Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

Soldner-X 2 Final Prototype Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

A side-scrolling shooter sensation returns, bigger and bolder than ever before! Blending traditional arcade gameplay with scorching HD visuals and rocking audio presentation, Söldner-X 2: Definitive Edition is laser-focused on bringing everything the genre is known for into the current generation.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 2.30GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Tutorials-on/off.
  • Two difficulties-beginner or normal.
  • High scores–auto upload or no upload.
  • Shmup gameplay.
  • Awards-shows any unlocked weapons, specials and shows best level scores and full stats.
  • Gallery-unlock new art and concept art.
  • Online and offline leaderboards with filters.
  • 10 stages-one unlocked initially then you unlock with progress.
  • 3 ships- two then unlock a third.
  • Two players local co-op.
  • Play rank-bar shows on the Hud. As you play the difficulty can adjust making it harder or easier depending on your performance. It’s on a rank system G (worst) and S (highest).
  • Can swap between weapons with a button press.
  • Collect power-ups for weapons and score multipliers.
  • Combo counter.
  • On-screen points pop up.
  • Collect 3 of the same weapon extras to create a powerful limit attack.
  • Chaser-Ai mini ships that will group up with you and attack as you do, you can have a max of 4.
  • End of level breakdown and score.
  • Proper arcade experience.
  • Big boss battles at the level end.
  • Berserker mode- when health gets low you go into Berserker mode where you take less damage.
  • Keys to collect in a level to unlock more weapon drops.
  • Each playthrough will be different thanks to the weapon variety and random drops.

Soldner-X 2 Final Prototype Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

Cons:

  • Tutorials are a separate thing where you have to press a button to get the pop-up, oh and it’s timed so you can miss them.
  • Takes a while to get used to how the guns and combo work.
  • Hard to see enemies sometimes as they come in to play from obscure angles.
  • Outside of score chasing, it has little replay value.
  • No online Co-op.

Soldner-X 2 Final Prototype Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4)

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

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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