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.

Pros:

  • 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.
  • Hypnotic.
  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8.2/10

Summary

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.

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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