9 Moneys of Shaolin successfully blends my love of old action films and brawlers into one wonderful package, and fans of Shaw Brothers films (and the occasional Wu-Tang album) might be keen to know that this is the best translation of that style in any game I’ve seen. If that sounds appealing, this is a no-brainer.
In sum, 9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a fun, accessible, and deeper-than-you’d-expect brawler that is perfect to co-op through with a buddy. Happy to recommend to anyone looking for a good experience in the genre or anyone that likes brawlers/beat’em ups.
A great martial art action game. Great ancient China theme covering the Japanese bandit invasion. A great background story time period for a brawler game because no one will be using guns. It is easy to learn with many martial art special combination moves. Just simple fast action fun. It is exactly what I ask for in this genre.
Story and gameplay are straightforward. A simple tale of revenge played over a series of Kung Fu brawls. Decent length for this type of game and some fun mechanics, such as parrying and deflecting attacks. Me and my buddy enjoyed playing local co-op. Worth a look if you enjoy classic brawlers (though it has some nice modern touches like permanent upgrades to your character)
9 Monkeys of Shaolin is the type of game you pick up and play over the course of a weekend or after a long day at work. The martial arts movie style works well and wears its grindhouse love on its sleeve. Combat is entertaining and challenging, and like a proper beat ‘em up, you can have a friend join you for the ride. It’s over after about five hours, but in that time you’re treated to a really good time.
Overall, this is a brief game, though you
can replay missions to max out your skills
or find secret statues. That
these unlock old-school
modifiers like Big Head mode at
least shows the game’s got a
sense of humour. [Issue#182, p.136]
If you’re a beat-’em-up fanatic with a PlayStation Store balance to burn, 9 Monkeys of Shaolin might soothe your fighting spirit for an afternoon or so. But at $30, it’s hard to recommend to all but the most pugilistic players out there. If you’re looking for a PS4 brawler with a bit more meat on its bones, I’d recommend getting your hands on Fight’N Rage or Streets of Rage 4 first. Not only are they cheaper options, but they also offer much more bang for your gaming buck.
There is a lot of care that went into 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, but the lack of a bigger budget and experience on development team sadly stops this game from achieving it's full potential. If you find the genre somewhat appealing, definitely give this thing a try when it eventually goes on sale.
- Direção de arte
- Combate divertido e intuitivo
- Diversidade de inimigos
- Bosses poderiam ser mais difíceis + moveset.
- Trilha sonora.
Conclusão: Esse jogo é um ótimo exemplo de que pouco pode ser muito, apesar de uma campanha curta ele possui o tempo ideal sendo bem direto ao ponto é um beat up divertido que com certeza recomendo, acho que a experiência vai agradar tanto para veteranos do gênero quanto novatos, não conhecia esse estúdio mas agora ficarei atento em seus lançamentos, esse indie me surpreendeu bastante.
Shallow art style, bland storytelling, the worst coop camera I've ever seen in a game ever (there are some levels in which player1 can completely steal the camera and player2 literally cannot see what he's doing) bulletspongy enemies with boring movesets and overall visual clearness Is Just embarassing (Hannya bossfight with mobs throwing basically smoke bombs lol) Play something Better than this if you are looking for a good coop game.
Was a decent game at best. Wouldve given it a 6. Its definately not a 9 lmaoooo! I gave it a 2 because even on novice it is just cringe inducing difficult just the second boss (white mask). After trying about 3 times it just became not fun, nor worth trying to excell. Plenty of other games on PS premium to explore.
Summary9 Monkeys of Shaolin marks a rebirth of the iconic beat 'em up genre in vein of old-school video games. If, as a kid you had hours of fun playing SNES or SEGA beat 'em up videogames crushing foes left and right then this new title from the creators of hardcore brawler REDEEMER is definitely for you. As a mere Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng...