Red Ronin Review (PlayStation 4)

Our Red Ronin Review takes on this turn-based but fast-paced dash ‘n slash game where a bloodthirsty ronin and her companion bot search for revenge.

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Red Ronin Review Pros:

  • Nice pixel art graphics.
  • 466.5MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Works on Playstation 5.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Brutal puzzle fighter gameplay.
  • Slide in a direction until an obstacle stops you.
  • Can use analog or d-pad to move.
  • Catchy upbeat soundtrack.
  • Very accessible.
  • Enemies move when you move.
  • Play how you want.
  • Multiple ways to solve and clear the rooms.
  • Fast restarts.
  • Can restart the level from the menu.
  • Bite-sized levels.
  • Combo counter.
  • Satisfying as hell when you pull off a flawless room clear.
  • Tactic mode – go into a view that allows you to manipulate the movement markers.
  • Get new toys like guns that freeze all enemies for one turn.

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Red Ronin Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Doesn’t have voicework.
  • Cannot skip the cutscenes.
  • No way to turn off blood.
  • Would play a lot better if you could rewind time or go back a move.
  • Takes a while to get to the good stuff.

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Red Ronin:

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Developer: Wired Dreams Studio

Publisher: qubyteinteractive

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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
6.8/10

Summary

If you remember games like Slayaway camp or that then you are familiar with the concept here. You pick a direction and slide that way until you hit an obstacle, you auto-attack enemies on your way through. It makes Red Ronin a puzzle game more than anything as you have to navigate the room, avoid traps and kill enemies. Of course, as you progress you get new toys to help you but it does take a while for them to show up. I had a lot of fun albeit a short time with the game as I did tire of the game choices made to in my eyes frustrate the player. Every game like this has an undo a move or rewind time button except this one so you need to really concentrate and remember what you did so if you fail you can retrace your steps. The gameplay is fine and the music is great, Red Ronin looks and plays well and tries to put its own spin on the genre but misses the mark barely.

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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