[PlayStation 4] Cyber Hook Review
Cyber Hook from Grafitti Games and Blazing Stick is a fast-paced first-person platformer with parkour and grappling action. Check our Cyber Hook review!
WARNING: High risk of motion sickness!
Cyber Hook from Graffiti Games and Blazing Stick is a fast-paced first-person platformer with parkour and grappling action. The game is a very bright and colorful experience, but is that enough to hook you in? Let’s dive in to find out! My first impression was that it’s a very beautiful game to look at – I was impressed by how vibrant it is! Once you gain control, tilt your controller in any direction, and the screen moves. The problem you could have with that is that if the movement is too fast, you could end up feeling sick from motion sickness within 15 minutes. The good news is that you can go into the settings to tweak some things to your liking. The camera sensitivity can’t be changed, so you will need to adjust to that.
Cyber Hook is a speedrunning platformer. The goal of the game is really simple: go forward as fast as you can! You have a speedometer at the bottom of the screen, which tells you how fast you are going in miles per hour (MPH). Throw in some tricky, sometimes complex levels, and you’ll be totally thrown off! The levels often consist of multiple platforms in the air to which you have to use your hooking tool to cling to. Watch out, or you’ll fall down a bottomless pit!
Go through various obstacles traversing each level as you aim to get the best time possible. You also have some powers to help you along the way. Some of the obstacles that you will find are green boxes that you can shoot at. You can also slow down time which allows you to have some extra precision as you platform your way through each stage. Every level has a leaderboard. Having this feature gives you the incentive to replay a level to improve your time as you aim to claim the #1 spot.
The game has a full trophy list for you to work on, with 6 Bronze trophies, 8 Silver trophies, and 8 Gold trophies. You’ll get your first two trophies for clearing your first tutorial and for completing all tutorials. After that, you can get a trophy for clearing a level 10 times, for retrying 100 and 1,000 times, for clearing a level after retrying ten times, beating your personal best time for one level, dying once, dying 69 times, and destroying 420 cubes. Can you manage to get the Platinum trophy?
Cyber Hook does have some shortcomings. At times, the grapple hook’s reach can feel a bit too short. And since you can’t remap buttons, you’ll have to get used to what is available. There’s also the motion sickness issue that can hit some of you harder. But if you give this one a go, you’ll be taking on a great-looking, fast-paced 3D platformer on PlayStation 4. Having a leaderboard for each level will have you coming back for more as you aim to improve your time. Cyber Hook is out on PlayStation 4 with a $14.99 asking price.
This Cyber Hook review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Grafitti Games.