I’ve been a fan of RTS games (real-time strategy) since i have could click a mouse. The best of the best still stands tall today: Command & Conquer: Red Alert. The OG RTS in doing my eyes. Enjoy does 8-Bit Armies compare? Very favourably, actually, and it’s all very familiar.

8-Bit Armies is actually a simplified strategy game in the same vein because aforementioned legendary Red Alert. You create a base, gather resources in becoming currency, and you spend that currency on new buildings, soldiers, and war machines. With the first moment I’m reminded of my childhood favourite. 8-Bit Armies borrows heavily from those who came before while in the genre, and yes it even has some similar voice-over dialogue when you’re building barracks and so on.

These nods towards the game’s inspiration hooked me right away and so i felt like I was playing a remake of any classic. It lets you do stand on its own, though, and it does quite a few for making life easier – required for RTS games being used a less-than-optimal controller; mouse and keyboard would be excellent for bingo.

Despite the experience only supporting a controller, it’s still fantastic to play. Controls are simplified and really responsive. Navigating menus is simple peasy and you’ll be plonking down buildings quickly. Creating your army is simply simple, along with a few taps within the triggers and face buttons, you’ll be immediately building a full-on blocky army.

8-Bit Armies employs a fairly easy Minecraft-esque graphical presentation. It’s proven and you form of expect that in the game’s name, but it surely helpful and gives up a few minutes of comedy through the game’s campaign. You is finicky but there’s nothing inherently bad for the game’s design. Units do understand and you’ll tough lose a blockman if you organise them well. Which reminds me, there’s can be a neat little feature whereby you essentially turn your controller buttons into hotkeys. So, for example, you wish to train up a number of soldiers. You only need to open the system select menu after which you can press either square, triangle, and the cross button and they’ll be designated to that button once they’ve been made. This makes organising small squads of killers a little easier and it’s a properly planned out little touch that basically does make playing the action a little less stressful, and boy can this video game be stressful.

Don’t be fooled because of the game’s cutesy presentation – the campaign levels absolutely are a nightmare. Naturally you’ve got the fundamental training where you’ll learn, er, basic principles. But you’re dropped into the game’s missions and things quickly relax and take a turn to the worse. It might sense that the action seemingly against you occasionally. The particular problem spike may be annoying, but through learning from mistakes a victory can be purchased.

My favourite part of the game, however, isn’t the campaign. It’s even if it’s just the multiplayer. It’s the Skirmish mode. Much like in Red Alert.

Skirmish mode is basically a deathmatch. You choose a atlas, choose what amount of opponents you wish to opposed to after which just play. It’s simple fun but helping the difficulty and tweaking the modifiers keeps things fresh, especially with the decent various maps on what to experience. Honestly, I’d are actually happy if ever the game was released with only the Skirmish mode, but that’s just me.

From the most notable for the bottom, 8-Bit Armies is actually a throwback for the glory era of RTS games. There aren’t many on consoles, unfortunately, thus, making this being cherished. It’s not perfect by any means, howevere, if you’re somewhat of a saddo similar to me who just wishes to be ready to have matches with no burden of objectives, the Skirmish mode may well be more than enough.

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8-Bit Armies PS4 Review
  • 8.5/10

    Overall – Fantastic – 8.5/10

8.5/10

Summary

8-Bit Armies has been done before, speculate there’s nothing that can compare with it located on PS4 it’s a welcome addition. The tale mode isn’t something to shout about, however if that appeals to you skirmish modes then you’ll have a blast. Heck, if you possibly could get some online mates together, the fun may be spread around in multiplayer.

It’s basically Red Alert without the grim setting – and that’s the best praise I am able to provide it with.

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