A critique of micro purchases has never been as fun as in SuperEpic: The Entertainment War, where we will have to play in a satirical Metroidvania-style game fighting the fascist pigs that control the world.
To succeed as a Metroidvania, a game has to set itself apart from the rest. SuperEpic’s second-screen mini-game approach is not only an innovative concept, it helps underline the satirical conceit the game’s story lays out. Even with its shallow combo-based combat system, there’s plenty here for fans of the genre to enjoy.
Going into it, players might find the humour in SuperEpic a tad too cutting for their taste, but once a few floors have gone by, the laughs start to seep through in almost every aspect, including the way that Regnantcorp employees seem to constantly sleep at their desks and do no work. The tone of the game breaks up how grueling some of the combat can be when faced with a long corridor full of enemies that are incredibly annoying to fight, making for a much more well-balanced experience that feels more than at home on the Nintendo Switch. While it makes a point of poking fun at the state of the games industry, SuperEpic is also a lot of fun to play.
SuperEpic has nowhere to go after it comes screaming out of the gate. Its engaging initial gameplay never really evolves past button-mashing. Decent sprite work is derailed by environments that are so bland as to defy recollection. Its own commentary on the bereftness of mobile games ends up being a commentary on itself, and leaves you a lonely, wandering shell, questioning your gaming habits, your existence...everything.
SuperEpic: The Entertainment War is a respectable action-platformer that offers satisfying combat and an interesting theme. Overall there is a lot to like here, even if things end up good, not great. The raccoon-llama combo helps for sure!
It's a fun Metroidvania with a fun meta story that doesn't bring much new to the table.. It does some clever things using QR codes and your cell phone. It's neat, but it doesn't do much to enhance the overall experience.
The game play and combat is fine, but it's really more focused on the humor of the story. It's funny, but it's no Guacamelee. If you've played just about every Metroidvania under the sun (like me) and you want another, this is that.
I'd give this game a higher score, if its wall jump mechanic would be easier to perform and if combat would be more interesting.
Due to the former I'm stuck at a precise point on the last floor, making it impossible to me to progress and to see the end of this game.
The latter might be a critique towards blind grinding in certain games, which would be totally in the vein of the whole game, so I can overlook that.
In the end I'm mitigated on SuperEpic.
SummaryJoin a racoon and a llama in their quest to save videogames as we know them! SuperEpic is a Metroidvania style action adventure game filled with humor and satire. The gameplay is nonlinear and fast paced, with exploration and combo-based combat the weapon of choice against the evil Regnantcorp.