currierox says: "First impressions can really come back to bite you on the back-side. That is what I have learnt from playing Hero Academy. What initially seemed to be, what I can only describe, as Final Fantasy Tactics light, soon revealed itself to require an equal level of planning to succeed. Hero Academy is much more akin to a game of chess with some tactical RPG elements thrown in to make it feel very fresh, challenging and very rewarding. It’s also much faster paced than chess or Final Fantasy Tactics, and for that reason alone I think it will appeal to a much wider audience. Its not all roses though, Hero Academy has dropped the ball in a few areas that will hurt it in the long run."