Review: Fury Unleashed (PlayStation 4)

Fury Unleashed is a combo-driven rogue-lite action-platformer – each kill you score increases your combo. Hit certain thresholds and your damage resistance and healing powers will kick in! It’s a game you can even beat in one, ultimate combo.

Pros:

  • Decent hand-drawn graphics.
  • 1.5gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Roguelike shooter gameplay.
  • 2D perspective.
  • Tutorial level.
  • Local co-op support.
  • Blood-on/off.
  • Online leaderboards with filters.
  • Four difficulties-easy and hard initially then unlock the further two.
  • Four comics (worlds) to unlock and play.
  • Game is played across the window panes of a comic book.
  • Fast travel between window panes.
  • Plays like a twin-stick shooter.
  • Levels/loot/enemies/events randomise every run.
  • Banging Rock soundtrack.
  • Chests-loot inside can be equipped or turned into ink.
  • Ink-used to level up at the end of a run, get skill points to pump into stats.
  • Skill tree-unlock/upgrade stats, you can downgrade as well as upgrade.
  • Breakable objects for loot in the levels.
  • Combo counter that rewards health orbs.
  • Ranged and melee attacks.
  • Can air dash and double jump.
  • Optional side quests for rewards.
  • Miniboss encounters.
  • Cool as hell weapons like nail guns and alien blasters.
  • Rewarding.
  • Good variety of enemy types.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Comic book style pop-ups.
  • Full stats/bestiary/items found section.
  • 11 characters to unlock.
  • End of level breakdown.
  • Customize a character and load out.
  • Addictive.

Cons:

  • No invert axis or sensitivity sliders.
  • Only one control layout.
  • Easy difficulty disables most trophies.
  • RNG.
  • Enemies can shoot through walls.
  • Hard to always see your health.
  • Difficult.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.6/10

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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