The original Half-Minute Hero is quite possibly my favorite game released for the PlayStation Portable. Its inventive take on role-playing games was refreshing, while its self-referential humor regarding the conventions of that genre charmed the hell out of me.
The news that the game would be finding a new home on Xbox Live Arcade was wonderful to hear, and I looked forward to revisiting the high-pressure adventure. Sadly, despite new content and the addition of a hand-drawn art style, this release also omits nearly all of the variety found in the PSP version. Nevertheless, Half-Minute Hero Super Mega Neo Climax is still a good deal of fun.