[PS4] The Falconeer: Warrior Edition Review
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition from Tomas Sala and Wired Productions is finally ready to go on PS4. Check our The Falconeer: Warrior Edition review!
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition from solo dev Tomas Sala and Wired Productions is finally ready to go on PlayStation 4. The game was first released on Microsoft’s console as a timed exclusive, but it’s now out on PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. Why does it have “Warrior Edition” on its name, you might ask? This one is called the Warrior Edition because it includes the base game along with three DLC packs at no extra cost. The DLC includes The Hunter, which adds a new player class, a flyable Ormir dragon and pyro pot guided rockets, as well as the new Edge of the World content, which adds three side-quests and new boss encounters.
As you being your journey, you’ll get to select from different characters to pilot the warbird, as well as the warbird you’ll be flying. Each one will have different stats for agility, speed, hit points, range, and damage. There are more warbirds to unlock as you progress through The Falconeer, as long as you do things right, complete story and optional missions, and keep an eye on your map to discover new locations and new friendly units – as well as foes to battle. Just remember that foes will show up in red, while friendly units will show up in white or blue.
You’ll first begin with a tutorial segment so that you can learn all of the basics of being a Falconeer, traveling over a vast ocean as you travel on your warbird. You’ll fly around as you steer with the left analog stick, moving the camera around you with the right one. You’ll fire your weapon with the R2 button, and you can lock onto a target with the Square button for some extra precision. The X button will be for you to sub-target some enemies so that you can be more precise with your attacks. If you need to dash and roll to avoid an attack, just press the L1 button. If you want to brake and dive, then press the L2 button. If you want to use pyro pots, press the Triangle button. You can also call in for the help of your wingman by pressing left on the D-Pad to have it attack the target or right so that it guards you.
The currency you collect from completing mandatory and optional missions can be used with traders to purchase items to aid you on your quest – as well as new birds to control! You can visit the biochemist to purchase mutagens to improve your warbird so that you can increase its overall speed, agility or even give it regenerative capabilities. You could also purchase lighting pots for ammo or new weapons to improve your attack power, such as a magnetar rifle, which offers a high-impact attack.
You can get a Platinum trophy for The Falconeer: Warrior Edition, but it’s not going to be an easy or short road – that is unless you play on the Easy difficulty setting. The first trophy that will pop will be for completing the Prologue chapter. After this, you will get another trophy for completing each of the game’s chapters, and then you’ll have trophies that require that you complete a series of miscellaneous objectives. These will include things such as discovering a shrine or temple, finding the biochemists and the weapons trader, buying a new type of weapon, taking down five air targets during a mission, and finding every single location in the game, to name some examples.
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition also includes a photo mode for you to take some classy pictures of each area that you visit. Just activate it after pressing the Options button and use the left and right sticks to frame the picture, use the L2 and R2 buttons to rotate the camera around, press the L1 and R1 buttons to zoom in and out as needed, and change the lighting, the placement of the camera, the wind and the water by pressing the Square and X buttons, the Circle and Triangle buttons, or the D-Pad, respectively.
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition is one you should check out on PlayStation 4. It offers a fun and very chill open-world experience that is split into different chapters that will let you know the recommended level you should have before venturing onward, which will allow you to grind as needed by completing objectives in previous chapters and sorting out side-quests, and finding new locations and rewards. It’s not a fast-paced “kill or be killed” type of experience, but it doesn’t need to. The Falconeer: Warrior Edition is out on PlayStation 4 with a $29.99 asking price.
This The Falconeer: Warrior Edition review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Wired Productions.