Review: Cybarian The Time Travelling Warrior (PlayStation 4)

Cybarian The Time Travelling Warrior

Cybarian The Time Travelling Warrior is a classically inspired arcade action game, with a mixture of modern and retro gaming tropes.

Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 56.54mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Cross-buy triple edition for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
  • Scanlines-on/off.
  • Three difficulties-easy, normal and hard.
  • Action platformer gameplay.
  • Brief tutorial.
  • Combat-works on a combo system, press once then time your next hits to chain.
  • Coins-drops from enemies and boxes.
  • Vending machine-use coins to buy hearts.
  • Hearts-life bar and once depleted its game over.
  • Difficulty.
  • Boss battles.

Cybarian The Time Travelling Warrior

Cons:

  • Combat takes a while to get used too.
  • Difficult.
  • Only a handful of levels.
  • Hit detection issues.
  • Not that entertaining.
  • No checkpoints.

Cybarian The Time Travelling Warrior

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.8/10

Summary

A retrotastic roguelike platformer, the games claim to fame is the combat system that isn’t a normal hack and slash, instead uses a system where you chain attacks together. It’s good but does take some getting used to. Levels look alright but the layout and enemy positioning is very predictable and repetitive that it isn’t a lot of fun to play. If you can overcome this then you can have a short retro fix but it is a slog made better by an easy Platinum.

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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