[PlayStation 4] Blastful Review
Blastful from Playstige Interactive is a budget shoot ‘em up on PlayStation 4. Learn more about it in our Blastful review!
In Blastful from Playstige Interactive, you’ll be taking on a budget arcade-style shoot ‘em up on PlayStation 4. The game starts out very slowly, with small enemies that won’t be much of a challenge to defeat. As you progress and bump up your score, you’ll run into larger opponents, as well as proper bosses that will require a ton of attacks to defeat. You’ll need to pay attention to your health bar on the upper left corner of the screen, because once it runs out, you’ll lose one of your lives. You can at least grab some health items that will recover some of your lost health, although you probably won’t end up dying for a bit. The way enemies attack reminded me a bit of the old-school classic Missile Command from Atari – check the screens
The controls are very easy to understand. You’ll be moving with the left analog stick, aiming with the right one as you shoot with the L2 or R2 buttons, or you can also use the Square, Triangle, Circle, or X buttons. Your starting weapon is good enough to get the job done during the start of your run, but you’ll need to make the most of the extra weapons you can use during your journey. You can switch between them with the L1 and R1 buttons, but you do need to be aware of the ammo count for each one.
Along with picking up health items to recover any damage suffered by your ship, and grabbing new weapons as you progress through the stages in Blastful, you can also collect ammo for said weapons – which you should save for when there are larger enemies to defeat or for the bosses at the end of a stage -, you can also pick up a shield that will protect you from any damage for a short period of time. Ammo is cumulative, which means that by the time you reach, say, level seven, you will have hundreds of bullets for the first extra weapon you add to your arsenal, making subsequent levels considerably easier.
Blastful has a full trophy list for you to work your way through, with trophies to unlock as you progress through each stage the game has to offer. It’s a short list that features eight Gold trophies, nine Silver trophies, and three Bronze trophies, and as long as you beat all of the stages that the game has to offer, you should have a new Platinum trophy in your collection
Blastful is a budget arcade-style shoot ‘em up on PlayStation 4 that is hard to recommend. It’s a bit slow to start, with not much of a challenge since there aren’t many enemies to defeat or attacks to avoid. Once things get going, you’ll be avoiding attacks from every direction as you take on faster enemies, but in the end, there’s not that much variety to experience. Enemies tend to teleport out of nowhere, but your ship won’t suffer much damage from their attacks as long as you dodge around or destroy the missiles with your own attacks. Blastful is out on PlayStation 4 with a $3.99 price.
This Blastful review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Playstige Interactive.