Review: Time Carnage (PlayStation VR)

Choose your weapons wisely as you’ll manically swap out active guns on the fly in a 16-tier Campaign or Custom Arcade Mode complete with perks, challenges and mystery items. Immerse yourself in a post-apocalyptic world, prehistoric jungle, icy wasteland, and a futuristic metropolis.

Pros:

  • Really nice graphics with some truly great looking environments.
  • 1.61 GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Wave-based shooter gameplay.
  • Uses two Move controllers.
  • Three difficulties- Easy, Normal and hard.
  • Campaign- Battle through 16 levels across multiple locations.
  • Arcade mode- Pick from the unlocked levels and any unlocked perks.
  • Unlock games and levels as you play the campaign.
  • Always has three lanes of attack.
  • Shield- Protects you and acts as your health bar in a way.
  • Full end of level stats breakdown.
  • Reloading- Guns only reload when placed on the plinth.
  • Loadout- You have four slots to put the guns on and you can drop and pick up your guns at will.
  • Exploding barrels and environmental effects in the game.
  • Headshot noise indicator.
  • Guns show ammo count clearly.
  • Fast loading times.
  • The game overall is so fast and fluid and easy to pick up, From the gunplay to the general flow of it all.
  • Every gun feels different.
  • Dramatic soundtrack.
  • Many enemy types.
  • Guns make a reload noise to indicate once reloading is finished.
  • 25 guns to unlock.
  • Perks- Change the game up. Unlocked in the campaign but used in the arcade it can be things like more ammo or fire bullets etc.
  • So much fun to play.
  • Time rift- Shoot this to trigger slow-mo.
  • Has a brief how to play tutorial pop up.
  • Rewarding unlocks.
  • Can get really addictive.
  • So many gun types.
  • Many loadout combinations.
  • Fast and frantic gameplay.
  • Tight solid aiming.
  • ADS is actually possible.
  • Atmospheric.
  • Brief breaks between waves.
  • Each level is 10 waves with increasing difficulty.

Cons:

  • The easy difficulty has a lot of downtimes.
  • Enemies hitting the shield really obstructs your view.
  • Harsh level restarts the only option in the game over.
  • Have to unlock levels for the arcade.
  • No real tutorial.
  • Does the one thing really well but also feels limited?
  • No online interaction.
  • If tracking is out by any measure it really messes up.
  • Gun terminals can get in your view.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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