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Rating: 3.5
EU Release Date: June 15, 2012 (for Nintendo 3DS)
Total play time: 10:00:00 (story mode)

Heroes of Ruin Cover ArtHere’s a multiplayer RPG from Square Enix that also works as a single player game for those who don’t play well with others. You pick a character from one of four vaguely customisable species and then you run around in some dungeons killing stuff. So far, so good.

There’s a vague storyline too. You play a mercenary who is trying to help the people of a city called Nexus find a cure for their dying ruler, the sphinx Ataraxis. You choose to play multiplayer or not, fight the monsters and find the cure. Everyone goes home happy. And here’s where it starts to fall apart. All the supporting characters seem to blend into one – I can’t say that I cared much for any of them. I was only trying to save their city to kill some time and even that grew tedious after a little while. Less than halfway through the game, I’d maxed out my inventory and my coins – you can’t sell stuff if you’ve got too many coins and you can’t buy stuff if your inventory is full. And the levels themselves were pretty easy – mash B and move forwards until you reach the boss. Done.