Publicado: 18 de Diciembre
- visual style and soundtrack is ok
- kinda reminds me the movies of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Shank is basically Desperado: The Game (but unlike Shank, I do recomend it. That movie is whole lot of fun, go watch it.)
It's (almost) impossible to play with keyboard, the default layout is awful. You really need a gamepad for this, but even then, controls feel clunky and not very responsive. Sometimes, attacks feel slow and will chain in a weird way, that will ♥♥♥♥ up your combos. So just don't think about combos, because mashing buttons randomly is just as effective, if not more.
- chaotic brawls
Now I mean those situations when 5 thugs are standing literally on the same spot as you, so you can't really tell what the ♥♥♥♥ is going on, and even if you could, hitboxes might not match. + In combination with weird controls, you can't grab items from the ground when there's enemy standing on it, or right next to it, which can get you killed.
- replayability and a lack of content.
You'll encounter only a few types of enemies in the game. Although there's a handfull of additional weapons you'll unlock as the story moves on, the impact on gameplay is so negligible, it almost feels like a reskin. Besides that, there are no secrets, no hidden areas, nothing. There are 11 unlockable costumes for some achievements, but again, those are just a reskins and does not affect gameplay in any way, so they are kinda pointless.
- buggy, repetitive, short and forgetable.
I was really looking forward to play this, but I ended up disapointed. It feels rough around the edges, the fighting does not feel as fluid as it should and controls are clanky and frustrating. There's no reason to play this game more than once, except for getting those achievements.
PS: If you're looking for a good metroidvania brawler, then go buy Guacamelee!