Attack on Titan – First Hour+ of Gameplay and Impressions | PS4

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How many of you have watched the Attack on Titan anime or read the Attack on Titan manga? Most likely that not, I’m going to assume that most of your at least know about this popular series. If not, here’s a run down of what the series is about.

Basically humanity has been pushed to the brink of extinction thanks to Titans, gigantic humanoid beings who devour humans without reason. Humankind now lives within the confines of giant walls surrounding what’s left of humanity’s cities. The series follows the lives of Eren Jaeger, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackermann, and their friend Armin Arlelt after the tragic events that occurred to their hometown when they were children. Titans breach the outer wall of their town killing many of the townsfolk including Eren’s mother. Eren vows to take revenge and to kill all the Titans.

Today marks the official release of the North American version of the Attack on Titan game by KOEI TECMO. It brings most of the shocking, courageous and exhilarating moments of the show’s first season to life and allows you to relive the series with you at the driver’s seat. I’ve had the pleasure of playing the game for a whole week before release and let me tell you, Attack on Titan so far has been a pretty amazing experience both with how closely it follows the anime and how fun and intuitive they made the combat.

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Do not watch the videos if you know nothing about the Attack on Titan story and want to start fresh or catch up with the anime.

For this first part of the game, you’ll be going through much of the backstory and why we should care about what’s going on. I’m very impressed again with just how good this game looks and how similar it is to the anime. A lot of the dialog is very close, if not word for word to the anime and it even seems like they used the same voice actors, though I’m not really certain of that. Speaking of which, I’m so glad they kept the original Japanese dialog and used English subtitles. That in itself makes this a much more authentic Attack on Titan experience.

You’ll also be going through basic training in this part of the game where you learn how to use your omni-directional maneuvering gear and how to attack with your blades. I was a little worried of how they would do this and still make the combat feel fast and accurate, but my worries subsided once I figured out how to play. They really did a great job here with the controls and while you will have to memorize a lot of the buttons presses and what they all do, it’s actually quite intuitive and simple once you get it down.

This next video shows what actual combat against several groups of different sized Titans are like. Like in the anime, there are Titans of various sizes to content against with the larger ones being harder to kill. There’s even a little section here where you face off against the Colossal Titan using canons, but that part isn’t quite as exciting as the regular combat elements.

This is the last video I’ll show for now until a full review later. Here we get a chance to check out more Titan slicing action as well as how to command your team. You’ll actually be able to play as various characters through the game, but I’m  guessing it’s just between Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, the main characters.

Finally, for those who might want an easier time, there is an option to set the game on easy mode. Also for those who might not like all the gore, there’s also an option to turn that off, making the game a bit more PG.

If you’re a fan of the Attack on Titan anime or manga, I highly suggest picking this title up. There’s so much to like about it so far and it really gets you right into all the really juicy parts of the story and battles.

Attack on Titan arrives to PS4 on August 30th, 2016.

If you got any questions for me about Attack on Titan, hit me up in the comments and I’ll try to answer you back. Thanks.


BONUS VIDEOS: ATTACK ON TITAN STREAMING PLAYLIST


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