Review: Strikers Edge (PlayStation 4)

Strikers Edge is a medieval dodgeball with weapons, ancient warriors and special powers. Challenge your opponents in online and local multiplayer, ascend to the top of the ladder and become the best striker!

Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 1.49GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Three modes- Online, Local and campaign.
  • Optional tutorial section.
  • Extras- Full stats breakdown.
  • Online- Normal and custom 1V1 and 2V2.
  • Eight characters each with different abilities.
  • Three difficulties- Easy, Normal and hard.
  • Gameplay is that of Dodgeball esque, you fire at each other and must get your opponents health to zero.
  • Lightening fast loading times.
  • Really easy to get into.
  • A handful of locations each looking and feeling different.
  • Each character has their own story, Checkmarks against each difficulty helps you know your progress.
  • Charge attacks.
  • Arcade feels.
  • Headshot complete with callouts.
  • Projectiles can collide and disappear.
  • The story mode is short but full of lore.
  • Decent soundtrack.
  • On-screen arrows will show you where shots will go.
  • Can block attacks.
  • Slow-mo can occur on near misses and hits.
  • Addictive multiplayer game.
  • Excellent couch co-op party game.

Cons:

  • The story is really short.
  • Content feels a bit on the light side from arenas to characters and modes available to you.
  • Arrow markers really clutter up the screen.
  • Some dubious AI tactics.
  • Few color/graphical glitches on certain screens.
  • No invert axis option.

The Numbers:
  • 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

Strikers edge is a game that makes it easy to approach, Anyone can pick it up and play it and have fun. The issues only show when you try and play it on your own, The story is short and AI tactics can really drag games on. But if you are looking for a simple fun pick up and play mp game, This is a good example of it done right, It just gets watered down in offline play.

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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