With Overloop and Blade Assault we’re looking at two exciting console ports that came out this week. We’re also checking out Omen of Sorrow, which came to the PlayStation 5.
Overloop review (PS4)
Overloop, developed by Charge games and first launched on Steam last year, is a puzzle platformer game that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Now brought to consoles by Digerati, the game features a unique gameplay mechanic that sets it apart from other games in the genre. In Overloop, you play as a shape-shifting character who can transform into different forms to solve puzzles and progress through the game.
The game’s graphics are simple but effective, with a clean and minimalist aesthetic that complements the gameplay. The soundtrack is also noteworthy, with a soothing and relaxing tone that contrasts nicely with the challenging puzzles, which stand out because of some impressive level design. The game features a lot of variety, with unique challenges and obstacles. From moving platforms to lasers and spikes, each level will test your problem-solving skills and reflexes.
The controls in Overloop are tight and responsive, which is crucial for a game that requires precision and timing. The ability to transform into different forms adds an extra layer of complexity to the gameplay, but the learning curve is well-balanced, making the game accessible to players of all skill levels.
Overall, Overloop is a challenging and rewarding puzzle platformer that will keep you hooked. With its unique gameplay mechanic, varied level design, and tight controls, the game is a must-play for fans of the genre. If you’re looking for a new puzzle platformer to play, give Overloop a try – you won’t be disappointed.
Blade Assault review (PS4)
Blade Assault is a new action-platformer game developed by TeamSuneat that delivers a thrilling and engaging gameplay experience. It launched on Steam about a year ago, and has now been brought to consoles by NEOWIZ. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game features a unique blend of action and role-playing elements, with a wide range of weapons, abilities, and upgrades to unlock.
The retro-modern graphics in Blade Assault are very attractive, with highly detailed character sprites and backgrounds that bring the game’s dystopian world to life. The game’s soundtrack is also noteworthy, with uptempo tracks that perfectly complement the fast-paced action.
The combat mechanics in Blade Assault are solid as well, with tight controls and a range of weapons and abilities to master. The game’s “bullet hell” elements add an extra layer of challenge to the gameplay, requiring you to dodge enemy attacks while dishing out your own, and if you do well you can get a lot out of the game’s skill tree system. Skill points can be used to unlock new abilities and upgrades for your character, which allows you to tailor your gameplay experience to your own playstyle, making each playthrough unique.
As so many games these days, Blade Assault also feature rogue-like gameplay, with randomly generated levels, loot collecting and character upgrades. Combined with a deep skill tree, good combat mechanics and attractive visuals, the game offers hours of gameplay that in true roguelike fashion will keep you coming back for more.
Omen of Sorrow review (PS5)
This one has some serious staying power, as we first reviewed Omen of Sorrow by AOne Games back in 2018. Eastasiasoft has now brought it to the PS5, and this fighter still has a rather unique twist to it. Set in a dark and mysterious world, it features a cast of supernatural characters, each with their own unique abilities and fighting styles.
The graphics in Omen of Sorrow are very good on the PS5, with highly detailed character models and environments that add to the game’s dark and moody atmosphere. The game’s soundtrack is also impressive, with haunting music that perfectly complements the horror-themed action on screen. An engaging story mode where each character has their own story arc builds on this, with nicely animated cutscenes and dialogue sequences. The story mode also adds an extra layer of challenge to the game, with unique missions and objectives that require you to master each character’s abilities.
The fighting mechanics in Omen of Sorrow are solid, with responsive controls and a range of special moves and combos to master. The game’s unique “revenge” mechanic also adds an interesting twist to the gameplay, allowing you to gain an advantage over your opponent by landing certain attacks. This may not be a game with a huge (online) following/community, but it’s a dark and intriguing fighting game with excellent visuals, an engaging story mode and solid fighting mechanics. This latest release also introduces cross-platform online multiplayer, so we’re hoping the player base grows as we’re also getting a Switch release this week!