Review: Avicii Invector (Steam)
Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade and attack every beat in 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, in this enthralling futuristic rhythm-action experience – AVICII Invector.
- Smooth graphics.
- 2492mb download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Controller support.
- Rhythm action gameplay.
- Calibration mode for timing inputs.
- Can play with a keyboard or controller.
- Graphics-fullscreen/v-sync/frame limit to 60fps and resolution.
- Multiplayer-2 player splitscreen.
- 3 difficulties-easy/medium/hard.
- Online leaderboards for each level.
- Gameplay-play in a triangle tunnel where you can freely flip the sides, you hit the corresponding buttons in beat with the music.
- Sci-fi setting.
- Flying-during a level you will do a flying section where you go through gates to keep your streak alive and is a great way of breaking the game up.
- The story is entwined within the game.
- Score/rank/progress shown on the level breakdown.
- Good feedback on nailing the hits.
- Fast loading.
- Multipliers show on the track.
- Combo counter.
- Each level requires a percentage of successful hits in order to unlock the next.
- Restart option.
- Six areas to unlock with gorgeous backdrops.
- Visual treat.
- Build up your special which is a speed boost.
- Best played with headphones.
- Not as stressful and is actually quite lenient with mis-hits.
- A lot of replay levels.
- Difficulties increase speed but also how many buttons you have to use.
- Hard to read buttons on the track at times as the multiplier can obscure your view.
- A playthrough on medium takes under 2 hours.
- You have to do each song to unlock them all.
- Timing of the hits takes some getting used to as its a ship and the shape does not make it easy.
- Can’t rebind controller.
- Speed boost special feels pointless.
- Flying parts add very little.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 9/109/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
Avicii Invector dares to go back into the rhythm action genre and overall it absolutely nails it, it also goes a step further and tries to improve and extend the genre by mixing a story in but also break up the action with flying sections. For the record, these additions are not groundbreaking but are instead a great way to break up the pace and let you blink! Whilst this is my first time listening to Avicii I found the music combined with the rhythm action to be beautifully done, the controls are responsive and tight, I loved the world’s you explore as you try and get back home. I started on easy and finished the story but did dabble on harder difficulties and it felt like a different beast altogether. An easy way to sum up Avicii Invector is its a game that tells you just how old you are as for me I had never listened to Avicii and the gameplay proves my reflexes and blinking ability is seriously fatigued and almost nonexistent. For all other gamer types Wired has poured a lot of love into Avicii Invector and for me done the artist proud showcasing his work and life and is well worth owning.