PSIBO is a very strange game. Despite how simple the game looks on the outside, it is actually a very challenging release. Luckily you can customize the game to your liking, which is certainly a welcomed option. Want to learn more? Then come read our PSIBO review!
With 25 levels and a handful of bosses, the game might seem at first short on content, but it also features an Endless Mode for you to try. Your goal in this game is to shoot your way through the hexagonal shapes which serve as the universe defenses. This might sound incredibly easy, but its actually anything but!
It is not the kind of game you can just button mash your way out of. A lot of strategy is involved in this one since the timing of your shots is of utmost importance. Enemies will be firing at you endlessly, so you will need to find openings to make your shots count. While you are in the process of doing that, there is also an enemy that blocks your shots and reflects them back to you, adding an extra challenge into the mix.
Deflecting every shot on your end is impossible, so you’ll end up missing some and learning from your mistakes. But after every defeat, you’ll be able to increase your skill level for your next try. And for the try after that one. And the one after that one.
As I mentioned before, there are several bosses in the game. While the first boss might seem a bit too easy, don’t think this also applies to the rest of the bosses! The first one is there to give you an idea of what this release will throw at you later in the game.
You can customize the game to your liking, changing the difficulty setting, speed, and even its colors. You can also deactivate the enemy paddle to make the game easier if you’re having a tough time with PSIBO.
PSIBO might not be the prettiest game on the console, but it gets the job done. At least the graphics won’t distract you as you try to get “in the zone” during each of your runs!
You can play this game either on your TV or on the Wii U GamePad’s screen thanks to the available Off-TV mode so that you can continue to improve your skills at all times.
If you’re looking for a challenging game, then you will certainly like what PSIBO throws at you. There’s plenty of replay value in this budget release, and a hearty challenge that will keep you coming back for more until you can defeat every single boss!
|Lots of customization options.|
Plenty of replayabilty
|Might be too challenging for some.|
This PSIBO review is based on a Wii U copy provided by Nami Tentou.
Written by: Tracey
- Contributing Editor