Swords Of Gargantua Review (PlayStation VR)

Swords Of Gargantua Review (PlayStation VR)

Swords of Gargantua is a VR sword-action game you can experience in single-player mode or online co-op with up to 3 other players. Traverse through the Tesseract Abyss floors with the aim of taking down the giant Gargantua in its deepest layer, Floor 101.

Pros:

  • Really good detailed graphics.
  • 4.75GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Optional tutorial area.
  • Roguelike melee gameplay.
  • Online Co-op support.
  • Uses Two motion controllers.
  • Calibration tool to input your height.
  • Cross hairs-on/off.
  • Change the degree of rotation.
  • Move effect-on/off.
  • Set your preferred hand.
  • Earn EXP and level up, you then get a choice of 3 random upgrades.
  • Dungeon mode (roguelike single player) you clear a room than a shop, and two random floor gates appear. You get a breakdown and rank on performance.
  • Visceral combat with weak points, dodging, and blocking involved.
  • Earn coins and artifacts to bolster your weapons.
  • Load out-set your 4 weapons.
  • You can grab knives and weapons of your person or find them on the level.
  • Handy enemy lock-on button.
  • Fast-paced.
  • Dojo mode-practice mode.
  • The event-timed event that changes periodically.
  • Online play-quick play, enter room id or create a room.
  • 15 weapon types-boomerang knife, greatsword, club, medium sword, destroyer sword, katana, long sword, sledgehammer, battle-ax, ax, assassin’s dagger, mace, short sword, sword, and rapier.
  • Level up each weapon individually.
  • The game changes every playthrough.
  • Massive boss encounters.
  • You can feel every impact.
  • Tons of replay value.

SWORDS of GARGANTUA

Cons:

  • Needs a constant Internet connection for anything other than a single player.
  • Minimal comfort settings.
  • Very fast-paced and a lot of movement which can mess your head up.
  • A lot of the enemies look the same.
  • Randomized in every aspect so it can be hard to get a run going.
  • Movement is a quick way to mess your head right up.
  • Controls take some getting used to.
  • Cannot use the controller.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Vr games are getting more advanced as time goes on, Swords Of Gargantua is taking on the melee genre. To be honest, it does a really good job and is an absolute blast to play, you find yourself swinging around like Zorro blocking like a Jedi, and dodging like a lunatic. You feel every hit and swing, it’s heavy and clunky, and that works well for this game. Having the game as a roguelike means you have endless replay value, online Co-op is a fantastic addition. Boss fights are mega-events and it’s just a well-created package. BUUUUUT for people like me who are susceptible to VR sickness, this game does little to cater for you, you have to move around to play, the lock-on is needed because PSVR is not built for 360-degree action. It has comfort settings but it’s minimal and not helpful if I’m honest, it means I can only play in short bursts, I want to play this all the time but every now and then a game on VR will dictate what you can or cannot play. Overall if you have the stomach for it, Swords Of Gargantua is a fantastic top-tier VR experience but anyone with motion sickness will need a barf bag, it’s a rough game for us.

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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