Tiny Troopers Global Ops Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Tiny Troopers Global Ops Review we play a fast-paced arcade twin-stick shooter in which we attempt to lead an elite squad of Tiny Troopers on action-packed missions to take down hordes of unscrupulous enemies from all corners of the world!

Tiny Troopers Global Ops Review

Tiny Troopers Global Ops Review Pros:

  • Decent Chunky cartoon-like graphics.
  • 19. 09 GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Optional opening tutorial. (repayable)
  • Headquarters is your base where you can choose all the options such as – Armoury, local co-op, mission selection, online, and barracks.
  • Twin stick shooter gameplay.
  • Feedback on the triggers when you shoot.
  • Fully Voiced characters.
  • Arcade experience.
  • Earn EXP and level up to unlock new upgrades for your character.
  • Can revive your partner and they can revive you.
  • Armory is where you spend and use upgrade points to bolster health add slots and increase your squad size.
  • Barracks are where you can customize your character.
  • Five difficulties to choose from before each mission.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Super Turkey punch mini-game in the HQ where it spawns a load of turkeys and you have to kill them as fast as possible.
  • Can skip and fast-forward cutscenes.
  • Humor throughout.
  • The level select screen allows you to replay levels.
  • In single-player, you have some Ai partners that will mimic your actions and you can have more as you level up.
  • Actions – shoot, dodge, and pick up power-ups like grenades and rocket launchers.
  • Any interactive spots have a handy shiny icon.
  • In-screen button prompts.
  • Gets a bit like bullet hell later on.
  • Collect dog tags, medals, and the like for bonus score rewards.
  • Tight responsive controls.
  • Health pickups that heal you and your partners.
  • Good arcade shooter.
  • Bite-sized levels.
  • Mission markers.
  • More fun with friends.
  • The locations are big enough to have some exploration within them.
  • You can just keep going from level to level without returning to HQ.
  • Once you get a load of unlocks and the movement speed up the game does have a good feel but it’s a while away.
  • Can get addictive.
  • Interactive vehicle set pieces.
  • Each team member can be upgraded separately.
  • Maxing out an upgrade can unlock even more.

Tiny Troopers Global Ops Review

Tiny Troopers Global Ops Review Cons:

  • Cannot see the controls for the controller.
  • You cannot rebind controls.
  • It is a very slow-paced game.
  • The game will hang as a trophy pop-up happens.
  • No accessibility options.
  • Levels tend to repeat the objectives a lot.
  • Enemies can and will shoot you from offscreen.
  • Few issues with the game recognizing inputs.
  • The hardest difficulty is locked.
  • To make levels feel longer they will have you re-tread large parts of the level.
  • No camera control makes grenade usage a pain and enemies can be well hidden.
  • Predictable enemy encounters.
  • You only get one life so death means a mission restart.
  • Your Ai team despite mimicking you, will nearly always run into death.
  • Your partners will repeat lines over and over.
  • The vehicle parts are very underwhelming.
  • Doesn’t give a notification of leveling up.
  • The skip cutscenes button doesn’t always work.
  • Getting shot from off-screen is tiresome.

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Tiny Troopers Global Ops Review

Tiny Troopers Global Ops:

Official website.

Developer: Epiphany Games

Publisher: Wired Productions

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PlayStation

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.4/10

Summary

Tiny Troopers Global Ops is a game to me that feels like the arcade games we used to get on the PlayStation 2 or 3. It’s an arcade twin-stick shooter with missions and objectives, you have a squad mate with you who mimics you, but you can have local and/or online players join you. I played a lot of the game whilst it was in early access and my views are much the same. Its an alright game but it just doesn’t feel like a huge advancement in terms of the genre and is more of a game that is stuck in time, that’s not to say its bad its to say that it plays well and has a lot going for it but it just falls a bit flat for me. Once you grind through enough to get a big squad and have a load of upgrades then fair enough it’s a lot more fun but the grind to that point is a long one. Middle of the road that’s my back-of-the-box quote.

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!