In the age of racing games with graphics But the way the classic retro games are still trendy And one of the camps that likes to make retro games is not only Nintendo, but WayForward is one of the fields that are very good at creating 2D games and was once assigned to Contra 4. And Kunio has arrived.
The return of Shantae and the Seven Sirens is not the first time since the game was released on iOS and Mac last year, and after leaving Apple, it’s time to release it on both the PS4, Xboxone, Nintendo Switch and PC. Good news because the game has received excellent reviews since it was released on iOS.
THE GRAPHICS ARE GOOD, LIKE CARTOON. THE SOUNDTRACK IS MIX PERFECTLY.
The game Shantae has a long history since 2002, released on Gameboy Color, and the sequel has been produced throughout. And this return is based on the same approach that the game is still 2D, side view intact. The graphics of the game are presented in 2D cartoons, which have been professionally drawn by the team to make the cutscenes in all games. And gameplay that looks like beautiful drawings in HD, doing the work seems perfect While also being smooth without interruption Although the game looks a little cute for gamers But guarantee that there is no inconvenience.
The soundtrack of the game With a combination of 8-Bit style to mix new sounds to be more modern With music that adds to the atmosphere in the game that makes the game look fun and not old-fashioned As for the cutscenes in the game, voiceovers are also added. And, of course, getting professional voice actors Making it look like watching a good cartoon. Too bad the cutscene in the game is a little short.
POPULAR 2D GAMEPLAY IN THE PAST
The approach is a 2D action similar to Castlevania Symphony of the Night or Metroid, a two-dimensional sequel that was very popular in the 80-90s before the 3D game. Very popular Because not only walking and fighting Players also need to use their brains to find their way in a vast scene that is not divided into stages. But will play gradually, unlocking all parts of the game in gradual steps, which 90s children probably have experienced from legendary games like Symphony of the Night.
In which various unlocking parts of the game will use the unique abilities of the main character Shantae, who primarily have weapons as hair That use to strike enemies like a whip (more like Castlevania) and ultimate, such as using special weapons like firepower Or fired a tracking rocket And can be adjusted And also has an extraordinary magic power that can be used to both open the door and attack and refill as well. And finding a way to go requires exploration because the game doesn’t have a direct telling where to go. There are only hints that need to be interpreted a bit. But if diligent, reading will not pass easily. Still, the new generation of fans may not be very familiar But for children of the 80s – 90s would probably have experienced it Because games in the past didn’t have a detailed route guidance system like today’s games.
As for the character power boost like the level system that this game doesn’t have Will use Metroid’s policy to collect items, increase health and gradually combine weapons, but will use it to collect in-game purchases and use almost all of the update Including defences or increased attack power can be found at the store. There is also a card system obtained from enemies in the game that is added to the character and will increase the power value again. Overall, the character development system is straightforward to understand, but it lacks a little complexity for finding specific types of weapons that are easily found in the shop.
But the thing that has to be watched a lot is the gameplay is very smooth. Overall, although there is some loading time across the game zone, it’s not a lot. Besides, the action within the game is swift, making it not boring at all. The difficulty in the game is in the middle is not easy and not complicated. The new generation of gamers can end without a hothead. The boss in the game allows us to hold the rhythm and use the right weapons to eliminate them quickly. Overall, it is perfect for the style of play that is fun to play, not weak, too stressful like some games.
SUMMARY 90S CHILDREN SHOULD NOT MISS
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is another game that shows the same gameplay that came out decades ago if the person who made it to It can create fun. If you have overlooked the cuteness of the characters in the game has a lot of fun to find. And it was the fun of childhood that we had been familiar for a long time that I didn’t want to miss.