It’s been seven years since you played your favorite action-adventure title on your old WII U. Even the original game stood out to be the best in its league back in 2013. Seven years later when Platinum Games have released its remake, I believe the game is gonna go places! Only this time, other major consoles will be getting their share of adrenaline rush as well.
However, as difficult the game might seem, the remastered version does offer a little slack to the new players. Unite Guts and Unite spring, the two most vital blocking techniques are now available for free in the abilities shop. Multi—Unite helps in the formation of AI-controlled weapons and it is a recommended purchase in the abilities shop. You might not feel the need for Multi-Unite in the beginning levels, however, once you feel the need for it as you come across bigger challenges, it will be upmost in the shop to remind you that you have this life-saver in store.
Even though these additions seem welcoming, the game will still have you sweating throughout. Well, we can’t deny the fact that more time is spent understanding the game than actually playing it, but if you play it with focus and determination, the learning phase will be over soon, and this where the actual fun begins.
The game allows you to go creative and gives you freedom of choice. There are several ways to approach enemies and other challenges. There is nothing more soothing than sitting down and bringing out your knowledge of the game to devise a perfect strategy. Each time, you have two options, either you go hard on your enemies and finish them off with a flick of a finger, or you let them have their fun and play a little risky. In case you decide to go with the latter option, you need to have a good grasp on the game, but at the same time, you will increase your chances of getting Pure Platinum medals.
While going through this review, it might seem that the game share some similarities with turn-based tactical gameplay where there is no harm in taking things slowly. Well, it’s nothing like that, and there is a sense of an urgency to the game. The game requires good reflexes and you have to be ever ready with your artistic fingers to draw up shapes immediately when required, or else enemies won’t give you a second chance.
An action game cannot be complete without a boss fight. Certainly, The Wonderful 101: Remastered comes with its own set of boss fights, level after level. With gameplay this challenging, you are smart enough to how difficult it is going to get when the game puts you up against bosses. If those boss fights don’t pump up the blood in you, I believe you are due for a medical checkup.
Other than that, this time around the game isn’t available for you to admire your skills over the WII U gamepad. Comparing the Nintendo Switch’s version of the game with its old counterpart sets both of them miles apart. The loading time on switch is considerably less than that on WII U, however, frame drop is an issue that I faced while playing it on Nintendo Switch.
Well, it is a creative game to play on your hand-held console. However, it is only fun when you are ready to put your mind into it.