Ravva and the Phantom Library Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Ravva and the Phantom Library Review, we take the role of young summoner apprentice Ravva and call upon 4 unique companions as you attempt to escape the nightmarish Phantom Library! In this retro side-scrolling platformer, you can enter the world of haunted books in any order you choose and defeat each book’s master before facing the one who controls the library. You can also reenter books you’ve cleared to discover new secrets and complete stages beyond just beating the boss, which could even unlock a special ending for the most dedicated summoners!

Ravva and the Phantom Library Review Pros:

  • Decent pixel art graphics.
  • 173.6MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Graphics filter options – off, RGB, TV, and distorted.
  • Four control types.
  • Three difficulties – Easy, normal, and master.
  • Optional speed run mode.
  • Goes for an 8-bit style from the music to the graphics and cutscenes.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Seven levels, and they are all unlocked and can be played in any order.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Many secret areas to find.
  • Gimmick – you have four elements that each do a different attack like freeze things, shoot at an angle, do a lob damage thing and one shows any hidden coins, etc.
  • Power-ups can be found and used for things like extra lives and invincibility.
  • Solid tight controls.
  • Nostalgic yet modern.
  • A lot of fun to play.
  • Clever level design.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.

Ravva and the Phantom Library Review Cons:

  • Takes a bit of getting used to the fast element swapping.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • Can’t rebind controls.
  • Doesn’t have much replay value.
  • Few tedious sections.

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Ravva and the Phantom Library:

Official website.

Developer: Galope

Publisher: eastasiasoft

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

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!