Review: Hellfront: Honeymoon (PlayStation 4)

Hellfront: Honeymoon is an intense twin-stick action strategy game, to be enjoyed with friends over a six-pack of fruit juice. One screen, one winner. Welcome to the HELLFRONT.

Pros:

  • Neontastic graphics.
  • 685.4MB Download size.
  • Opening tutorial missions.
  • Two modes- Deathmatch and Missions.
  • Missions- 1-2 player co-op, three planets, and tutorial.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Each level score is 1-3 stars.
  • Arcade atmosphere.
  • Played on a Honeycomb tiled grid.
  • Gameplay- twin-stick shooter with basic RTS elements.
  • Easy to command troops, Just move the cursor and press a button.
  • Actions- On set tiles you can build turrets or barracks. You/the enemy can build on any set tile after blowing up whoever occupied it before.
  • Barracks- troops spawn here every 10 seconds. Shoots enemies on contact.
  • Turret- shoots enemies on contact.
  • Destructible environments.
  • Online leaderboard support.
  • Short bite-sized levels.
  • Every level is timed.
  • Cuts out all the fussy mechanics like cooldowns/resource management etc.
  • Such a lot of fun.
  • Fast and frantic.
  • Death- Respawn at a base and there is no penalty for dying.
  • 21 Trophies.
  • Clever level design.
  • Fast loading.
  • Quick to learn.
  • Best played in multiplayer.
  • 1-4 local mp support.
  • After blowing up an enemy tile it spawns a handful of killer bugs.

Cons:

  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Starts off really easy which is very misleading.
  • You die really easy.
  • Dropping barracks and turrets cause a small explosion which instantly kills you.
  • Very flashy and can be hard to see what’s going on.
  • All levels have to be unlocked, No all access option.
  • Games can easily go on for ages if you don’t keep an eye on it.
  • Little variety.
  • Sometimes it is hard to see special tiles for deployment.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Accessability - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Ok, so Hellfront Honeymoon is a fantastically easy game to get into. Best described as a twin-stick shooter with light RTS elements. You shoot enemies and buildings but also spawn your own buildings. Its all presented in an arcade fashion along with a lot of flashing and big explosions. Love how the scenery can be destroyed adding more tactics, You feel like a glass cannon with cheap easy deaths but overall the game is a lot of fun. Single player is fine but doesn’t even come close to local multiplayer on one screen. For when playing single player you soon get fatigued as the gameplay feels repetitive and only the scenery changes, I’m sure there is a quote like that but pfft whatever. Ok so if you want a different type of local play then you cannot go far wrong with Hellfront Honeymoon

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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