[PlayStation 5] Arsonist Heaven Review
Arsonist Heaven from eastasiasoft and OMEGACORE is a 2D action platformer in which you must burn down every enemy and boss on your path. Check our Arsonist Heaven review!
Arsonist Heaven from eastasiasoft and OMEGACORE is a 2D action platformer in which you must burn down every enemy and boss on your path. As the name suggests, you’re a hunter with a flamethrower, and there are a bunch of monsters of all shapes and sizes that need to be dealt with. While they have huge claws and teeth, you at least have a flame-retardant suit and a jet pack that allows you to jump away from danger at just the right time.
Given the arcade-style experience, you’re going to get out of Arsonist Heaven, you’ll move your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad. You can shoot with the X button and will need to keep an eye on the gauge in the upper left corner that will let you know how much gas you have left in your weapon. You can carry up to three reserve canisters at a time. Press the Circle button to jump and then press it again to use your jet pack. You can use the jet pack as long as it has enough energy, which you can see on the upper right corner of the screen. If you’re damaged, collect a health pack before you run out of health and have to start over the level.
Arsonist Heaven features a very straightforward trophy list with a lonely Silver trophy and 11 Gold trophies. As long as you complete the first 12 levels in the game by defeating all enemies – and the two bosses you’ll get to fight along the way – you’ll have a new Platinum trophy for your collection. You can see how many enemies are left to defeat by checking out the counter on the bottom left corner of the screen. Fighting the two bosses legit will be a headache, so I suggest you use this Arsonist Heaven Trophy Guide for some tips.
Arsonist Heaven could have been a bit more fun with a few changes here and there. Your character has a very small invincibility window when hit, and that means that if you don’t get away from an enemy, you’re going to be dead in a couple of seconds. The bosses have a huge reach and can easily hit your character, so unless you cheese them and stay under them, just changing sides to avoid attacks, you’re going to die… a lot. Arsonist Heaven is out as a Cross-Buy title, giving you both the PS4 and PS5 versions for a $4.99 asking price.
This Arsonist Heaven review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.