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[PlayStation 5] 7 Days Heroes Review

[PlayStation 5] 7 Days Heroes Review
EdEN
  • On May 6, 2024

7 Days Heroes from Dolores Entertainment and Studio BBQ is a 2D action platformer on PlayStation in which you control a group of characters to try and save the world. Check our 7 Days Heroes review!

 

7 Days Heroes from Dolores Entertainment and Studio BBQ is a 2D action platformer on PlayStation in which you control a group of characters to try and save the world. The group was initially inside of a special facility built to research their special abilities. The kids were born with extraordinary athletic and psychic abilities. Since they couldn’t control their powers, an AI, known as MAI, was created to oversee the three subjects. Unfortunately, one day, it went berserk, unleashing the unfinished nanomachines into the world. The only ones who can stop this are the three kids.

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You’ll control your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the X button and attacking with the Square button. You can switch between characters by using the Circle button so that you can make the most of their individual abilities. For example, Pug can move through small passages. Another character will be able to equip powerful grenades or a magnet to attract nanomachines. Later on, you’ll add a character who can shoot psychic bullets.

 

You will also obtain new abilities as you progress further and further into the game. By obtaining the Light Boots, you’ll be able to perform the now-classic double jump. Obtain the Sturdy Gloves to perform wall jumps. Once you collect the Healing Lantern, you’ll be able to make your companions wait by pressing the Triangle button. Making them wait in place will be crucial, especially in some of the later levels you’ll be playing through – more on this in a bit.

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All characters will walk in a line as you explore each level. Only the leader of the group will take damage if hit, so the rest will be invincible until they come into play. If the first ally runs out of energy, then you can start at the last checkpoint as the next character. You’ll have to grab all the nanomachines in the area to be able to save the world. To complete a level, you’ll need to grab the red key and collect all of your friends.

 

The nanomachines you collect can be spent on upgrades to improve your odds of survival. You can upgrade the handgun for fewer nanomachines than the submachine gun, so it might be a good option to spend 1,200 nanomachines in total to bring it to handgun gold status, which will increase its capacity and firing rate, making it a good option for boss battles. Upgrading the SMG is going to cost more, but it will eventually be worth it.

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The controls feel a bit off, especially when jumping as any of the characters in the group. Speaking of which, the characters trailing behind the current leader are just too absent-minded. They’re supposed to follow you and mimic your movements, but they usually get stuck trying to jump through a wall without any success. This is why making them wait in their spot will be crucial if you want to beat the game. On top of that, none of the characters have a proper invincibility window after being hit, which means they’ll end up dead in a matter of seconds if a bunch of enemies gang up on them. At least the levels aren’t too long, feature a checkpoint, and keep your overall nanomachines and items collection progress for that level when you respawn. There are also many mistakes in the writing that could have used some extra work as well.

 

7 Days Heroes is a 2D action platformer in which you control a group of characters to try and save the world. After an AI, known as MAI, goes berserk and unleashes nanomachines all over the place, it’s up to you to do whatever it takes to fix things. The game pays homage to old-school 2D platformers, but it does suffer from bad AI and not having an invincibility window to protect your characters from being cheesed to death. 7 Days is out on PlayStation 5 with a $7.99 price tag. There’s also a PlayStation 4 version of the game available for the same price as a separate purchase.

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Disclaimer
This 7 Days Heroes review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Dolores Entertainment.

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2D action platformer that could have used some extra work
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