[Vita Review] Nun Attack


In a world where Evil is taking over and prayers are no longer answered, there is only one type of divine intervention left, and it’s armed to death.
Join the battle of light against darkness. Lead your squad to defeat the Fallen Nun and restore balance to the World in this epic tactical action game.

Nun Attack is a very fun action/RPG/strategy game from Frima Studio, the guys behind (namely) the Zombie Tycoon series. It’s available as a digital download on the PlayStation Store and is also available on iOS and Android platforms.

In Nun Attack, you are controlling a party of nuns armed with an array of guns on their way to defeat the Fallen Nun that is wrecking everything. This game is set in an undead world in which you’ll be fighting skeletons, werewolves, and a few other undead creatures.

Nun Attack for PlayStation Vita – Official Trailer

Gameplay

This game is totally controlled by touch screen controls, which leads to very intuitive gameplay mechanics. Basically, in each battle fields, the nuns are controlled by “sliding” them towards the destination or an enemy and once an enemy is targeted, they’ll attack it automatically. That is all(!). The game difficulty is well balanced in the normal sections, but I noticed a pretty steep difficulty curve in the boss battles.

Each time an enemy is killed in battle, it’ll drop money that can be used to upgrade your arsenal. There is a pretty cool array of guns available as each nun has have five different weapons, and each one can be upgraded a few times.


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When each battle is completed, experience points and levels for the participating nuns are awarded, pretty much like in a typical RPG. Another pretty cool thing about this game is that it can be played in very short gaming sessions, ranging from 5 to 10 minutes.

The graphics in this game are very sharp, and the characters and monsters are perfectly animated. The soundtrack is reminiscent of an undead world, which fits well in the context.

Final thoughts

With a price tag of only 2.99$ on the PlayStation Store, Nun Attack is a no-brainer. I’ve had (and I’m still having) a lot of fun with this game, and I would recommend it to every PS Vita owners looking for a fun experience between bigger gaming sessions!

Official website: Nun Attack.

Review

ProsCons
Fun and original game
Short gaming sessions (5 to 10 minutes)
RPG Elements and Arsenal build-up
Steep difficulty curve when fighting bosses
Rating
88%

Cost: $2.99
You can purchase Nun Attack from the PSN.


Disclaimer

Total amount of time played: 5 hours.

This review is based off of a retail copy of the game purchased by the reviewer.


Written by: Ceidz - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by hobbes on May 14th, 2013 [ 30071 Points ]

    interesting, what kind of storage footprint does this game have? darn vita cards

  2. #2 by The_Nmac on May 14th, 2013 [ 42703 Points ]

    Looks interesting.

  3. #3 by Ceidz on May 15th, 2013 [ 36004 Points ]

    @hobbes: Interesting question! I just checked and the game takes only 110Mb.

  4. #4 by hobbes on May 15th, 2013 [ 30071 Points ]

    @ceidz very good info to know.. I gotta keep that in mind when getting a vita game

  5. #5 by Emrah on May 15th, 2013 [ 7319 Points ]

    I bought it a couple of hours ago, and played for more than an hour, clearing first map with flying colours, until the final level boss.

    Here’s my take on this game: The game is wholly designed as a touch based game, they did not add anything on the Vita. The level transversal sections where you move around clearing gates, feel like tacked on mini-games (swipe to deflect missiles and damage the gate, move a little so you don’t get hit by the un-deflectable missiles, tap right on destructible missiles continuously on some gates to damage them – the whole thing just feels redundant). Those portions really feel awkward. The use of touch controls on actual battles kind of makes sense, but when the nuns are close, you’ll have a hard time directing the correct nun, which causes them to idly wait if they are not being hit, loss of firepower. The whole thing looks unpolished (the art style is good, but the way everything plays out is rough.) They couldn’t make this simple looking game run at 60fps, so the presentation suffers from it, even if the pace is slow.

    The only thing going for this game is the RPG elements and trying out different guns. I’d give it 5 out of 10 at most. Granted, it is cheap. Ironically, I would not have played this far if it was a free game. Since I paid for it, expect me to play a little more until I get frustrated at any point, after which I wouldn’t touch it again.

  6. #6 by Emrah on May 15th, 2013 [ 7319 Points ]

    *traversal – not transversal :D

  7. #7 by SubMonkey on May 17th, 2013 [ 110 Points ]

    I love this game & since my PS3 decided to died, I will probably be playing it more.


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