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Have you ever wondered what the Gentiles face when they are not mistreated? almostuntil death by Batman, or being tied in a big web against a police station? True not, but luckily Henchman Story it is here to fill in the gaps. It's a superhero satire in which you play Stan, one of the minions of an ineffective, small-scale supervillain named Lord Bedlam.
In this visual novel with voice, you will see a world full of superheroes and supervillains through the eyes of a (mostly) average joe, who signed up to work for Lord Bedlam, as the benefits are really pretty good, at least compared to the life of the straight and narrow.
I played some of the updated demo available at Steam i itch.io. It’s pretty funny, if not exactly, to laugh out loud (although, to be fair, I think only Portal 2 got it). The professional voice acting and writing of Marc Soskin (formerly a writer on The Outer Worlds) has to do with this. Henchmen Story has the feel of a Saturday morning cartoon, even though it’s on a largely static visual novel engine.
Unlike most minions, Stan will have some influence in the world. The story will branch out based on your choices and result in one of the final eleven. There is also romance, if time can be found between the inevitable superhero attacks.
If you’re intrigued by the bad guys ’lifestyle, you know that Henchman Story will be released on October 14th. Try the demo while you wait.