The flip side is Hokuto no Ken 5, where every dungeon looks and feels exactly the same. You wander through featureless corridors fighting random monsters and finding useless treasure chests, until you fight the boss at the top. Repeat for the whole game.
Unfortunately Hero Senki is more like the latter. The dungeons are a bit more varied than HnK, but they're still pretty cookie cutter. The random encounter rate is not as high as HnK and you walk faster, so it's more bearable, but it still gets boring after a while.
I said last time I was going to give more plot information, but the plot is hard to follow and not very organized. Unlike SRW, this game doesn't make it easy to follow things if you're not familiar with the source material. New characters get very little introduction, and there are a lot of in-jokes and parodies that don't make much sense. They want to let you use as many characters from Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Gundam as they can -- this is probably nice for fans but is confusing to me. I can tell from the Gundam parts of the game that I would appreciate this a lot more if I knew more about Kamen Rider and Ultraman.
One interesting feature is "discuss", where your guys will talk to each other and tell you what you have to do next if you forgot. This occurs soon after I broke off the post last time; a villian steals Dan's Ultra Eye, rendering him unable to transform into Ultra Seven. Another being named Windam comes in to fight for him instead.
|What's wrong with Kamille as a boy's name!?|
I'm going to gloss over the next couple of sections because it's mostly just dealing with various Ultraman and Kamen Rider enemies with the help of Kamen Rider V3, X Rider, and other characters.
Eventually the group decides that they need to power up if they're going to deal with the terrorist organization, and the three heroes split up. This is a tough part of the game because you are often fighting with just 1 guy. First up is Amuro, who has to go get the Nu Gundam, stolen by the Black Tristars.
|The Tristars again|
Afterwards, a big surprise: Masaki Ando, an original character from Super Robot Taisen.
|He lost his way again|
Next up is Ultra 7, who is looking for Ultra King to get a powerup. After getting the runaround for a while, he eventually comes to Yapool and Ace Killer. After fighting a losing battle, Ultra King appears and powers the Ultras up so they can defeat the enemies.
|Yapool and his hostages|
|4 General Shadows (one is dead)|
Once this screwover part is over, the three heroes rejoin. Now Zeon has started a war against Axis. Dakar is under Titan control which means we can't get back to headquarters, and Emma and Kamille have been stranded in Zeon territory.
Sneaking in requires the help of Haman Karn:
|Looking for Mineva Zabi|
I'm still only at about the halfway point of this game. I feel like I should start looking up who all these Kamen Rider and Ultraman people are, but I guess I'm too lazy.