Champion Shift Review (Steam)

Champion Shift Review, Unleash mighty Champions in this thrilling co-op bullet heaven. Shift into battle, create builds with unique abilities, and battle endless enemies to stop the Dominion’s path of conquest. Rev through high-octane missions, conquer epic bosses, and become an absolute legend!

Champion Shift Review Pros:

  • Decent cartoon-like graphics.
  • 8.9GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Own in-game achievements and they show what rewards they unlock.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – quality preset and v-sync.
  • Roguelike game loops so the currency stays after death and is used in the skill tree, and every run you start at level one again.
  • Action auto battler gameplay.
  • Your attacks are automatic.
  • Earn EXP from orbs dropped by enemies, and each time you level up you choose one of three random upgrades.
  • At any time you can transform into a car.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Excellent level design and memorable locations.
  • In-game character interactions.
  • They make driving fast and fun with simple controls.
  • You can see the exp bar and damage numbers.
  • Pause the game to see stats of your build like critic chance, health, etc.
  • When you level up an already unlocked upgrade you improve it or add additional shots and buffs.
  • You can manually aim shots.
  • The game takes place in a huge area, you are free to roam around as you please, and missions pop up and show objective markers.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Slow-move kills can trigger.
  • Upgrade tree comes in two flavors – stat nodes improve base stats and feature nodes unlock new gameplay elements.
  • Seven characters to unlock, initially only one is available but it does tell you how to unlock the other two.
  • You can reset your skill tree whenever you want.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Very moreish.
  • Multiplayer support with – quick play, private lobby, and join private lobby options.
  • Five areas to unlock with each having three locations in them. Once you unlock them you can choose where you play next time.
  • Each location has a set relic quest that rewards you with a powerful relic reward.
  • Earn/unlock summons and pick one to come into a mission with you.
  • Four difficulties affect the enemy’s strengths and higher rewards.
  • The colors and explosions are a visual treat.
  • You unlock new abilities by playing and unlocking these means they can randomly appear in level-ups.
  • Being able to upgrade your car is cool, you can just drive around killing people.
  • Impressive on-screen enemy count.
  • When you defeat a boss you can choose the next location or finish your run to bank your currency.
  • A lot of replay value.

Champion Shift Review Cons:

  • Text is small on some menus.
  • The tutorial is not amazing or that in-depth.
  • Bare minimum graphic choices.
  • You cannot remap the controls.
  • No Colourblind support.
  • You play the same level a lot as it takes a while for the game to get going.
  • Pop-ups in the game can obscure your view or a menu option.
  • Is a big grind to get unlocks and upgrades.
  • Health drops are rare, but picking up orbs is not always easy.

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Champion Shift:

Official website.

Developer: SRG Studios

Publisher: SRG Studios

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Steam

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.4/10

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!