Paw Paw Paw Review (PlayStation 4)

Paw Paw Paw Review (PlayStation 4)

Paw Paw Paw was a peaceful and prosperous kingdom. Until one day, when the King had decided to enforce everyone to wear pants. We are the resistance. We are the Antipants.

Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 450.5MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • A tutorial area at the start.
  • Fighting RPG gameplay.
  • Plays on a 2.5D setting.
  • Three modes-story, vs, and survival.
  • Plays a lot like Castle Crashers.
  • 2-4 local co-op support.
  • Earn EXP, level up, and get points to put into the skill tree and unlock new abilities and combos.
  • Four characters-Kamu (warrior), Aku (barbarian), Mereka (botanist), and Kita (archer). Each has unique stats and unique weapon types that they can use.
  • World map level select.
  • Antipants HQ-area on the map where you go to level up, equip new equipment, change characters or add Co-op players and a shop.
  • Ai companion-hire one to fight alongside you.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Enemies can drop loot.
  • Food/fruit is currency basically as it turns into harvest and that’s the shop currency.
  • Smash down trees, break boxes, and open chests.
  • Abilities-charge over time.
  • Clear easy to read Hud.
  • Blood-on/off.
  • Backpack used for healing and speed potions. Easy to select and use as it uses the right stick for selection and circle to use.
  • Only one life on a level.
  • End of a level breakdown showing loots, a currency earned, and your kill count.
  • Different enemy types.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Can ride animals and fight with them.
  • Unlock new characters.
  • Tug of war style levels where you hit cargo from one side to the other.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Can skip cutscenes.

Paw Paw Paw Review (PlayStation 4)

Cons:

  • Only one control layout.
  • Music is very generic and hella repetitive.
  • Can get hit by enemies offscreen.
  • Only one life on a level.
  • Slow progress.
  • Pain having to always go to the HQ for everything.
  • Pick up a lot of loot that is for other characters.
  • Hit detection issues.
  • Constant difficulty spikes.
  • The levels just end and it can open in the weirdest of places.
  • Can’t hit enemies on the ground as standard.
  • Enemies and Ai companion can sometimes just break and don’t move or attack.
  • Enemy attacks are way too strong.
  • Possible to be juggled.
  • Ai companion can be a hindrance like on a tug o war style level he will hit the cargo the wrong way.
  • Not enough healing item drops.

Paw Paw Paw Review (PlayStation 4)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

Paw Paw Paw is a game that has a lot of promise. It’s a different take on the classic game Castle Crashers, it’s an action brawler game with loot drops and boss battles. It’s a game that plays well but has serious difficulty spikes with it constantly going up and down. It goes for a very archaic way of changing and upgrading weapons with you having to go back to a camp on the map to do anything and that wears pretty thin pretty quick. The game suffers a lot from inconsistent pacing and poor loot drops with actual decent weapon upgrade few and far between. For some reason they decided to make it a bit like a roguelike on that if you die anywhere in a level then that’s it you have to start the level again, no respawn no checkpoints unless you are playing local co-op with revives. That for me os the Paw Paw Paw experience, its just inconsistent in all aspects and makes a very hard to enjoy the game.

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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