To coincide with the Carton Network TV show of the same name, a new game has found its way to PC, PS4 and Xbox One – OK KO Let’s Play Heroes is now available for the pretty affordable cost of around R250. I’ve played the game for a few hours unlocking two hero cards and still have a long way to go but think I have the just of the game to drop some thoughts on it.
You play as KO. A young kid wanting to desperately be a great hero. KO hangs out at the Lakewood Strip Mall where he has a job at Gar’s Hero Supply and Bodega. For most of the game you spend your days at the Stripmall defending it from Evil Boxman’s minions who are always on the attack and ultimately helping a stack of hero friends. Each Hero has a POW card which KO collects. The POW cards have had all the hero levels set to zero. KO completes various tasks to try get those hero levels back up and ultimately help his friends.
The game is a mix of fun tasks and good old fashion fights. I played on PC and found it somewhat annoying that my controller didn’t seem compatible with the game. I think it is definitely more suited to a console set up (or at least allow the PC version to work with a controller). The fights are pretty straight forward. You jump and move around and throw one attack (hello J!). You’re limited in fight style but can utilise your hero friends power abilities once you’ve unlocked a hero card. This allows you to summon the hero card in battle and level up your fighting.
I found the tasks to be a bit long winded with lots of running from spot to spot. For someone who just wants to get in to the game and fight some bad robots this could become tedious. However, for younger gamers I think they’ll enjoy exploring the strip mall and chatting to random heroes.
OK KO Let’s Play Heroes is gorgeously illustrated and a beautiful game. The characters are entertaining and make me giggle. I absolutely loved the art work. One of my favourite bits of the game was what happened after I lost a fight. I was greeted by two of my hero friends and allowed to either try again or retreat. I thought the way the developers handled this was rather rad. I never once felt like I’d “failed” but rather was inspired to try again. For a game that younger fans of the show are going to want to play, this fitted in perfectly. The game’s soundtrack is funky and fun with some great tie ins to the show. But the artwork is somewhat different allowing this to be a stand alone fun game whether or not you’ve watched the show.
I felt the intro was a bit long winded and it took far too long to get in to the action but again, that is my personal feeling on the game itself.
For the most part this is a delightfully fun time
OK KO Let’s Play Heroes is challenging enough for the 12 to 16 age bracket to love while also entertaining enough for older gamers to enjoy in their down time. It is well priced and ideally suited if you’re looking for something that isn’t going to take too much concentration and make you feel good. I’d really suggest this one to more casual gamers and younger fans. You won’t regret the spend.
Disclosure: I was sent a review code of the game in Beta so have only played a few hours.