Ben 10 Power Trip Review (PlayStation 4)

 

Ben 10 Power Trip Review (PlayStation 4)

Ben Tennyson and his family are all set for a relaxing European vacation – until evil Hex awakens four mysterious crystals and summons monstrous visitors from the Void. Now it’s up to you to help Ben stop the master magician’s Hex-tremely fiendish plans!
So put on the Omnitrix and transform into Ben 10’s incredible aliens, as you adventure and battle through an action-packed 3D world. Take on some of the deadliest enemies Ben has ever faced in thrilling combat. Solve fun puzzles, use your skills to help out the townspeople you meet, and collect power-ups to upgrade your aliens. And explore the cities, forests, and mountains of Europe on your way to the final showdown against villainous Hex.

Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 1.95gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Sensitivity slider.
  • Can skip the cutscenes.
  • 3D action-adventure gameplay.
  • The initial tutorial area then pop-ups.
  • Voiced characters.
  • Aliens-unlock the ability to change to different aliens with different attacks and abilities. You can set them to the d-pad for fast swapping.
  • On-screen markers for missions.
  • 3 mission types-main story, side missions, and activities.
  • Stats-shows Collectibles progress and each is broken down by area/level.
  • Collectibles/side missions-trinkets records to collect and Lord Decibel concerts.
  • Lord Decibel concert-self contained missions.
  • Void ruins-defeat all enemies around it to get a special reward.
  • Play how you want.
  • Open world.
  • Upgrades-find in the world or get as rewards to increase your stats for toughness, power, and luck (more loot and critical hits).
  • Combo system for combat so button combinations result in different attacks.
  • Coins-drop from enemies and crates, mission rewards.
  • Flyovers when entering a new location for the first time.
  • Unlock and use fast travel points.
  • Ship-buy boosts (temporary), upgrade points, treasure maps.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Treasure maps will populate the map.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Scooter-playing as Ben you can jump on a scooter to travel around faster and do set challenges for the scooter.
  • Aimed at kids.
  • Forgiving with deaths by simply respawning you and the enemies staying on the health.
  • Infinite lives.
  • Tackle the 3 areas in any order.
  • Mission variety with side activities.
  • Slight puzzle elements.

Ben 10 Power Trip Review (PlayStation 4)

Cons:

  • A lot of unskippable logos at the game boot up.
  • The dodge button is not that helpful especially as it cannot be used fluidly when exiting an attack or combo.
  • After the tutorial you just get dropped in an open world.
  • Coins keep respawning after death or leaving the area and coming back making coins redundant.
  • Long delay to bring up the map.
  • Going out of bounds is not clear and it spawns you back somewhere else usually miles away.
  • A lot of clipping into houses.
  • Performance issues in built-up areas.
  • Void ruins respawn enemies but not rewards.
  • Enemies stay locked onto you for a long long time.
  • Bigger bullet spongy enemies.
  • Cannot interact with the map like setting waypoint etc.

Ben 10 Power Trip Review (PlayStation 4)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Ben 10 Power Trip is a licensed game that is set out as a 3D adventure game. You can freely explore the world, take on missions, or do side activities. It’s a game that looks like a 2000 era Disney style game with big bright graphics, simple combat, and limited mission variety. Ben 10 Power Trip isn’t a bad game but it isn’t a great game, its what I like to call a safe game as its one of those that are nice to play every now and then as they require little attention and don’t get overly complicated. It does have a lot of shortcomings like clipping through walls, sound effects messing up, missions not registering, and the very one-note combat. It all makes sense for a kids game in terms of the gameplay, the glitches and bugs are not cool but less experienced players won’t notice them as much I reckon, regardless of your stance on the subject, Ben 10 Power Trip is a mediocre game that never steps outside the realm of casual.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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