UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast Of The Wolves is a small step in bringing back popular IPs from the 70s and 80s to gaming.
UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast Of The Wolves may be quite unfamiliar to many Vietnamese gamers, but this game is based on an IP that was once quite famous in Japan but is remade from a long-standing brand. Doesn’t mean this is a good game.
Actually, 2023, besides being a year of many blockbusters, is also a year for a nostalgic gamer like me with many surprises. If not long ago I witnessed the return of a long-standing franchise, RoboCop, then today I continued to experience UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast Of The Wolves. For many people, this is probably a strange name because UFO Robot Grendizer was born 4-5 decades ago and as far as I know, this brand appears very little in Vietnam. But in Japan, this brand is also quite successful and has many times combined with other big names in the Mecha story industry in the 80s such as Mazinger and Shin Getter Robot, even in some Super Robo games we also Seeing that this trio has extremely epic combination moves. Having said that, it’s easy for you to imagine the popularity of this brand and now let’s explore this game.
The plot in UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast Of The Wolves follows quite closely the original manga and anime. When we will play the role of Duke Fleed, who belongs to a royal family on an alien planet. But then his planet was invaded by the galactic empire, forcing him to flee here. Things did not stop there as the galactic empire continued to expand day by day, their next target was the blue planet, unable to lose their second homeland again, he took control Grendizer stands side by side with humanity in the fight against the empire’s foreign invasion. Actually, if you have seen other publications, the game reproduces the atmosphere and characters so accurately that almost everything you imagine when reading the story will be seen in this game.
It is a pity that UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast Of The Wolves only lasts about 8 hours, but looking at it from a different angle with the rather simple fighting mechanism in the game, if it were longer it would frustrate gamers. get bored. The gameplay of the game can be divided into two main parts, one is on-rails shooter (shooting with a bull’s eye) when we control a UFO or TFO, a plane from the Earth side. In these games, your task is quite simple to defeat all targets before they can defeat you. The second part is the part that makes players feel the most excited when controlling Grendizer to suddenly defeat all enemies that stand in your way. This part of the game is equally simple as the game itself follows the Beat em style. Traditional up with a simple combo mechanism that is easy to get used to along with a number of enemies based on villains that have appeared in manga and anime, this both makes the player familiar and feels familiar. less boring because their variety is just enough to attract you and does not bring a feeling of repetition. At the end of each level in UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast Of The Wolves, you will be treated to a boss battle. These battles are very well designed to help you feel the challenge as well as increase the climax. The pace of the game increases and you have to use what you know about the giant machine you are controlling to be able to overcome it.
In terms of images, in addition to the game being close to the experiences in manga and anime, I only find the game graphics to be average, even quite bad when compared to games with huge investments. The difference is that the robot, grass, and building models are still quite rough, the VFX is nothing special, but the game sometimes has slight frame drops. After saving a little, we have a voiceover with very well done sound. With SFX modeled after the effects in old animated films, it is quite accessible, and the voice acting is unquestionably done very carefully by a professional team, making the experience of this part unique. How different from Japanese anime movies? Overview of UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast Of The Wolves is a game suitable for people who only know Grendizer, but if you have never known this character, you will easily feel bored with the game experience. bring.