Hyper Brawl Tournament Review (PlayStation 4)

Hyper Brawl Tournament Review (PlayStation 4)

Smash, brawl, and score your way to victory in relentless, high-adrenaline PvP arena battles for 1-4 players. Master the HyperCurve and channel the HyperForce to become the greatest hero in the universe.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 1.25gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Character switching-manual or automatic. Can be changed.
  • Player card-shows stats and cups completed.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Awards-own in-game achievements/trophies tracker.
  • Offline has two modes-arcade and campaign.
  • Online has two modes-blitz mode and private match.
  • Training-trials, advanced trials, and free play.
  • Customize-artifacts (like loot boxes but earned in-game), the hero (emotes/goal blazes/skins), and weapon (skins).
  • Objectives-act a bit like dailies giving more incentive and rewards for playing.
  • 12 characters each with unique stats. 8 are immediately playable with the other 4 unlocked.
  • 2-4 player support with a invite system for friends on the main menu.
  • 3 campaign difficulties-Bronze/Silver and Gold.
  • Arcade mode-2v2 with local mp support as well as bots and you can earn EXP.
  • 12 unique arenas and a random select button. Each arena has an intensity rating.
  • 3 bot difficulties-novice, Pro and elite.
  • The warm-up option before a match.
  • Tight controls.
  • Both goals have a shield that only the ball can pass through.
  • Accessible as it allows you to play and progress how you want.
  • Campaign has a league table, you create a team, 2v2 matches with the best of 4 rounds.
  • Cool characters.
  • Aftertouch so you can move the ball around after shooting.
  • Camera-low and high.
  • End of game stats will show how each player performed and then any match rewards.

Hyper Brawl Tournament Review (PlayStation 4)

Cons:

  • Hard to tell which character you are.
  • Only 2 camera options.
  • No replays.
  • The aftertouch feels really overpowered.
  • Some enemy attacks go through the level of scenery.
  • Campaign kinda loses its uniqueness as you can change all the members at any time.
  • Combat is button mashy and first hit wins.

Hyper Brawl Tournament Review (PlayStation 4)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

HyperBrawl Tournament is a fast-paced sports game in which you need to get your ball in the opponent’s goal. It’s a simple concept and the game plays really well, its arenas have the ball bounce off the walls and goals have a shield-like barrier so only players of that side are allowed to enter it. With this in mind the game gives off Speedball vibes, you can alter and control the ball after shooting with aftertouch, I found it to be quite overpowered in a lot of situations, that said the effect definitely felt stronger in single player than it did playing online but even then a skilled player could really dominate. Back to the arenas, they add obstacles such as walls in the center circle which rotates, and that can create some crazy situations. Combat is in the game and you can use a weapon (you set before the match), punch, and kick your opponent who after a set amount of damage will get knocked out and get respawned back at the goal. It’s a very hectic fun game that I enjoyed playing especially online or in a local play, I could cheese the Ai in offline modes that sucked some fun out of it but it’s a case of cheese or be cheeses odd so… Overall HyperBrawl Tournament is a future e-sport contender and a game that is best played with other players. With a colorful cast of characters and a good control system, HyperBrawl Tournament is a step up in the genre.

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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