Clan N On PlayStation 4 Review

Clan N is a beat’em up game that combines the gameplay of the classic arcade with today’s modern brawlers. With a fast-paced nature, you have to dodge, block, and use your light, heavy and special attacks wisely to progress. Read on for our Clan N On PlayStation 4 Review

Pros:

  • Beautiful pixel art graphics.
  • 313.9mb download size.
  • 17 trophies.
  • 3 difficulties-easy, normal and hard.
  • Two ways of play-online and offline local.
  • 3 modes-short campaign/full campaign and mini-games.
  • 2-4 multiplayer both on/offline.
  • 4 characters- Akira, Reina, Daiki, and Tarou.
  • Initial tutorial.
  • Seven areas to play through with many sub levels.
  • Seven mini-games to unlock-wall jump, Dojo fight, cliff jump, flappy dragons, bridge runner, crushing walls, and dodge the rocks.
  • Actions- melee/range/block/ability/roll.
  • Clan N is a beat up side scroller.
  • Pick up items to trade in for the ability to upgrade stats in the shop.
  • Really robust and diverse combat system with combos, blocks, and range.
  • Combo counter.
  • Enemies can drop health, loot, and ammo.
  • Really good looking locations.
  • Arcade presentation from the music to the Hud.
  • Many enemy types.
  • Mid boss fights.
  • End of boss fight gives a timed chance to collect loot and health.
  • Enemies will block and counter-attacks.

Cons:

  • Level scrolls with you and can mean enemies attack without you seeing them.
  • Not sure how the upgradeability works and what is needed.
  • Basic tutorial.
  • No Platinum trophy.
  • Little variety and very repetitive.

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

Summary

Clan N is a beat em up in a beautiful pixel art world. It has an arcade feel including the Hud and overall presentation. The combat is the true highlight and most memorable part of the game, it is surprisingly deep and robust. Enemies can block and counter attacks as can you but you can also do combos with your heavy and light attacks, oh, and also you can do all this in the air! I really liked the combat and I’m another setting it could be an excellent addition but in Clan N, the gameplay is just repetitive, you move a screen then fight a wave of enemies then again and again and then maybe a boss fight or a shop will appear to upgrade your stats then that’s the loop. It’s such a shame and the game has no replay value or any need to try the harder difficulties and it is annoying as the combat is so good and rewarding but the game just needed more, more content, more variety.

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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