Review: Blue Rider (PlayStation 4)

Blue Rider is a shoot-em-up action-packed game inspired by classic old arcades featuring amazing art, catchy music, and a fresh gameplay.

Pros:

  • Bright cheerful cartoon graphics.
  • 946MB download size.
  • Shoot em up game play.
  • 13 Trophies.
  • Simple controls.
  • Camera can be controlled with the right stick.
  • Find hidden Helix caches for bonus score.
  • You get two attacks, Guns and missiles.
  • Pick up/earn new gun attacks like spread firing.
  • Good arcade fun.
  • Full score breakdown when you finish a level.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Can find and have a buddy with you that aids you.
  • Eight stages.
  • Big areas to navigate with open areas and windy little corridors through out.
  • Very much a pick p and play.
  • Rogue like in that you get one life to finish a level otherwise game over and score doesn’t count.
  • Your top score shows on main screen.
  • Level select for when you finish levels.

Cons:

  • No score breakdown if you die.
  • Camera movement is quite dis orientating.
  • No tutorial.
  • No online leader-boards.
  • Little replay ability.
  • Levels start to feel the same.

 

The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Blue Rider is a fun distraction but with no leaderboards or difficulty settings, The desire to keep playing dwindles once you finish the few stages on offer. Shame as the game is very fun to play and has some cool little features.

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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