[PlayStation 4] Demon’s Crystals Review
Demon’s Crystals from Byte4Games and Badland Games is a twin-stick arcade shooter on PS4 with a lot of fun to be had. Find out why in our Demon’s Crystals review!
The game offers three modes: Arcade, which is the main campaign mode in which 1 to 4 players experience a pure arcade style in which you try to complete each level to make it to the final boss of each world; Multiplayer which offers competitive MP modes for up to four players; and Survival which, as the name suggests, asks that you survive for as long as possible as you aim at getting the highest score.
There are four characters to select, each one with one specific color to highlight their presence on the playing field. There’s Anara, who is blue, Taur, who is green, Adora, who is red, and dryad, who is yellow. They all play the same way and have access to the same weapons, so the only difference between them is the color of their clothes and hair.
There are six worlds to complete, and you must take on them in order. Before you jump into a world you can the difficulty between Normal, Hard and Nightmare, so that you can find the difficulty setting that offers the right challenge for you. The higher the difficulty the deadlier your enemies will be, so be sure to first give the game a go on Normal so that you can take it from there.
Each level is presented in a self-contained small arena where you’ll need to survive horde after horde of enemies. Things start out easy so that you can get used to the controls and the gameplay mechanics, but things soon start to get more difficult. You need to defeat a set number of enemies, collect a set number of crystals, or both, for each wave before time runs out, so you should always be on the move and never stop shooting. The power-ups you grab to improve your weapon’s firepower are not based on ammo but on a timer, so you never need to stop shooting no matter what. There are also magic spells you can grab to activate them to unleash thunderbolts or to freeze your enemies in place, to name a few.
The game includes sixteen trophies but no Platinum, with four Silver and twelve Bronze trophies to unlock. The list includes trophies for completing the whole game on Normal, Hard and Nightmare, as well as a trophy for completing it in all three difficulty settings, trophies for defeating each of the bosses, for defeating thousands of enemies, collecting thousands of crystals, and leveling up all characters to level 60 and level 90.
Demon’s Crystals offers a fast-paced arcade experience for some mindless fun. You’re always on the move as you try to stay alive, making the most of the weapons and power-ups you find. The game is a budget release at only $4.99, so it’s definitely worth your time and money, especially if you have three friends who want to join in on the fun.
This Demon’s Crystals review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Badland Games.