Review: Element Space (PlayStation 4)

Year 2199. Assemble an elite crew and make allies to combat a shadowy organization threatening the future of humanity. Face overwhelming odds with strategy. Make your choices and save us from extinction.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 10.18gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Action strategy gameplay.
  • Plays like X-Com.
  • Turn-based combat.
  • Outside of combat, you use a cursor to move around the world.
  • Multiple choice interactions.
  • End of combat score/rank breakdown.
  • Can destroy parts of the scenery.
  • Shots show a percentage of hitting the enemy and critical.
  • Decent AI movement.
  • Emphasis on cover-based shooting.

Cons:

  • Long loading times.
  • Slowdown and stuttering.
  • The camera is too sensitive and no good when trying to get angles.
  • Can’t skip/speed up text/cutscenes.
  • RNG heavy for accuracy.
  • The camera is all over the place.
  • Slow combat pace.
  • Predictable story.
  • A lot to take in
  • No snap to mechanics.

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

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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