Hitogata Happa reviews

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Microsoft from Spain
Hitogata Happa, the third game of the Gundemonium saga and included in the pack Gundemonium Collection. Unlike the above, this is not a horizontal Shot'em-Up game, but vertical. I Have my reasons for not recommending this game, the difficulty and the almost null instructions you get. At first when you start the game and you give New Game you will only go to a fast and humiliating death because Hitogata Happa is played differently from almost every Shot'em-Up in the industry. The game is based on a system of "Dolls", at the beginning give you 7 (or 8, do not remember) Leaves (Leaf being the name of the doll) which you have to manage well to be able to sacrifice. "Sacrificing" you wonder? Unlike the ' bombs ' of other games of this style, your Dolls (which are also your lives) are used as bombs, so the name of the game (Hitogata Happa means Humanoid Explosion). All this would not be so much trouble if the sacrifices were not the greatest source of damage you have at your disposal. As I had said before, the game sends you to battle without instructions or tutorials, so all the mechanics you have to learn you dying again and again. The history takes place in the year 1757, when the Reich Genoremasody dominates east of Prussia. The protagonist, Rosa Christopher loses her family in the war but with a strange girl named Kreutzer, use the Magic Dolls to stop the evil empire. The controls are pretty straightforward, Arrows to move, Z to shoot and X to use the special skill. Leaf's special ability is to be time-reduced (bullets move slower in order to maneuver better). You Have 2 bars at the top of the screen, these being Mana and Flow. Mana is used in the special skills of the Doll and Flow is used to prepare the sacrifice. They fill up collecting gems and shoot, respectively. You Can Use the gems collected to buy new types of Dolls, if you buy many times the same type of Doll the price of this is going up, so you have to vary. By the way, the game does not tell you what makes each doll apart from a small description, you have to buy, repeat the stages again and again to know how to play with each and have a stable team. The music is pretty energetic and nice, but not memorable. Personally the sound effects are not memorable (like the whole saga), but the Japanese voices of Dolls can deconcentrate a bit. The art is beautiful, typical game Doujin with anime style and the design of the characters is not so exaggerated. In Short, personally I find the worst of the saga (being Gundeadligne the best, in my opinion) due to the absurd difficulty and the few instructions you give. But If you feel like you want a real challenge, I recommend Hitogata Happa, but without first playing Gundemonium recollection and Gundeadligne.