Hmm... Hero Academy isn't on my wishlist, but I had looked at it before. At that price, it's seriously itching my impulsiveness.
Anyone know if it has single-player? I might get a copy for myself and a friend, but I'm not sure I want to get a game that's entirely reliant on a multiplayer community which might not be there in a couple months.
Also wondering this.
"Hero Academy lets two player-controlled teams battle it out on a game board in turn-based combat. After selecting which team you want to play (currently there are Orcs, Humans, Dark Elves, Dwarves and the Team Fortress 2 soldiers), you then deploy them onto a random level. "
"Hero Academy has a lot of resources available to teach new players. You can start with the in-game tutorial levels and then move onto the in-game guide. If that’s still not enough, or if you’re just looking for a change of pace, you can play Challenge levels for each team you own. The Challenge levels aren’t only great little tweaks on the gameplay that feel similar to a puzzle game but they also teach you the intricacies and capabilities of individual units by letting you see them in action."
"Because Hero Academy is asynchronous you’re encouraged to have a large number of games going at any time. Quickly knock out all your turns, start up a few new games, and then return later when you’re friends or random opponents have taken their actions. If they still haven’t, you can quickly start up some new games. There’s basically never a reason to not be playing against someone, and you’re never pressured to take a turn. You do things at your own pace."
It would seem it is mostly a 2P game with some built in SP stuff for teaching mostly. No real "campaign" it would seem.
I will pass for now. Sounds like I would prefer this on my iPhone anyway.