[PlayStation 4] Caveman Warriors Review | PS3Blog.net
Caveman Warriors is a cartoonish platformer in the prehistoric age with couch co-op. Learn more about this game in our Caveman Warriors review!
Jump back in time and free your inner caveman. Smash heads in this cooperative platformer game. Play solo or team up with up to 4 players.
Caveman Warriors – Trailer
The first thing that I noticed when the game begins is how genuinely beautiful it is. There’s been a lot of hardwork done for this one, and it definitely shows as soon as the game begins – just check the above trailer!
As soon as the game starts, you begin with a selection screen that reminded me of Castle Crashers. As soon as everyone has selected their characters (there is a choice of four different but still very stereotypical prehistoric Flinstones-esque characters), the adventure begins. One important thing is that the characters each have different skills, and their abilities will be needed in each of the game’s levels. Luckily, you can instantly swap from one character to the other by pressing the Left and Right shoulder button – skills are needed to pass through some obstacles or obtain collectibles.
One of the things that I liked is how each level is different from the previous one. For example, in one level you’ll be in a valley, and for the next one, you’ll be in a completely different environment with a new set of enemies. The gameplay also stays fresh by throwing you different gameplay sequences in which you are riding on a Triceratops, or even boarding a plane. Each level has a boss, and you should be ready for them since they’re fights in which you’ll need to learn new movement and attack patterns or else you’ll be in trouble.
When I started playing, I thought I was beginning a Rayman-esque game (my favorite PlayStation 3 release of all-time), but that wasn’t’ the case for this one. Yes, the game’s presentation is similar but, sadly, the controls aren’t as solid – more than once I failed a jump while I had clearly pressed the button for it. Since this game is a platformer, it demands perfect controls. The default difficulty is hard since a handful of hits will kill you, and you have only a few lives to get through each level. While enemies drop a lot of health replenishing food, you’ll need a lot of it just to recover from one hit.
Caveman Warriors is fun game to play in couch co-op, but I wish the controls get fixed since they do need to be better. I had fun in the beginning, playing with my daughter, but she eventually thought the game was too hard for her, so keep that in mind if you have kids! The visuals are really good, and the soundtrack reminded me of the one for Deathspank, which is definitely a pro for this one. If you’re looking for a fun couch co-op release, you can give Caveman Warriors a try.
PSN Game Size: 485MB
This Caveman Warriors review is based on PlayStation 4 copies provided by JanduSoft