Review: Giga Wrecker Alt (PlayStation 4)

GIGA WRECKER ALT

In the near future, where Earth has been ravaged by robot invaders, the fate of the planet rests on the shoulders of a young girl who becomes more than human. Saved from death and cursed with cybernetic powers beyond comprehension, it’s up to Reika Rekkeiji to save humanity from the evil Ajeet in this exciting new game from legendary developer Game Freak!

Pros:

  • Anime type of graphics.
  • 1.17gb download size.
  • Two difficulties-normal and hard.
  • Three save slots.
  • Action puzzle platformer gameplay.
  • Continuous tutorial pop-ups.
  • Nano Map- can be used to fast travel, waypoints, and items, etc.
  • Gimmick-break parts of the environment and collect them into a ball which can be used as a weapon or a tool to navigate the world.
  • Save and checkpoints.
  • Antennas-hack to get puzzling clues.
  • Nano crystals-used like EXP and once you fill the bar you get a point to put in the extensive skill tree, covering health, buffs and more.
  • Aura-shows around enemies, rez-danger and blue-kill it.
  • Reset beacons allow you to reset the current screen which is usually a puzzle.
  • Solid level design.
  • Multiple ways to solve a puzzle.
  • Combat is different for each enemy type.
  • Real fun challenge.
  • A lot of game.

GIGA WRECKER ALT

Cons:

  • The slowdown happens a lot.
  • Jumping feels sludgy.
  • Slow restarts on death.
  • Using a reset beacon triggers a load screen.
  • No voice work.
  • Constant interruptions.

GIGA WRECKER ALT

 

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Guga wrecker surprised me, for on the surface it looks a very typical platform action game. Little did I know that you are in fact a being that gathers environmental waster as it were and create a ball of destruction that is not only a weapon but also a means of creating platforms and solving puzzles. For Giga Wrecker is more than just the average platformer with a gimmick it has innovative combat with every encounter feeling unique and varied, puzzles that will test your brain power. Boss encounters are tough but exciting, the world is an interesting place and the story is not half bad. It’s not all good news though as the jumping feels off, almost like jumping out of freshly melted marshmallows on a warm sunny day in August with a southerly wind. The slowdown and screen tearing is a prominent feature and one that can be ignored for the more trivial level traversal, it becomes more an issue on accurate traversal and important boss encounters. Overall Giga Wrecker is a solid puzzle action platformer with few performance issues that don’t detract overall to a very entertaining experience.

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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