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Henchman Story (2021) is a narrative adventure about being a supervillain's henchman. It features a cast of animated and fully voiced characters who carry the story, including your villainous employer, the blundering Lord Bedlam. It's like an interactive storybook, where each of your actions and interactions with characters help lead you toward one of the game's 11 endings.

You play by selecting your responses to conversations and what actions you take. It starts simply but soon becomes apparent that each choice has a consequence, with some being harmless and some defining the storyline's progression. Despite appearances, you need to think carefully about how your character acts to get the result you want.

As you progress, the result of your previous actions create branching plots, like romance or friendships between characters, or even a promotion opportunity. The aim of the game isn't really to beat it, it's more about having fun inside your very own whimsical superhero story and seeing what your actions do to the story.

Impressively, Henchman Story manages to make being an unappreciated henchman surprisingly enjoyable. The backdrop of classic comic book aesthetics helps to create the right atmosphere, and it has great repeatability for some players, since it can be challenging to find every ending to the game.

Our examiner, Joe Eaton, first checked Henchman Story 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Narrative game with Adventure elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence, Mild Swearing, Sexual Innuendo.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players may struggle with the quantity of reading involved in Henchman Story. Much of the humour is tongue in cheek and a bit adult in nature so it may go over the heads of younger players (which can be both a good or a bad thing depending on context).

CostsCosts

Henchman Story usually costs £12.79.
 

Henchman Story

Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/08/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative and Adventure

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Silken Sail (@SilkenSail)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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