Opinion on the Shantae game series.
Posted 1/26/17 , edited 1/26/17
So I've never played a game in the series, but after seeing a video of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the game does look pretty interesting and fun. I mean the art style seems fantastic. So I guess my question is, how fun are the games and is it worth the purchase?

EDIT: I forgot to mention this as well. I know the game I mentioned above isn't the first in the series. Would I have needed to play past entries to fully enjoy the game, or are the games stand alone?
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Posted 1/28/17
I guess you'd be able to enjoy it not from the start I haven't played it yet but the rest (I played in order) were excellent and an under-rated series (here at least) I am glad it is getting more recognition. I don't see why the ball would be dropped at this point if you have a goofy sense of humor it will be especially enjoyable but if not it's still a great series.
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Posted 1/28/17
I've never played it myself (it's one of those "I'll get around to it someday" series for me) but I have never heard anything bad about any of the games. It seems very well liked by anyone who has played it so I'd say give it a shot if you're interested.
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Posted 1/28/17
You don't really need to play the other games. On the subject of those...

The first Shantae costs up to $350 because why not overcharge for a rare Gameboy Color cart? Emulation is the way to go. Not really necessary to play the others.

Risky's Revenge kinda sucks imo. The whole 'multiple planes' concept is cool at first, but then you start to get super confused about what plane has what route, and when you need to swap planes and it's kind of a mess.

Pirate's Curse def play. It ditches the multiple planes idea for multiple islands, each with their own little ministory and gimmick.

I've heard Half-Genie Hero is pretty good with some flaws, but I've yet to pop my copy in, too many other games and I still haven't finished Pirate's Curse.
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