As huge fans of the original Bug Heroes game, we were thrilled when developer Foursaken Media announced a follow-up called Bug Heroes Quest. Instead of sticking to the winning formula of the original, however, Quest sports a unique style of play that places an emphasis on the exploring and adventure aspects of the game. So how does Quest match up to its esteemed predecessor? Quite well, as a matter of fact.
On the surface, Bug Heroes Quest looks similar to the original because it brings back some of the gun-toting critters, like the Beetle, Ant, and Spider. But the developers tweaked the gameplay by abandoning the castle defense aspect of the game and introducing vivid and expansive new environments to explore. There are more than 60 environments in Quest, and they all contain enemies (some new, some old), missions, and treasures.
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Even the more advanced Bug Heroes players will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of variation that’s been put into Quest. Your old strategies won’t always work in Quest, so you must think and act quickly to survive. Even if you consider yourself a skilled action RPG-player, you’re bound to find yourself struggling at times to stay ahead of the game. We recommend taking advantage of the auto-aim option that’s been added, so you can focus on fine-tuning your attack strategies.
With vast new environments, there’s a great chance that you’ll get lost. Thankfully they’ve included a map, but be sure to glance at it quickly because the gameplay doesn’t stop while you’re viewing it. Some may find this aggravating, but we feel it keeps the game fast-paced and exhilarating. Enjoy interacting with other characters, but don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for hidden treasure chests which contain the tools you’ll need to survive in your missions. These chests are often well hidden, so you’re rewarded for exploring.
Like the original Bug Heroes, we’re impressed by the game’s striking visuals, soundtrack, challenging nature, and replay value. Overall, we’re not too surprised that Foursaken Media has again succeeded at creating another excellent game while maintaining the feel and satisfying user experience of the original Bug Heroes. Whether you’re an old fan or have only recently considered giving the Bug Heroes franchise a shot, we doubt you’ll be disappointed.