Reviews: Unit 13

Unit 13 bought to us from famed developer Zipper Interactive. In a sad twist this game turned out to be Zippers last game for Sony as their studio was closed down. On a brighter note with MAG and SOCOM under their belt the expectation was high for this game
Pros:
  • Crisp graphics with excellent level design
  • Dynamic missions which randomize the missions every time you play it
  • Touch controls that don’t dominate your experience, instead adding to it
  • Online co op that works very well and adds a bit of teamwork to the game
  • Missions are varied from speed runs to sneaking, Its all in there
  • You get a set of pre set characters specializing in different combat ie sniper, and you can gain exp with them to unlock better weapons and attachments
  • Online leader-board with Near functionality to see if your top dog in your area
  • Campaign boasts over 12 hours depending on skill/patience
  • Daily challenges which set a random level with a random mission, Kicker is you can only finish the level once and that score gets uploaded
  • HVT which are the bosses in the game, Have their own section so you wont get bogged down in them. You unlock them by earning stars on missions or by getting them from friends through Near
  • Game can be played as a stealth, action shooter or a huge score attack leader board chasing riot
  • Combat is precise, tight and a joy to play
Cons:
  • Some campaign levels can get infuriating due to AI behavior
  • Co op has a problem where hitting the PS button disconnects the game
  • Co op progression is only saved for the host
  • HVT 2 suffers from infinite enemy re spawns until an invisible checkpoint is hit syndrome
  • I doubt we will see any DLC with Zippers closure which is a huge failure
In sumary the game is very well done and a joy to play. Co op despite its few flaws is a worthy addition, While daily challenges will keep you coming back for more. A worthy purchase

 

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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