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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero: news and videos


Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the first game in the series designed for HD displays, was also the first game in the series to remain unreleased on a Nintendo portable console. That changes today, as the game is out now on the Nintendo Switch.

If you're new to the Shantae games, Half-Genie hero is a great place to start. No prior experience is necessary to understand or enjoy the story, as Half-Genie Hero works as both a prequel and a soft reboot for the series. As for new content on Switch, there isn't much to talk about. The main addition is HD Rumble, with over 100 unique HD Rumble events added across the game from start to finish. I haven't seen and felt them all yet, but as a minor league HD Rumble fan, I can tell you that so far, they are... OK! That said, my real hope is that the Switch-themed outfit Shantae is wearing in the art above is in the game somewhere, but so far so bad. 

So should you buy Shantae: Half-Genie Hero? Like with our Disgaea 5 quiz, definitely read the review before making that decision, but if you're still on the fence, take the test below and see what you think. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers here, at least for you. The only one who has anything to lose here are the folks at WayForward, who are surely nervous as heck about your test results. Let's hope for your sake and theirs that you score big! 

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