Review: 8-Bit Armies (PlayStation 4)
8-Bit Armies is a retro Real-Time Strategy game. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph’s most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date.
- Modern pixel graphics.
- 2.13GB download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Optional tutorial.
- 3 difficulties-beginner, normal and hard.
- Four modes-campaign, co-op campaign, skirmish and multiplayer.
- Campaign-two choices-play as Renegades or as Guardians.
- Campaign-3 stars for 3 missions and rewards.
- Crates in the game give random loot.
- Can see the map but not the enemy until they are discovered.
- Co-op campaign has its own levels and uses online with an invite and join options.
- Multiplayer-quick match and online mp.
- Classic RTS gameplay.
- Excellent controller implementation.
- Skirmish-arcade mode like allowing you to choose the map, weapons, objectives and add bots.
- Fun to play.
- Building bases can feel tedious as you have to spread your parts out so you can expand your base.
- The co-op campaign is a one-off bit of fun with no real accomplishment or unlocks opportunities.
- A lot to take in.
- Online has long matchmaking times.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessability - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
8-bit Armies is an RTS game pure and simple. It presents itself very well and uses a strong pixel art game. The thing above all else that I loved was how well the controller was implemented into the game. For so long RTS games have got the short end of the stick when it comes to using a controller, for me, 8-Bit Armies finally nails it. OK so back to the game and it has everything you would want for current RTS games, Co-op campaign adds another layer whilst multiplayer keeps it a firm install on your console. It’s a good game for new players but does cater well to veterans. Regardless if you like the graphics style, 8-Bit Armies is a must play RTS game.