The sequel to "Heroes Rise: The Prodigy." It's America's #1 reality show for heroes! As a contestant on "The Hero Project," you'll battle villains and heroes alike with your newly discovered "Infini" powers.
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"Although this is simply a 'choose your own adventure' text-based game, there are many choices throughout the story which lead to many consequences."

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“From the way people perceive you, to potential romances, unexpected events, battles and beyond, The Hero Project is all about giving you the freedom of choice to succeed… or fail.”
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It's America's #1 reality show for heroes! As a contestant on "The Hero Project," you'll battle villains and heroes alike with your newly discovered "Infini" powers. Will you vote to eliminate your rivals, or betray your alliance to curry favor with the celebrity judges?

"Heroes Rise: The Hero Project" is the sequel to last year's hit "Heroes Rise: The Prodigy," the epic interactive novel by Zachary Sergi, where your choices determine how the story proceeds. The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and driven by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Play as male or female, gay or straight; you can even start a "showmance" with the other contestants. What will you sacrifice to become the nation's next top hero?

How high will you rise?

  • Over 175,000 words
  • Continue the adventure from "Heroes Rise: The Prodigy"
  • Become the nation's next top hero

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3 з 5 людей (60%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 3 грудня 2014 р.
I very much liked both this game and the previous one, but I found it a bit difficult sometimes to know which actions corresponded with which 'hero strategy'. I also disliked the game changer actions that didnt have any kind of warning and only told you that you had basically severed all romantic ties with either of the two female love interests AFTER you made your voting choice. I assumed that the romantic aspect of it was just going to be strained a bit maybe, but instead it seemed to just end it.

...OH! duh, one more thing. It would be WONDERFUL to have some kind of temorary save option at the end of each chapter or at least at the end of each 'PART'(part1, part 2, part3) so that you DON'T have to restart if you accidentally touchscreen the wrong option or misread a name. (suspect im a bit dislexic since I got rex and victons names mixed up for about 5 pages at the end of the story....)




All in all, even though I've probably restarted my game at least 20 times and redone the first 8 chapters so many times that I could do it blindfolded in order to redo an important decision that I didnt realize was THAT important, I still reccomend this game to anyone who has even a passing interest in DC, Marvel or Choose your own Adventures.
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4 з 7 людей (57%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 квітня
So, after my disappointment with The Prodigy, I was set to never touch this series again - once I had gone back and finished it, of course. A family member assured me I was wrong and that the series got better in The Hero Project - to their credit, they were right.

However, even in that case, THP barely struggles to make *average*. The writing style continues to be quite sophomoric and not in the entertaining sense of being young. It's sophomoric in the sense of awkward phrasing, juvenile handling of sex and bizarre, immersion-shattering rants about correct gender pronouns. It's immature and banal. Look, I get that more games should deal with sex and gender, and I get that interactive fiction is one of the best genres for it, but Zachary Sergi needs to handle it with a bit more deftness. Credit for attempting it.

To Sergi's additional credit, there are some interesting choices in this game. I thought many of the ones relating to Null and Lucky were quite good and hard to choose from. Unfortunately, much like the previous entry in the series, THP suffers from the stark feeling of being stuck on rails with an author that's waiting to jump out and go 'aha!' at you for not picking the right choice (while giving you no indication of what might be the right choice unless you *pay for it as an in-game app store-esque purchase*. THP, however, seems to have less of those ridiculous options like The Prodigy had (infilrating and forgetting to take off your hero costume, anyone?) - so, that's some improvement. But it's still not embracing the strength of an interactive medium because good IF rewards choices and does its best to disguise the rails (eg; Choice of Robots).

Much of the worldbuilding and setting continues to be a bit on the nose - again, it's very sophomorric. The fact that Sergi continues to interject 'slugger' into so many sentences as a catch all term that seems to be a general epithet, noun, verb, adjective and so on is lazy. Honestly, if there is one thing I could remove from this whole trilogy, it's this word. As a whole, the world feels very derivative of superhero comics and doesn't offer much in the way of originality.

For a simple premise (superhero reality TV) the plot has too many characters (of course, expecting you to remember/care about all of them) and a slow development where things just seem to happen. I'm not sure how much control over my story I actually had, thanks to the aforementioned of feeling like I'm on rails. What's worse, is that the characters aren't particularly likeable - again, due to the writing style.

So, what's good about it? Well, there's a fair bit of customisation. If you're looking to feel like you're in a superhero story and you want a bit of a self-insert fantasy where you can craft your dreamworld to exacting specifications then this is for you. If you want something that advances the medium of IF, offers interesting, branching choices with clever writing and wit - avoid. As someone who looks for the latter, I cannot recommend THP.

Additionally, I ran into a bug near the end that caused me to need to restart my entire story. I won't mark the game down for that but it was quite unfortunate.
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181 з 240 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
2.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 червня 2014 р.
The main problem with this game is that instead of selecting choices that you want to make, you have to look at the wordings of the choice and try to GUESS what the developer think of those choices. Even worst, if you guess wrongly, you lose the game.

I guess it is really like a reality game where you have to guess the preference of the judges, but it does not feel super hero worthy at all.

Unlike the first game where I get the feeling of actually giving my super hero a personality, this one seems to be about making random choice with unknown consequence again and again.
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80 з 123 людей (65%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 червня 2014 р.
Fittingly for a sequel, this is pretty much the same as Heroes Rise: The Prodigy. If you've played that and liked it, you'll like this one. If you didn't, then you won't like this one either. Both are too linear for my tastes, though to be fair the writing in this one has improved somewhat.
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29 з 43 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
5.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 25 червня 2014 р.
Considering the price (I got it for 4 euros), I really enjoyed this. Actually, I paid 4 euros for "The Hero Project" and "The Prodigy", but I had mistaken the order and played "The Hero Project" first.

It took me around 4 hours or so to finish, but it was quite a nice 4 hours. It's definitely not an A-list story, I'd expected a bit more and it did end rather abruptly, but it's quite a nice little thing.

I've wasted more money on A-list games that provided less entertainment. If you want a nice little distraction, get it. If you're hard to please, go write your own damn book.
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18 з 25 людей (72%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
5.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 вересня 2014 р.
10/10
The best one within heroes rise trilogy
To me, it has the most lengthy story ( 5 hours for one playthrough comparing to 3 hours for the other two
The most difficult choice to make ( where you have to choose between dream and friendship
And the best conflict in the whole game
It's not as good as the Prodigal, it's better
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9 з 13 людей (69%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
21.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 3 липня 2014 р.
For a text-based game it's quite good, the writing's solid and it took me about 4 hours to finish, which is a fair length for a game this cheap, I mean, some of the more modern Call Of Duty titles have shorter singleplayer campaigns. Some people may point to the fact that the game is linear and that occasionally your choices may make you feel "Boxed In", however, the choices presented to you are great enough and of a large enough depth that you may deviate from the main story arc and play the kind of hero you may want to play, however you will soak the fallout for whatever decisions you might choose.

In short; the game is good, and gives you more entertainment than expected of a game with such a small pricetag.
Oh, and if you have the few extra units of whatever currency you possess, buy the bundle or the perfect legend guide + warning system. They help in the long run.
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28 з 53 людей (53%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 червня 2014 р.
This was so painful to read. As a fan of "Choose your own adventure" books... This was just too painful. There is no true depth in the choices you make or the story. There were a lot of "OH by the way this happened because of a random person whom hasnt had a proper introduction to the story decided to mess up your day," "oh and this person just so happens to be an arch nemesis, oh this one too, man people really dont like you"
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4 з 6 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 червня 2014 р.
This game was suprisinly fun i had wondered if it would keep me entertained but it did even though there is no real characters except in your mind
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7 з 12 людей (58%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 26 червня 2014 р.
An interesting idea. Reads like a book, plays like a choose your own adventure. Are you the hero or the Kardashian in the room? Who cares really; get in there and show them who you are.
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7 з 12 людей (58%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
16.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 2 липня 2014 р.
Honestly, this game as well as the first instalment are one of the most entertaining and engaging games I have ever experienced. Certainly worth the minimal cost to play!
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11 з 20 людей (55%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
7.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 червня 2014 р.
Surprisingly compelling and enjoyable for such a simplistic concept. There are a few minor gripes I have here or there regarding the outcome of the game, but all in all it was a fun story to play through and simple without losing the actual game aspect of an Interactive Fiction Game. Basically, if you enjoyed the Lone Wolf or Fighting Fantasy series despite the frequent nonsensical deaths rather than because of them, this is a game you'll like. Good value for the money.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
21.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 30 червня 2014 р.
Here are my thoughts and feelings about Heroes Rise: The Hero Project. (Spoilers ahoy)

The Good
The story is even better than the last one, with twists and turns that will keep you guessing on your first time playthrough. It has a feeling to it that really gets you tense and pumped up for what happens in the story.

The characters have varying types of personalities and most have semi-realistic personalities.

The Bad
Even though the story is better this time round it has even more problems than the last one. While the first one felt linear it wasn't glaringly obvious, unlike in this one. Never before have I felt that the choices I made had no impact to the game. Everything I did just felt like poking a wall, it changed nothing. No matter what you do you will ALWAYS get as far as the final eliminations and all that changes is how the ending starts off.

Although I said most characters feel semi-realistic it is not the MAIN characters that feel that way, tis the side characters. Jenny has a "My way or the high way" attitude and she will force you to leave the competion just so she can do her investigation, even though she clearly states that you are also apart of it and can continue it without her. However you never can and don't even get the option to look into it YOURSELF!

Black Magic has a complete personaltiy reversal! In the first game he/she is kind, caring and can be a bit forceful in her methods. But overall she/he is a good person. In this story she becomes narcisitic, confrontational, manipulative and even cruel. She/he goes out of her way to stay in the competition and will pit you against another potential love interest, even if you say that you aren't interested in her/him.

Rexford is played like an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ like ALL the obvious bad guys are, its like the writer didn't even try to hide the fact he's the bad guy. His stat is useless and changes nothing so don't even try to pander to him.

The Ugly
In the last review I said that the choices were biast to one specific style of play, going for the "Correct" options. For example saving a reporter or your Sidekick, saving the reporter was seen as only wanting fame and saving your Sidekick was the "Hero" way. In this story its even worse, as the types of play actually have catergories now! Which makes them even more narrow minded than before! It makes it feel like you are meant to play the game ONE way and if you try to do it another way prepare for so many penalties you'll feal like Oliver Twist asking for more food. "CHOICES?! How dare you ask to be different and do things your way! GET BACK TO MY WAY OR GET OUT!". Why can't you get the teams to work together to get Culic or save the people in the Tunnel? Why is stoping Culic, a Leader of super-Terrorists, consider pandering to fame when stoping him there might stop the current attack AND save lives!? Why do you always get low scores when you actually perform the best you can actually do at a trial?! The max points you can get is 90 when doing a team training trial and even if you get perfect scores for each you will always be at the bottom! So you are forced into the situation of either leaving the finals or outing your friend to get further in the competition. Why can't I actually get past this with good points?! Even though I got my Gold key at the near the start I still come at the bottom, exactly the same outcome if you take the longer "Correct" way! What the hell is this?!

There's also the fact that most of the statistics for stats and relationships don't matter for most of the characters it shows! Rebellion's stat does nothing, Rexford's Stat does nothing, and Grandma's stat does NOTHING! Why are they even there if it changes nothing story wise, gameplay wise, or even freaking conversation wise?! What's the point of the Control and Unleash guage when going either way does NOTHING! Being in complete control of your powers does nothing, so if you think it means that when you use you Infini powers it isn't as bad as if you didn't. You will ALWAYS fail at evacuating everyone at the Castle with infini powers.

Conclusions
This is meant to be a Text adventure GAME, but it really just feels like a story with slight variations in what happen. If you have played text games you should now that it has much more freedom in what you can do and actually feel like you choices matter. Here its just a story with fake options that do nearly nothing.

Overall even though this game is better than the last it has even more problems that nearly negate every gain it has made. Even though I reccommend this game I still caution you on buying it. If you like it when most of the control you get does nothing and only want to see a story play out then by all means buy this. But if you want a Text adventure GAME than I'm afraid this isn't up to snuff yet.

Personal score: 6/10
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 липня 2014 р.
This game is much like the first in the series, and you can play it without paying the first one but I wouldn't recommend it. After the fame generated from Prodigal and her Deathwave, you are trying to find a way to keep your legend level high. Your best idea to do this is to join a reality TV show called the Hero Project, which the top six winners will join a team of superheroes supported by the government. Black Magic, Jury, Mayor Victon, Jenny, and your Grandmother all make appearances. You can continue your relationship with Black Magic, if your were in one, or you can start a relationship with Jenny or another Hero named Lucky. Black Magic is pretty jerky in this one, so I went with Lucky, who is sweet. At the end you can import your save file into the third game, which some of the romances in the third one require the romance to have been completed in this game. Also you do not have to import a save file from the previous game and you can start fresh.
Some of the bad things were: you cannot save and load in the game, so if you do not like a choice you made, you are stuck with it, the legend guide that you unlock isn't that helpful, they could have added more achievements, and sometimes it was hard to tell how a choice would affect your stats. Overall it is a good game that is well written. Some complain about ending up at the same place regardless of the choice you make, but that is sort of the point to keep the story moving, and it being written out. Sometimes you'll unlock scenes you didn't see on a previous playthough.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 16 липня 2014 р.
The gayest trilogy outside of Mass Effect continues. I swear, they check every dumb sexuality box. There's a dude who is of a race that has no specific gender and insists on different pronouns. Maybe that's a cool sci-fi concept. Who knows, because that just leads to a whole scene that is a pointless sexuality argument. Thanks guys. I think you're in the wrong genre.

Still, that's one scene. A good work otherwise. A marked improvement over the previous game. Branching paths, multiple styles of play. The first lacked a lot of agency. This one has some clever choices and tricks here and there and a sense of genuine mystery; it's more about the politics of the reality show than heroing but I was not truly impressed with the first game's heroing so it evens out. It's still a CYOA book but a pretty decent one.

Besides, it's $3 and I know you're gonna get it on the cheap. Don't even lie. I've bought worse (And better) CYOAs for $5-10. It's worth your time. Try the demo at least.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 5 липня 2014 р.
Awesome. Althoughthis game isn't something some of us are used to, the story would win over pretty much anyone. I would definitely replay this game without getting bored one bit. Ihope to find games as great as this one, but it's not likely so.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
21.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 червня 2014 р.
This was an INCREDIBLE game is versitile options and enough story to keep you entertained for a long while. I loved every second of this game- sometimes it was intense, sometimes sweet, sometimes sad- it really makes you consider each option carefully.
There's so many characters, and you're always questioning who you can really trust. Can you really trust your heroes? Your friends? Your mentors?
Seriously, this is worth the buy.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 червня 2014 р.
The second game in the trilogy offers the same level of great story and value with the option of bringing you original character over to continue your rise to being a legend
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
18.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 23 червня 2014 р.
Sorry Sorry if this review is a little incoherent I am playing the Hero Project right now and I am debating whether or not to betray the underdog alliance and side with the popular and remain with Black Magic or follow my heart and fight for the underdogs and say bye to her.

I am enamored with game. If you loved those old choose your adventure style books well this up it to ten because you can make actual choices that have bearing on the story. I have only one other thing to add....I can't wait for part three and I would love to see me more of this on valve.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 31 серпня 2014 р.
I actually preferred this to part 1; opens the world up quite a lot and is fairly entertaining, if brief.
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