[PlayStation 4] Rift Adventure Review
Rift Adventure from GameBrew Studio and QUByte Interactive is a PS4 2D action platformer on a magical world. Check out our Rift Adventure review!
Rift Adventure from GameBrew Studio and QUByte Interactive is a PS4 2D action platformer on a magical world. Aksius and Krinis – as well as the rest of the cast – are anthropomorphic animals who live in a medieval fantasy world with a pixel art style. As the duo explore some ruins, and after a short race to prove who is the best of the two, they end up near a tomb that opens up to reveal an evil entity that has escaped to wreak havoc in the world. Your task will be to find your lost friend, defeat the bosses you find along the way, and eventually beat the big bad boss before it’s too late.
You can move your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping and double jumping with the X button. Your character can also climb up and down chains, or drop through platforms as needed. The regular attack is mapped to the Square button, while the special attack is mapped to the Circle button. Aksius can dash through some obstacles, while Krinis can use the Circle button to drop a powerful bomb to remove obstacles. Attacking an enemy from behind will deal more damage.
Whenever you complete a level, a turn will pass. As you progress through the game, different events will take place every so often. The town could, for example, be attacked during a night raid, and if it’s not properly prepared for it and you don’t help around, the town’s level could fall. The town’s level can also increase based on your actions and your performance, and the better you do on a stage, the more stars you will get for that stage. You can use the coins you collect to purchase items to heal your wounds, have the healer help you recover, go to the blacksmith to purchase new equipment to improve the damage you deal, or boost your total HP.
Rift Adventure includes a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, which is split into 22 Bronze trophies, 12 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies. The first one will unlock depending on if you lose or win the race against Krinis during the tutorial segment. The second one you will get when you complete the tutorial. After this, trophies will pop as you destroy 10 sack dummies, defeat 70 bats, defeat 40 snakes, break 120 vases, collect 50 gems, perform 100 critical hits, deal 2,000 damage with bombs, or deal 5,000 damage with attacks from behind, to name some examples. Oh, and there’s a trophy for beating the game without buying any items, and another one for completing it in less than three hours, so you’re probably going to have to replay this one from start to finish more than once to get all of the trophies!
Rift Adventure is a 2D action platformer on a magical world with a simple and to the point gameplay loop. Every time you go into a level, a day will pass, and you’ll need to keep this in mind since every so often, the town will be attacked, and if you don’t have enough healing items or haven’t upgraded your equipment, you will be defeated, and the town’s level will go down. It’s one that won’t click with everyone, but it’s a budget release at only $7.99 on PlayStation 4.
This Rift Adventure review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by QUByte Interactive.