[PlayStation 5] UltraGoodness 2 Review
Welcome to bullet hell action game UltraGoodness 2 by Ratalaika Games and Rasul Mono about the fight between Good and Evil. Check our UltraGoodness 2 review!
UltraGoodness 2 is a bloody mess of dynamic and fun action, about the struggle between Good and Evil in the world. Dark Forces are ready to be torn to pieces in this bloody action game, but now it’s blended with the time manipulation, and availability of permanent companion cat.
In a brief cinematic introduction video for UltraGoodness 2, you see your character watching the news, learning that evil has returned. You witness this because of the animals that end up possessed by the dark energy. With your cat friend, you decide to go out there and chase the demons.
The game is played from a top-down perspective with the left analog stick used to move. You shoot with the R2 button as you aim with the right analog stick. The L1 button allows you to throw a bomb for some massive explosive damage, while the R1 button releases Armageddon – when available. For this, time slows down, and you can aim at three different places to have a huge meteor crash down and wipe whatever it lands on.
As you kill demons, you earn diamonds that you can eventually use to upgrade your cat companion, who occasionally fires at enemies, and your overall firepower. There are eight different upgrades you can purchase so that you can keep up the pace and fight against your opponents who grow in numbers, size, and power.
In each stage, your goal is to eliminate all enemies before you can go to the now activated exit and press the X button to complete the level. Although it starts very slowly, you’ll soon encounter lots of enemies such as killer bunnies or demons that fire with guns or that use melee weapons. Levels will also have traps in them that you have to avoid, as well as cannons that will unleash their fury upon you until you destroy them. Another thing you’ll notice while playing is that time seems to slow down when you’re not moving, which can sometimes be useful when you’re looking for that last enemy keeping you from exiting the level.
I’m always ready for a new bullet hell game, even if I’m not an expert at them, as the action always gets a bit crazy as pretty much everything explodes around you. On this aspect, UltraGoodness 2 delivers. You can quickly feel overwhelmed if you’re not careful, but, in the end, the game’s gameplay feels a bit too repetitive, without many changes introduced into the formula.
There was something I felt was a bit off when moving around, and it made the process of collecting diamonds a bit tedious, as you really have to walk exactly over the diamond to be able to collect it. Moreover, the cat’s upgrades cost a lot, so it takes a handful of levels collecting diamonds before you’re able to improve your overall firepower. As for the time-stopping activity, I don’t think it added much to the experience, but perhaps you’ll be able to find it a better use.
From a trophy perspective, though, this game is a dream! There’s a trophy for beating each of the game’s first seven levels, and then depending on how many times you died and had to start over, you’ll probably have the trophy for 750 kills left to get a new Platinum for your collection. All of this is easily done in 30 minutes, depending on your experience with twin-stick games such as this one. The even better news is that UltraGoodness 2 is a cross-buy game, which means that your purchase will get you both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game, and each one has its own separate trophy list. This means you can end up with two Platinum trophies in as little as an hour or so!
UltraGoodness 2 can be a fun game to play every now, but not in long stretches since it can end up feeling a bit repetitive. It’s also a great budget purchase for any trophy hunter that wants some quick Platinum trophies for their collection. UltraGoodness 2 is out on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 with a low $4.99 price.
This UltraGoodness 2 review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.