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Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Friends to the End

December 19, 2017 1 min read

It's no small secret that I'm in love with the Shantae series. I was immediately taken in by the magnetic characters, brilliant music and retro adventure action. The WayForward developed franchise marries the gameplay of classic platformers with contemporary sounds, gorgeous visuals and sharp wit.

We have already returned to Half-Genie Hero once this year, with add-on adventure Pirate Queen's Quest,starring notorious villain Risky Boots. In this new DLC, Friends to the End, we again return the Half-Genie Hero story arc, this time controlling the triple threat of Shantae's dear friends; caring bird-keeper Sky, goofy but well-meaning Rottytops, and hapless doofus, Bolo.

But is there still mileage left in the 2016 adventure? Are we still Dancing Through the Danger? or just retreading through worn ground? Let's rub the lamp one last time and find out.

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