[PlayStation 4] Wukong Review
Wukong from A Tale of Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment is a new take on the classic Journey to the West story. Learn more in our Wukong review!
Wukong from A Tale of Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment is a new take on the classic Journey to the West story. One day while our hero was taking a break as he traveled on top of his cloud, he ends up being a bit clumsy, dropping most of his valuable treasure! You must, therefore, help him complete eight levels as you collect as many coins as possible, defeat enemies, and try to locate all of your lost treasure before it falls into the wrong hands!
As you can tell from the game’s trailer and the screens in this Wukong review, you’ll be playing a 3D platformer that certainly pays homage to the classic Crash Bandicoot series. You’ll control your character with the left analog stick, jumping with the X button and spinning around with the Square button. The Circle button will allow you to do a quick, short dash, either while on the ground or during a jump. The Triangle button can be used to throw your staff, which can be used to hit enemies from a safe distance. This particular attack also has the added bonus of also hitting enemies while it flies back to your hands, so be sure to make good use of it!
Each level will have three jade dragon statues and three ancient scrolls for you to collect. Some of them will be out in the open, while others might be hidden within passages that are just a bit out of your view. For some of them, you might have to use your magic cloud to travel to separate, smaller areas where you will have to complete an objective, such as collecting all of the coins on the screen, before you can collect the treasure. To be able to progress through the game, you will need to find most of the scrolls and jade dragons since they will be used for unlocking the rest of the levels.
Trophy-wise, Wukong has a list with 5 Bronze trophies, 6 Silver trophies, and 8 Gold trophies, as well as a Platinum one for your collection. The objectives to complete include completing the first level, completing all levels that take place in the mountains, all levels that take place in temples, locating all jade dragon statues and all scrolls, breaking all jars in the Descent level, as well as completing it without taking damage, defeating 50 enemies while calling back your staff towards you, or defeating every single bull in the Mountain Trek stage.
Wukong is a fun 3D platformer that pays homage to the classic Crash Bandicoot series by offering us eight levels with different enemy types to defeat, plenty of coins to collect to gain extra lives, jade dragon statues, and scrolls to collect, and a Platinum trophy for you to unlock. The game is not without its shortcomings, since there are some collision detection errors that led to death by way of a bottomless pit or two, and a couple of areas where, for some reason, my character could not get out of shallow areas where I should have been able to just jump out and give the jump another try. Wukong is out on PlayStation 4 with a $9.99 price.
This Wukong review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment.