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[[caption-width-right:320:"I always wanted to make that game based on everything I enjoyed as a kid. This is the end result."]]

[[http://kentona.freehostia.com/ Hero's Realm]] is an unapologetically old school endeavor made by [[http://rpgmaker.net/users/kentona/ kentona]]. It's a homage to old school ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games, made in RPGMaker 2003.

You lead four heroes and their allies on a quest to rid the world of the [[BigBad Lord of Demons]], Mephistocles. Over the course of four chapters, you take four pre-determined heroes and twelve characters you design yourself (three under each hero) across the land, performing great deeds and eventually meeting up to become one gigantic demon extermination squad in the fifth chapter. In the final chapter, the game [[OpeningTheSandbox opens up]] and you can find ancient artifacts and purge the world of evil as you will.
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!!This game contains examples of:
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: If it looks at you funny, you should probably kill it before it tears you apart.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The first four chapters of the game have you playing as each of the four heroes before joining up in the fifth and final chapter.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Kakarotto. He refuses to answer the Call of Heroes probably [[spoiler: because he's a traitor in [[EvilGenius Murzhor's]] pay]] Just to make him even MORE annoying [[spoiler: he transforms into a dragon after you beat him the first time, so you have to kill him ''twice'']]
* {{Badass}}: Your characters. They aren't chosen by destiny, the forces of good picked them based on the fact that they're just THAT good.
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler: What happens to everyone in [[ShoutOut Tyrsis]]. They get better.]]
* BigBad: Mephistocles.
* BittersweetEnding: The heroes triumph but [[spoiler: the ENTIRE Army of Light is wiped out in a single attack and TheChosenOne, an eight or nine year old girl, dies. Ouch.]]
* BonusDungeon: The final chapter of the game is very open-ended, with several bonus dungeons.
* TheBrute: Urok.
* ButThouMust: Being inspired by {{Dragon Quest}} means that this was a given.
* CardCarryingVillain: EVERY single antagonist fits the bill, but special mention to Niddly Wormwood and Balthalas, who sports an excellent {{Evil Laugh}} as well.
* CombatMedic: The Paladin and Templar classes are warriors with access to healing magic.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The fourth and fifth chapters. The fourth starts with a frighteningly subverted CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and the fifth has some of the gloomiest moments in the game, including the BittersweetEnding.
* TheDragon: Balthalas appears to be this to Mephistocles, but nobody's really sure.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Moments after being told that your heroes are the most badass in the entire world, you're sent on a FetchQuest across the entire globe to track down the ultimate equipment...so [[TheChosenOne someone else]] can use it.
* DugTooDeep: [[spoiler:The Gnomes in the third act]]
* EvilSorcerer: The first of Mephistocles' henchmen is one.
* {{Expy}}: Three of the four heroes are very much so, even using the graphics of similar characters from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. Rydia portrays a wizard, Edge is used for a young ninja with dead parents, and Yang is a stoic monk and respected member of his monastery. Oddly enough, the first hero uses [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Faris's]] sprite with blue hair and is only similar in appearance.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The Wormwoods.
* FiveBadBand:
-->{{Big Bad}}: Mephistocles
-->{{The Dragon}}: Balthalas
-->{{Evil Genius}}: Murzhor
-->{{The Brute}}: Urok
-->{{Dark Chick}}: Spinidel
* GameFavoredGender: Females are provided with many more sets of armor than males. Examples include the "Leather Dress" offering more defense than the gender-neutral "Leather Armor", and female spellcasters having access to the "Silk Robe" while males get nothing in comparison.
* GenderRestrictedGear
* GenreSavvy: Murzhor. Dangerously so.
-->"Heroes who save the world are ''always'' born in small, remote mountain villages! [[spoiler: That's why we're sacking every one we can find!]]"
* HelloInsertNameHere: Your hero characters and their teammates.
* HeroicMime: Our heroes. Played UpToEleven.
* {{Homage}}: To Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest III in particular, but also to old school RolePlayingGames in general.
* HornyDevils: You can travel to an isolated, snowy island populated by a single scantily-clad and seductive duchess.
* InevitableTournament: The entire third act builds up to one. Totally justified, as the hero is entering it to avenge his father's death.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Lightsabre. Some of the heroes' ultimate weapons could qualify as well.
* LazyBackup: If one party gets wiped out, every party gets wiped out. Even in boss fights where switching parties is essential to strategy.
* MagicKnight: All of the four heroes can use magic and weapons with equal skill. There's also the Black Knight class, which can use offensive magic, and the Templar/Paladin, who can heal your allies and dish out damage to undead.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Mephistopheles.
* NamesTheSame: [[DragonBall Kakarotto?]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Mephistocles. And [[ManipulativeBastard Murzhor]].
* {{Necromancer}}: [[spoiler:Balthalas]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The heroes open the gate to Mestophicles' prison so the Army of Light can take him down. [[spoiler:This allows the BigBad to send out a massive monster that wipes out the entire army.]]
* PartyInMyPocket: You eventually control sixteen characters at a time... that take up a single tile. Played more normally in split-path dungeons, where you have four parties of four characters each represented by a single graphic.
* RareCandy: There are lots of seeds that increase your stats, much like VideoGame/DragonQuest.
* RolePlayingGame
* {{Sealed Evil in a Can}}: Mephistocles and his henchmen.
** [[FridgeLogic Wait, so how did Mephistocles' henchmen escape if he couldn't?]]
*** They were able to escape because [[spoiler: the Sultan of Indhopal made a deal with Murzhor that freed Murzhor from his prison. Murzhor took the Sultan's place and freed the rest of Mephistocles' henchmen.]]
* ShoutOut: Plenty.
-->VideoGame/DragonQuestIV: The first chapter of the game is very reminiscent of the first chapter of Dragon Quest IV. [[spoiler:Numerous children have vanished and it's up to you to investigate their mysterious disappearance.]]
-->The Gurus meet in [[Literature/{{Shannara}} Paranor]]. There's also Elfstones and a city named Aborlon.
-->There's a stealthy one to TheSimpsons in Cidney. "I see you've played knifey-spooney before!"
-->The fifth chapter has some parallels with TheWheelofTime.
* SilentProtagonist: All of the playable characters.
* SquishyWizard: Played straight in most cases, except for the {{Magic Knight}}s mentioned above. Firmly averted by Zefiryn, who is a wizard AND a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] to boot.
* ThinkOfTheChildren: The title of the first chapter. It's fitting, given the morally questionable things you do in order to rescue said children.
* ThisCannotBe: Murzhor is quite found of yelling this, which is fitting considering his role as the {{Evil Genius}}. [[LargeHam Balthalas]] utters this at least once as well.
* TheQuisling: [[spoiler: Prince Kenji of Jomongo. Doubles as a bit of FridgeHorror if you speak to him in the third chapter and learn that he...desperately wants to join the Army of Light.]] It becomes a YouMonster in chapter five when you learn that [[spoiler: he allowed Balthalas to enter the largest city in the world and create an army of dead that wiped out Kenji's own family and most of the citizens.]]
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