Healer’s Quest PC Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Healer’s Quest by Rablo Games.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the developer for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Healer’s Quest is a humorous RPG that follows a healer of your choosing and his/her party of misfits. The story plays out before each battle so there’s a lot of humorous dialogue to read but each conversation tends to be pretty short. The story also parodies MMO’s and RPG’s quite frequently and tends to poke fun at the various mechanics that go into an RPG. It also has jokes about game development as well which are quite amusing.
Since you play as a healer with absolutely zero fighting capabilities, your objective in the game is to keep your party alive. This is done through the use of various healing spells and/or buffs. There are quite a few spells to unlock too including heal, strength, super heal, bless, regeneration, stone skin and meditate to name a few. Each spell has it’s own uses in battle but you can only bring along 4 spells in your action bar. There’s quite a few different combinations that you can use and I’ve found a good balance in heal, super heal all, remedy and life. Super Heal All is a life saver though.
There’s also a spell upgrade system that uses stars that you acquire when you level up. These stars can be put into various skill trees for each spell you unlock. I’ve mostly been focusing on spells that I use regularly. It’s a good idea to make sure that you’re putting stars into abilities you use a lot because I made the mistake of putting some in spells I only used once or twice. You get more stars when you reach higher levels which can help in unlocking higher tier spell bonuses.
Even though your character isn’t combat oriented, the rest of your party is. There’s a bunch of different weapons for each of your party members to discover. Many of which are found in treasure chests or dropped from enemies when they die. Each weapon has unique stats but some also have debuffs attached to them so use with caution. The game also features shops hidden throughout the world which offer new weapons and potions for purchase.
Over the course of many battles your party will eventually have little health left to start battles with. When this happens it’s a very good idea to seek out an inn to rest at. Inns are usually placed near dungeons which is quite convenient. Inns cost money in order for your party to spend the night as well.
Dungeons in Healer’s Quest are pretty well designed and very fun to play through. They usually have you devling deep underground along a path. Your first time through a dungeon is always the longest but if you reach checkpoints you’ll be able to take shortcuts which shorten your return trip by quite a bit. Enemies in dungeons are also pretty tough and you’ll not only have to face a final boss but also a mid-boss as well. The chances of you finishing a dungeon in one go is pretty slim though so it’s always a good idea to head to an inn to rest before continuing.
Overall, Healer’s Quest is a well designed and entertaining RPG in it’s own right. It’s jokes made me laugh quite a few times and the parodies on RPG tropes were great. You’d think that only healing your party would be pretty simple but the game can get pretty challenging. Especially when your party members begin taking large amounts of damage and it becomes difficult to keep them alive. Thankfully the game is pretty lenient in death and you simply restart the battle when you die. If you’re in the mood for something humorous while also being a pretty solid RPG then Healer’s Quest is a great choice.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Features of Interest
- Humorous and Entertaining Story
- Good Artwork
- Entertaining Cast of Characters
- Fun Combat System
- Lots of Spells and Upgrades
- Gameplay Doesn't Change A Whole Lot So It May Get Repetitive For Some