Review: Super Destronaut: Land Wars (PlayStation 4)

Inspired by arcade classics, this new arcade experience mixes a first-person viewpoint with classic invader style shooting. Together, this unique mashup will test your skills across 30 different challenges.

Pros:

  • Neon pixel art graphics.
  • 116mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Stackable Platinum trophies.
  • Cross-buy with Playstation Vita.
  • Two modes-challenges and arcade.
  • How to play section.
  • Stats screen.
  • Chromatic aberration-on/off.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity slider.
  • Arcade-classic/hardcire/combo breaker/max strength/snail mode.
  • Challenge-30 levels with rating score.
  • FPS gameplay.
  • Combo to trigger rampage. (akimbo)
  • Enemies drop coins.
  • Shop-buy new guns and buffs.
  • Dance style ost.
  • Simple controls.
  • Easy trophies.

Cons:

  • Difficulty spikes.
  • No leaderboards.
  • Hard to navigate the arena.
  • Same music over and over.
  • Dubious hit detection.
  • You can be shot when using the shop.
  • Enemies can spawn on you.
  • Little variation.
  • No reason to replay.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.6/10

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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