Aluna Sentinel Of The Shards Review (PlayStation 4)
For our Aluna Sentinel Of The Shards Review, we go to 16th Century Latin America – mysticism, magic, and the unknown plague the land. Assume the role of Inca demigod Aluna in this epic action RPG, as you try to defend a mystical shard that possesses the power of the earth.
Aluna Sentinel Of The Shards Review Pros:
- Decent graphics.
- 6.67GB download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Works on Playstation 5.
- ARPG gameplay.
- Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
- Four difficulties – Story, Easy, normal, and hard.
- Can change difficulties within the menu.
- Five save slots.
- Earn EXP and get points to put into a skill tree to unlock new abilities and it’s split into melee, ranged, and magic trees.
- Big boss encounters.
- Play how you want.
- Meet and group up with other characters.
- Loot can be found lying around, dropped from enemies or in the many loot chests.
- Fast travel points can be discovered and used.
- Items and gear have rarity levels that dictate buffs on them.
- The merchant buys and sells equipment with rotating stock, he can also craft your new gear (random stats/rarity) and let you change one attribute of a weapon to a random new one.
- The map uncovers as you play.
- Create your own load out of abilities.
- Save and quit whenever.
- Auto saves regularly.
- Voiced characters and interactions.
- Cool comic book style cutscenes.
- Minimap to show enemies and loot.
- The right stick is used for dodge rolling.
- Damage and healing numbers float above character heads.
- Energy is needed to cast your abilities and you get energy by either using your basic attack or picking up a gem that replenishes it.
- Health gems can be found and picked up.
- Beautiful locations.
- All gear has red and green arrows to dictate if they increase or decrease your stats.
Aluna Sentinel Of The Shards Review Cons:
- Slow starter.
- Most of the time you are going through menus checking loot and equipping new stuff.
- The skill tree feels a bit weird because it forces you to stick with a weapon type and never deviate.
- Performance is not the best most notably the game freezes every time you open a chest.
- Every new area is the same layout in that you get a new set of enemies that behave the same but are just redskins, there is a new thing to break open.
- Feels safer than other games in the genre.
- Cannot rebind the controls.
- Money soon becomes redundant.
- The RNG on stat Reroll is generally terrible.
- All gear is just about the stats as you never really change the appearance of your character.
- Zero camera control.
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Aluna Sentinel Of The Shards:
Developer: N-Fusion Interactive
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- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
Aluna is a great Diablo-like game but is definitely what I would call a mid-tier Diablo-like. This isn’t because it is bad or anything, it’s mid-tier as it does loot but not as deep as Diablo, it does build but no way near as deep as Diablo. I don’t want to compare it to Diablo but it’s the natural match-up. Alundra is a game you play when you want a lot of games but don’t want to spend hours learning mechanics, builds and all that jazz, No, Aluna is a very chilled yet engaging loiter where you can lose hours just exploring the glorious locations, hidden caves and killing endless monsters and humans. I really do like the game for what it is and it reminds me a lot of Risen, not the same genre really but I liken it as they both nail the mid-tier gameplay and deliver on the locations and atmosphere. Alundra does have a few niggles most notably the freeze-up as you open a chest, all the other little things can be easily forgotten as the combat is really good especially when you nail a perfect build. It does things I like to see in the genre like the right stick dodge rolls and the easy-to-read and access menus. No Alundra is not a Diablo killer it is Aluna Sentinel Of The Shards and it is a brilliant low maintenance action RPG.