Developed by Spike Chunsoft, Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics is a forced side-scrolling rougelike RPG that is actually a re-imaging of the indie PC game One Way Heroics. With the original developer Smoking Wolf giving their blessings to Spike Chunsoft, this version is chock full of new classes, bosses, and a few changes while still retaining the same old gameplay that made its counterpart so engaging, only being marred with what the Mystery Chronicle brand can bring to the table. So does this entry in the series manage to elevate it to greater heights?
Without much fanfare that is indicative of many small indie releases, developer Smoking Wolf finally releases One Way Heroics Plus on Playism. More of an enhanced standalone version than sequel, the game features a slew of new improvements and additions that can be considered both big and small, but never completely change the nature of the game. So does this new entry manage to take this quirky roguelike to new heights?
Do I dare call this my Game of the Year? With so few candidates in the running, it is the most viable of contenders and might be yours, too.