To clarify, our combat system is not rhythm-based per se, but a semi turn-based game about timing attacks and dodges. The music mechanic is just a little bonus for extra damage. The combat expands later on with more enemy variety and new weapons to choose from.
The talking during combat does have a deeper purpose, but not in the demo I'm afraid.
We don't want to spoil it here, but it is important!
Even though the name of the game has brought us more comparisons than praise, I'm glad to hear someone else agrees with our naming conventions! More specifically, we combined "underling" and "hero".
We believe it fits the themes of the game perfectly.