[PS4] SkyKeepers Review
SkyKeepers is a 2D action platformer with some interesting RPG elements. Instead of leveling your character, you level up your village. SkyKeepers seems to be inspired by tribal cultures like the Navajo culture, which I liked a lot. Want to learn more about the game? Then read our SkyKeepers review!
The game focuses on its story which revolves around Tangi who wants to rebuild his village after tragedy struck.
The gameplay mechanics is very easy to learn since there is a tutorial that is roughly about ten minutes long. After completing it, you will learn how to use your basic and special attacks, parrying, combos, and more. The tutorial is very good, easy to follow and sets you up for the rest of the game.
For the gameplay mechanics, you have two attacks: a basic standard attack, and a special attack that can do more damage. You can also attack by using spirit walks – these look like bronze square blocks. You can teleport from block to block, but during an attack, it can be used to damage your enemies. As you progress in the game, you can change up your skills in the Village Council. There are quite a few skills to choose from too, so you will surely find something to your liking.
As you play the game you will come across many enemies, out of which the Wa’kine are the easiest to defeat of the bunch. There is a noticeable curve as you progress since enemies become stronger and deadlier, so you will need to keep your weapons and armor as strong as possible. On top of that, don’t forget to buy plenty of healing potions from the shop in your village! Once they are in your inventory, you can set the healing potions to your items menu, and you can simply use the D-Pad for instant access during tricky areas.
I was surprised to see there was no Platinum trophy as the scope of the game is a bit bigger than i though- The trophies are fairly standard for a game of this genre, with some for X amount of kills and for levelling up your village, as well as some story related trophies. Nothing is missible as far as I can see, so with some effort and perseverante you should have that 100% within a few days.
Overall SkyKeepers is a fun old-school style action platfomer that will have you playing for many hours. The game has a high level of polish and, at least in my playthrough, was free of bugs and glitches. Sure, there’s a definitive curve in place and some battles can feel a bit repetitive with combos that can leave you with sore thumbs, but the game is fun and available at a good price.
[review pros=”Very story-driven.
Lots of quests.
Good Tutorial.” cons=”Can be a bit repetitive.” score=80]
This SkyKeepers review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Sword Twin Studios.