome.

However, what is achieved with those changes is that the Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming is a genuine rpg and a very good one. Admitted, the script is written without much thought, but half asessed parody of more popular rpg branches goes well with this game. Half Minute Hero SC knows what it is capable and doesn't try to be anything else than light-jrpg...

Well that is besides the music, for some reason the soundtrack of the game is really over the top and features songs/compositions from 24 different artists. This includes multiple Final Fantasy composers and Chrono Trigger composer. And if you think those were the only ones worth mentioning, you are very wrong (the list just would be too long). Soundtrack of the Half Minute Hero SC doesn't pale in comparison to any other game-soundtrack. It isn't long, but it is compact and packs a huge punch and enhances the game massively! What is best about the soundtrack is how it is used. There are moments in the game where the soundtrack is utilized near utmost perfection. For example final mission of Ragnarok story arc and its vocal track was something from which those big and old franchises could learn. I think have have never stared battle result screen as long as I did after that mission, for it featured instrumental version of that same song (a thing, nothing short of brilliant).
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( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
dialogue in this game is $hit.
i don't even know who is talking.
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( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11
"Describe your sex life with a video game title," the video game.
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( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
It's like the original.

The humor is a bit less cringe, but it still made me cringe at some points.

its one of those anime terrible-joke stereotype things
where people think its normal
and its horrible

im not gonna lie

Game's good though.

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( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
I have never raged so hard in my life.

My buddy rage quit after 30 mins on the final map. I powered on through for another 20 minutes resetting the time over and over.

It was stressful because time limits arent my thing but for a quick fun game this works out pretty nice.

Do rec if you want to get angry.
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Kindred EP
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
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( 38.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
Best Game.
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( 78.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
So... Is anyone still playing this game?
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( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 12
JRPG that is way too long for what it is. Gameplay changes almost none over the course of the entire game. Very grindy and repetitive. Be prepared to sink about 16 hours into the main story for basic completion.
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Big Niggah Ari
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
pixels are nice
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Marvelous Moon
( 29.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
One of my personal favorites in my steam library, would pay for again if they ported it to other platforms for other playthroughs especially console. On a bit of a more serious note, if you enjoy RPGs, and enjoy a bit of slap-stick humor with an over the top story that makes friendly jabs at the genre's tropes then this is the game for you. However if you're a gamer that primarily plays AAA games with top of the line graphics with a disdain towards JRPGS and pixel styled graphics then this game is definitely not for you. Although on a final note I would recommend a buy as I think The Second Coming has something for everyone within in if you're willing to take the time to appreciate it's subtle nuances. Anyways for those who do buy this I hope you enjoy because it can be a fun exhilarating ride!
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( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
This game should be renamed Half Minute Hero: The Anime

No really, I'm serious.

First take the really good gameplay of the first half minute hero and then smash it at all the cliches from all action anime that you have ever seen in your life. It will create the most beautiful and awesome game made in anime heaven.
For most people this would seem like a turn-off from the first game since it would take nearly everything from the story, art and a bit of the soundtrack out of the window. They would expect another same looking JRPG with a bit more fleshed out story and gameplay than the first one, but instead they got a massive RPGmaker looking game coated in anime weaboo sparkles.

Am I the only one who was actually ok with this? Yea? Ok then.

Weaboo Review:

For me, the story was AMAZING. It literally was a massive throwback to all my favorite action animes, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam, Code Geass, etc. It was complete with some 4th wall breaking jokes and the ending battle cliche where the protag remembers his fallen friends and the protag's journey to fight his own fate/destiny. There was a LOT of reading to be done in this game though. It's almost like a VN.

-Story- Game w/ weaboo glasses: 10000/10

Real Review:

Story w/out weaboo glasses: 5/10

Now, taking the weaboo glasses off, the story was almost bland to the extent of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ people off. The characters didn't seem to have that much depth. The first protag guy who seemed to be the stereotypical Kirito, who at first seemed really normal-ish but then got kicked in the nuts by reality and now turns into a overreactional emo b*tch. The other protag characters were also stereotypical, the girl protag who raises your hopes of being more fleshed out than the other ones but turned out to be another determined stereotypical Asuna (who cries alot). The third one was simply... Naruto. Just.. Naruto. There's literally no other way I can express him.

The gameplay was basically the same as the first one except they threw out all of the cleveressness and the parody-ish style of the first one where they mocked the all the grinding in JRPG games and instead replaced it with just.. Grinding. Like, grinding for ?? f*cking minutes to get to lvl ????? You can literally brute force your way to any situation. It literally goes like this.

Get Objective ---> Grind ---> ???? ---> Profit

I myself didn't really fell the grind while playing this game because the dialouge usually kept things fresh with a small joke or some 4th wall breaking. They also added a bit of a mech thing gameplay that I don't really get. It didn't actually change anything from the original fast-paced grinding of the first one but.. it was simply a thing. That was there. o.O

Gameplay: 6/10

The art? Ehh, the first one was better.
The first one gave it a standard-ish RPG looking game that you would normally find on other online flash games like Kongregate, etc. which you don't usually find in other JRPG games and gave it a really unique and memorable feel to the game. The second one just seems like another one of those... RPG maker types of games. >.>

Art: 6/10 (Why is it not 5? Because of the PLOT.)

Soundtrack? Umm.. It was okay I guess...?
It didn't really stand out much apart from the boss scenes when you're rewarded with rock music blaring from your speakers that would make any rock fan proud. The music at times gets cut off by battles with monsters and after you complete them it starts back from the start. So you can't really enjoy the soundtrack unless you literally just put your controller down and listen.

Ain't nobody got time for dat.

So yeah.. 6/10 for the soundtrack.

And right now, I could just guess what you're thinking, 'With all these horrible scores why would you recommend this game?' Because I can't. I really can't not (double negatives woo) recommend this game. My inner weaboo keeps my hand from clicking the No in the recommendation bar. So to anyone who is still reading don't buy this game if you CAN'T STAND action cliche's or just anime in general.
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( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
Better than the original

Most of the time sequels don't live up to the hype. Other times they hardly change the formula and are just an updated version. Others blow the original right out of the water and make you remember them more than anything else (example: Assassins Creed 2)

I feel that Half Minute Hero 2 does just that. Adding more to do than just the story missions, easier ways to replay levels, and giving players a way to get a leg up in the next missions, rewarding them in a way for playing and exploring the world for the hidden goodies. Oh and that you don't have to replay a mission to go BUY stuff you missed is nice.

Though this time the story is clearly the important part, which is more than fine by me. I just wish it was a bit more self aware than it is, more like HMH1, but that said, I DO love the world, characters and story enough so it doesn't bother me too much.

So if you wanted a bit more meat than what Half Minute Hero One did, Half Minute Hero Two gives you a steak instead of BBQ Ribs.

10/10 would pay goddess gold to reset time again... and again... and again!
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( 29.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2015
It was comical, fun, and awesome
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( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 9, 2015
Man, for a supposedly fast JRPG series, there sure is a lot of talking. In fact in my one hour of playtime, I think I spent more time reading dialogue than playing the game. I don't remember the first game wasting so much of my TIME. Not to mention the tutorials just go on and on, injecting humor when all I can think about is how much I want to put into PRACTICE ALREADY what was just explained to me.

I think I liked the first one better.

One out of five Lennys
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( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 5, 2015
Pretty much like HMH1, but with serious story this time.

Other gameplay variations (like princess 30 or evil lord 30) are gone in favor of massive improvements to the overworld.

Overall a very enjoyable game for me!


::One thing worth noting::

If you have played a Cave SHMUP game "Deathsmiles" before, you will immediately notice that one of the soundtracks in this game sounds a bit too familiar.

For comparison, see "Battle of the venus 7" and "burning halloween town"
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
"Describe your sex life with a video game title," the video game.
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1,514 of 1,860 people (81%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
I have 30 seconds to write a revie-
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145 of 158 people (92%) found this review helpful
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
The second game in a series about saving the world in only half a minute has once again won my love in only half an hour. All the gameplay you know and love from the first game is back and upgraded just a tad for more dynamic fights without losing its original feel. If you've played the first game you'll have a good time seeing some subtle callbacks, but if you're jumping into the series with this game you'll still have a grand time; skipping the first game in no way makes the game any less fun.

Outside of fighting, there's so much to be done. Weapon crafting, skill leveling, bonus content you purchase using gold saved up from missions, and so forth. It's so easy to climb your way up to 100% completion and yet so difficult to successfully achieve that goal with such a large number of tasks to complete. You won't be left feeling like you didn't have enough to do.

Plus there's a leaderboard for benchmark testing the game on your computer so you can compare your results to other players for whatever reason. How can you not love this game?
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87 of 91 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
130.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
My first impression after having done the first part of the story:

Don't let the appearance of this game fool you; it's a badass game and offers some quick fun if you are lacking of time or if you are a hardcore player, finish the game in a long session. Do not feel disheartened if you completed the first mission set ---- Your journey is just the beginning! If you are a completionist, check out the gallery and unlock artworks, videos and soundtracks by finishing the game! The only complain I have is only the music transition while fighting against the enemies while not on any mission, since it gets rather repetitive. Steam Workshop support allows map creation for increased gameplay value.

For the options, each gamepad and keyboard bindings can be customized to your liking and for the first time, occulus VR mode on a 2d game(?).

Experience great soundtrack (especially the main menu!), improved battle (now you have skills, class, party and formation) and having the money-minded goddess along with your journey, HMH fans and newcomers will love it!
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
This is one of the most competitive games I have ever played in Multiplayer, even more so than the first game. Goddess whims, the new feature in multiplayer mix things up nicely, with levels being doubled and gold being taken away at every turn. Also the inclusion of community created maps is a nice touch, giving this game literally infinite lifespan.
An absolute treat for RPG fans who are looking for something a little different, or anyone for that matter.
My one and only nitpick with this game is the fact there is no volume settings for sound and music, only allowing each to be turned off and on.
Other than that though, it's definitely worth €19.99 for all the content you recieve.

I have yet to touch upon the single player aspects of the game, but I know for sure I will not be disappointed. When I do get stuck into the story, I'll update this review.

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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
This game is amazing. While the first one had several frantic levels to complete, this one has periods of calm to make yourself stronger at a slower rate, before you gain temporary levels at a rapid rate in quests. The soundtrack is intense, with the quests having pumped up, energetic sounds.

This one has quite a bit more depth to the way you manage your equipment and party. You can actually position everyone and give them little orders, and you can also select a skill to randomly fire upon landing a hit.

The story this time around is highly engaging. There is less humour in the first chapter of this adventue, but it makes up for this lacking with a web of character relations and situations. The fate of the characters are actually of high interest this time around. The story also brings back several moments from the first game.

This is a more modern, better written Half-Minute Hero.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
I have been waiting for a long time to play this game, waiting for a good sale, and even if I only found a 50% one on this Summer Sale, oh man, if it was worth it.

Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming is, as you might have know, the sequel of "Half Minute Hero; Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy" (the hell is going on with the names, man?), and it does fell true to the first one, while being original on his own.

The story picks up on the year 200, 100 years after the first one, and as the original one, has multiple stories (5 in total, the first one being a bit short as the introduction and tutorial, while the last one is pretty much the ending and final battles), most of them with their own characters, like in the original (the Hero Mode, Princess mode, Evil Lord mode, and Knight mode on the original).

The main thing that has changed here is the seriousness. This game is more serious than the last one, where half the stages where filled with parodies, jokes, easter eggs and references. There are still some quite hillarious stages, but nowhere near before. Instead, you can find parodies and references in the story, maps, and even the items (really? The bike and Buster Sword from Cloud? I rather wear Vivi's outfit...).

The soundtrack is f#cking boss. I'm not even kidding. Not only it sounds way better while having the same style, but each episode of the game has multiple themes for each battle and map. And I can tell you, the music just gets better the further you go into the game.

One main problem is the difficulty...It might be that I'm a Badass, or something, but I found it a bit easy. Specially with the "Global Level system", and the "Global Dungeons". The idea is that you can level up out of the stages, so when you start your next battle, you will start at level 5 or so, instead of level 1. The Global dungeons are a good adition, but it's way TOO easy to level up in them, while searching for the loot on them.

Another trouble I find on this game, is that the story doesn't have multiple routes like the original. Further more, while in the original there where multiple ways to finish a stage, here there are not much of those. There are, though, some secret companions that are not easy to find, and usually need some backtracking to get (like Cozain, who you will need a guide to find, like me).

Something that has also been done well, are the cameos. A good amount of characters from the original can be found in here: Allied characters, the other heroes of the game, some Evil Lords...Even the main character itself! Most of them will join you in some way, and only a few of them will serve of any way on the story (like Geezer, who I'm not gonna spoil who he is, since it's quite obvious, but appears in all the chapters, helping the heroes). The new Formation system also makes the allies feel a bit more usefull than before, and now both you, allies and enemies have skills...Even though they appear out of chance, making them pretty luck-based.

Something great, and that I wanted really bad on the game, is the Map Editor. I mean, IT'S PERFECT! Now you can make your own maps, or download the maps from others, play them alone, or with friends! It makes the game last much more, and it's something that A LOT of games should have by default.

While it took me about 14 hours to unlock most of the original Half Minute Hero, I have played this one for 20 hours, and I'm nowhere near getting everything (Dude, the Demon Maze is a nightmare...). I would totally recommend this game, SPECIALLY if you played the first one. 20€ is a bit too much, though, so wait for a sale like I did. 10€ or less is a good price, and you should buy it from that point. There are probably DLC's for this game, I haven't checked them yet, but you could also buy them to extend the game, if you want.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2015
If you LOVED the first title you'll...

...feel torn on this one.

It's not a bad game. Like all sequels it does everything its predecessor did with bells and whistles added. Unlike the previous title, you get an art gallery, unlockable costumes for the Time Goddess, and a more cohesive plotline with cutscenes and character development.

But that's what's off-putting for some. The first title had miniature 30 second quests selected from a world map where the boss, area, and quest were all self-contained. The bosses were made to be humorous and you'd get a small 4 sentence 'epilogue' to the quest that had a joke or two in it. The plot-line was backdrop: it merely explained why you were traveling the world.

The Second Coming places the plot in center-row and heavily emphasizes it. You get cut-scenes pre and post quest, flashbacks while you travel the world map, and character exposition and development. Bosses are no longer humorous with ridiculous motivations for their actions: they are taken much more seriously. Granted, we aren't dealing with Final Fantasy levels of writing and exposition, but the humor is considerably toned down. You'll either appreciate the expansion or hate it vehemently.

There were some casualties in transitioning to a story-driven game. Whereas you were timed in the previous title and graded on it after a quest, this game merely continues on with the storyline after a quest is finished. They've done away with the quest completion screen, which details your time and objectives completed, so the game places less emphasis on speed-running. Ironically, time is less emphasized in the series than ever before.

The sequel DOES fu*k up in two indisputable ways: the ability to go back to completed quests in a time trial mode and the ability to level up in the over-world map. When you level up outside of a quest, your level carries over to the next quest. Which means the element of grinding is introduced in a series where a 30 second quest's challenges include getting strong enough to defeat a boss. You can realistically grind outside of a quest so that when you enter it you're already set to beat the boss, which is beyond ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in this series. Secondly, while you can go back to completed quests to beat the clock, you keep all of your current equipment and levels, which is doubly insane and defeats the point of the 30 second timer and a time trial challenge.

Granted, you don't NEED to grind, ever. But the fact that it's even an option is just as bad as auto-aim in a PC FPS.

Two ♥♥♥♥-ups aside I'm really split on this game. The previous title had a more arcade-like feel and you could pick up and play it whenever and put it down a minute later. This title has a more continuous feel to it, and in transitioning to a serious RPG some of the humor of the last title is lost. I miss bosses that wanted to blow up the world because others confused their species for a similar looking species. But it's still an enjoyable title that tries something new with the base 'Half-Minute Hero' experience still lying underneath.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
The Time Goddess has given me more than 30 seconds to review this game, so I will make use of her charitable nature.

Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming is the second (obviously) Half Minute Hero game. With a good mix of RPG, puzzle, and action all packed into one hilarious RPG which lampoons pretty much everything in those games. You have several stories to go through which span an impressive plot which is told in a series of (technically) 30 second levels. The characters are colorful and the gameplay is amazingly fun. Keeping in touch with true frantic action, you must make all your choices quickly, lest those 30 seconds you have be wasted, or you could always pay the stingy Time Goddess.

The game is extremely fun, with the game keeping the pedal to the metal at all times. The story and dialogue gloriously pokes and prods fun at many tropes present in video games, from forcing you to pick a specific choice to giant robots (who doesn't love giant robots?)! This game, like its predecessor, has an overarching story that encompasses several campaigns following different heroes of different eras, all helped by the Time Goddess.

The gameplay is simple, but fun. You'll find yourself smiling as you plow through fields or Global Dungeons looking for EXP, gold, and items. During missions, you have to balance time and money, adding a strategic / tactical aspect to each and every mission. Do you plow through to the boss and risk being too weak or grind your levels until you're strong enough? Not only there, there's plenty of secrets in the game that'll keep you engaged for awhile as well.

There's also a map creation system where you can create your own maps to play and download creations of other players, to further add to the content of this game!

It also has a multiplayer function, though I've yet to try that out.

Overall, it's an amazing game that is definitely worth the price tag that it has.

Unfortunately for me, the Time Goddess noticed I called her stingy and has taken all my money, my shoes, and my shirt.

Thankfully, I still have my pants. Wait, no. She took those too.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
76.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
Okay after beating the ♥♥♥♥ out of everyone I can finally review this game and giving my own opinions about it.
Uhm sorry where was I? Oh okay thank you.
The story is the sequel to Half Minute Hero Super Mega Bla Bla Bla and if you're planning to buy this game you have the chance to play the first one for knowing what should you wait after you beat the game. The story if you play it right should be long about 26 hours.
The gameplay is simple, you have 30 seconds to level up to defeat the boss of the level. If you can't make it in time you lose.
The soundtrack is one of the best I ever heard, Is composed by multiple people but one of these guys is Motoi Sakuraba, the artist who made the Dark Souls soundtrack.
My last words are please buy this game, support the company! I want a sequel!
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2015
Definitely one of my favorite RPGs that I have played recently. I saw this ages ago and did not get it. I did play the first one but the first game had plenty of problems in it (Such as quests being nearly identical to each other and not much variety in them). That was a stupid decision. This game fixes all the problems in the first game and makes it a almost perfect game. Here's how.

There are 4 (5? I'm on Ragnarok at the minute and I don't really know if there is more.) eras to play in this game. They all have different stories. The eras are Overture, Judgement, Revolution and Ragnarock. Judgement is a kind of part 2 to Overture so it does not have a different protagonist unlike the others. I will only explain the Overture story because 1. I don't want to spoil much. 2. I don't want to waste time on a review. So overture follows the story of Yusha. A royal commando sent on a mission to destroy the Evil Lords alongside a group that contains Yashu and Guy. The Evil Lords get their hands on the Spell of Destruction. This spell makes the world end in 30 seconds. Thus the 30 second gimmick. Wow. I thought Overture had a bit more to the story that I could say without spoiling anything. Anyway over to the gameplay.

This really is the highlight of the game. So basically you are hunting Evil Lords and ♥♥♥♥. They use their Spell of Destruction to make the world end in 30 seconds. This means you only have 30 seconds to teach the Evil Lord a lesson. Each quest (level) starts off with the Godess telling you things that may help you defeat the Evil Lord. Each Evil Lord has their own quirk. For example. The Light boss blinds the player with light every few seconds and can be defeated using some kind of dark energy. Anyway the actual gameplay. After the godess tells you ♥♥♥♥, you need to scurry around the map and take out monsters to level up and talk to villagers. You're basically trying to level up as fast as you can and take down the evil lord before 30 seconds is up. However you can pray to the Time Godess to reset your time however it costs money to do so. There is more to the gameplay but I gotta type this quick so whoop.

Oh my god. Oh my actual god. This music. This is SO good. I have been listening to this all week. It really is a pleasure to listen to. It's basically chiptune mixed with normal stuff. It is such a good blend. There is not much I can say about the music apart from its amazing.

It's pixel art. Nuff said. OH WAIT! I almost forgot about the animation parts. Okay so there are small parts of this game that are animated. These are pretty cool i guess. I mean they dont really show it off that much and the animation does not have a lot going on in it so yeah.

Overall Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming is a great game and I highly reccommend the game. It is fun, addicting So what are you waiting for? Buy it now! Heck, You get the first Half Minute hero with it.

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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2014
A huge step forward compared to the first game. The addition of freeroaming, the connected world, global level and permanent companions are just a few additions that made this game much more enjoyable than Half Minute Hero 1 (which I already liked). There are tons of hidden items, achievements, formations, companions, dungeons... you name it. The dialog and story is typical in the style of a cheesy JRPG. Not my taste but it's a minor complaint. While the very core gameplay is truthful to that of it's predecessor, the content compared was quadrupled. You can expect 20 hours of gametime, for completionists it's easily double. Overall a very enjoyable experience with minor flaws, definitely recommend buying it.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Great game! Made improvements to pretty much everything from the first game. Great soundtrack also. Looking forward to Half Minute Hero 3, if they make another.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
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Not as good as the first one
Looks like the developers tried to expand the solid concept of half minute hero and ended with mixed results, the new additions are fine but they don’t add much overall, don’t worry though; the game is still quirky and fun, however do yourself a favor and play the first one. If you still are craving for more go ahead and play the second coming (shouldn’t be a problem since you get both by buying the bundle for the price of one!).

No tan bueno como el primero
Los desarrolladores fueron más ambiciosos con esta segunda parte y expandieron el gameplay con nuevos elementos que a mi parecer no funcionan del todo. Sigue siendo bastante entretenido y la premisa la misma (¡salvar al mundo en 30 segundos!) pero me encontré en más de una ocasión deseando que se terminara pronto.

Recomendaría jugar el primero y darle una oportunidad a este si quedas con ganas de más.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
This second Half Minute Hero is more of the same really, which is absolutely a good thing. But the conversations, while skippable, take a bit too long and there are way too many. Gameplay wise it's as solid as ever, minus the fancy upgraded graphics the first one had (which I sort of liked, to be honest).
Thumbs up.

[Rating: 78/100]
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2014
Fantastic game and a worthy sequel, even if the gameplay is a bit different this time around. Then again, the first game constantly mixed things up to keep it fresh, so I should expect nothing less out of the second game.

The story retains the same balance between parodical comedy and semi-serious drama, though it is significantly deeper this time around. Many characters from the previous game make a reappearance in some form, in fact, the bumbling but lovable Knight is back as a constant party member, and his interactions with the Goddess are hilarious.

Give the game a shot, but keep in mind that the first Hero 30 is basically an extended tutorial, this game takes a while to get off the ground compared to the first one.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
This game had been in my wishlist since oct 2014 and got it on summer sale 2015. I've been playing for 14 hours now and this game is A LOT better than previous half minute hero (Super Mega Neo Climax).. I played the it first before playing Second Coming. If you wonder how I could have Super Mega Neo Climax without Second Coming, well Super Mega Neo Climax used to be bundled and on steam you get both games!

You are able to form your party and set formation, it does feel more like RPG with time management now. The musics in Half Minute Hero: The second Coming is awesome! They have a lot of composers in this game.. one of them is Yasunori mitsuda (I do look at the credit section because the musics in this game does feel made by some people)

The story is interesting, maybe some people think it's dull but this game does have a lot of twist and jokes! HIghly recommended!!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
Does what every single second part of game should do: take first game and shine it to perfection.
PC version has made significant improvement to first part, they actually got resolution as well as benchmark, which means that pixel art actually scales properly this time without blurring and menus seem to work naturally. There even seems to be VR-support but I can't even imagine how that works :D

Game itself now actually feels like story based RPG where after missions you can roam around and collect money, XP and secrets, where first game at least I simply started skipping text and that end credits joke got old really fast.
Missions are pretty much the same like in first game with little variances, which definitly isn't bad thing as that was best part of first game.

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Tekee juuri sen mitä joka ikinen pelin toinen osa pitäisikin tehdä: ottaa ensimmäinen peli ja hioa se täydellisyyteen.
PC versio on aivan selvä parannus ensimmäiseen osaan, mukaan on lisätty niin resoluutiovalinnat kuin benchmarkki, meinaten että pikselitaide skaalautuu nyt hyvin ilman blurrausta ja valikot toimivat tällä kertaa ihan järjen mukaan. Jopa VR-tuki näyttää olevan mukana, mutten pysty edes kuvittelemaan miten se toimii :D

Itse peli tuntuu nyt ihan oikealta tarinalliselta roolipeliltä missä tehtävien välissä voit kulkea maailmassa ja keräillä rahaa, XP:tä ja salaisuuksia, missä ensimmäisessä pelissä alkoi skippailla tarinaa ja lopputekstivitsi alkoi käydä vanhaksi.
Tehtävät ovat aika hyvin samanlaisia pienillä tuoreilla muutoksilla, joka ei todellakaan ole huono asia koska se oli ensimmäisen pelin paras osa.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
Fast-paced gameplay puts a fun and challenging spin on RPG mechanics
Full of amusing parodies and references to famous RPG scenes and tropes
Excellent soundtrack
Lots of hidden secrets to sniff out
Multiplayer is tremendously fun (If you get to play it)
The story is very amusing, if your willing to read it all
Lacks the gameplay variety of the original
Gets way too wordy at times, slowing the pace

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
A combination between traditional RPG and the first one, not in a bad way.
It's pretty much a straight upgrade from HMH in almost every way; deeper story, character, more thing to do, more time to spend, It even support Steam Workshop and level editor.

The only thing that bothers me is; a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of dialogue. This game supposed to be extremely fast paced, and for some reason, it has a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of dialogue to read.

But I'm bias so

10/10 MUST BUY
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