08th May2016

‘Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

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Anime can make anything fun, there is just so much energy in it that you can become intoxicated by its nature, and its often manic style. Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault for the PlayStation 4 is a game that uses the anime style to full effect, and features quite an abundance of characters. The only problem with this is the fact it is all of this style is hiding a pretty standard tower defence game behind it.

With the anime stylings of Aegis of Earth comes a lot of dialogue, and some that may seem a little strange. If you can get used to one of the characters you are in charge of constantly hinting for you to find her dates, then you’ll be able to handle the narrative part of the game. When it comes to the tower defence part this may be slightly different though…

When you are first introduced to the game, you are deluged with dialogue that introduces the characters, when you get past these you finally make it into the action. You are given a city, circular in design which must be kept up to shape, and defences built. Once you have placed your defences ready for attack you’ll be warned that creatures are on their way, and what direction they are coming in.

The fact that you can select which monster types will be coming does prepare you for the attack, and they will come from all sides. Your job is to move the weapons in the direction of this attack, and make sure that they fire on the monsters as they come. If your plans aren’t adequate enough to stop them then you’ll find your city is soon destroyed by the oncoming onslaught.

If you are lucky to survive then you have to collect resources ready to rebuild your defences and get everybody back to action. This is an element of the game that does give away hints that the game would suit a tablet and touchscreen style form of gameplay, with microtransactions to help build up more resources. These aren’t in place with the PlayStation 4, so there is nothing to worry about there. What you are left feeling though is the fact that this is a small game, which isn’t designed to tax the player’s brains too much.

This would be fine in practice and Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault is fun to play. The fact it costs £49.99 in the UK may be the problem for many people though. The price does feel a little too high for what is actually offered. If the price doesn’t concern you too much, this may be a game worth checking out.

For fans of games with quirky anime graphics and all the strange cuteness that comes with them Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault may press all of the right buttons for you. It is a shame that it feels overpriced, so maybe this is one to watch out for in an upcoming sale. If you are a fan of tower defence games, you won’t be disappointed, it’s just a shame that in the end, that is all Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault has to offer.

*** 3/5

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