Hypercharge: Unboxed Review – Gaming Nexus

June 1, 2024 by No Comments

When I was a kid I used to play with a ton of action figures. I have Army Men, GI Joe, WWE Action Figures, Mortal Kombat Action Figures, Power Rangers…the list goes on. Not to mention dramas like dungeons and a medieval castle with a cannon that shoots rocks out of it. Of course, this was also the era when movies like Toy Story and Small Soldiers hit theaters. There were many wars fought in my room and I was only limited by my imagination. I think almost everyone has toys like this and can remember times when they were kids where their imaginations ran wild and felt like gods were all the figures in their collection. Control the destiny. Hypercharge: Unboxed is a game that gave me flashbacks to my childhood, and I’m sure others who have played the game probably feel the same way. This is one of the best ideas for a game I’ve seen in a while and one of the most fun.

I had the biggest smile on my face right from the main menu. Looking at the character selection screen and seeing all the different action figures you can choose as your playable character. Of course these are all fictional and not based on any real IP, but you can see influences from She-Ra style Valkyrie characters to GI Joe style ninjas, lizards and bears and more. Each character has many different weapon skins and normal skins but they are locked at the beginning. There are also many different heads you can put on the figure with different headgear and armor.

The game features several game modes, but the most important is a tower defense mode and a single player campaign. You can select any of the action figures and the rest of the team will be filled with AI controlled bots. Everyone starts a match out of their pack and starts with the same weapon, but it’s one of those attention to detail things that I really like about this game. Each character’s packaging will stay on the map and act as a store as you’ll see various weapon attachments zipped together with box-like accessories for the action figure. You can also sometimes find weapons on the map itself and there are sniper rifles, miniguns, shotguns, flamethrowers, missile launchers and more.

Each round begins by collecting your coins and setting up your defenses around each power core, and these defenses include Lego towers, glow traps, barbed wire, turrets and more, all of them plastic. Glorious and similar to the toys you may have seen as a child. The goal is to protect your power cores on the map from being destroyed and can be powered up by finding real AA batteries around the map and inserting them into the cores. Talk about the toys you may have seen as a child, once the round starts you will be bombarded with various monstrous toys like army men, power ranger style action figures, b-blades, helicopters, robots, aliens and more. Will be attacked by many. Teamwork is key here, as they will attack every power core on the map, so it’s a good idea to have each teammate stay close to one core and protect that area. Each map usually consists of three to four rounds, and sometimes you get a boss fight. Boss fights aren’t as fun as normal enemies, mainly because of how bullet sponges they are and some of them take a long time to take down.

The most important part of the gameplay, the guns and shooting, work very well. My only problem is that your characters feel too heavy, especially when it comes to traversal. You can jump and double jump, but it feels like your character is a brick when jumping. Trying to jump and grab ledges or jump from window sills to trash cans to cabinet cans is sometimes easier said than done. It’s not completely game-breaking and doesn’t spoil the fun, but it can be annoying at times, especially where there are levels where you start high on a shelf or air hockey table and you touch the ground. Can’t or you die. Thankfully, there are jump pads around the map that will take you to higher areas so getting around the map is easy for the most part. It’s when you start looking for hidden items, weapons, or coins that you have to make precise jumps, which can be a pain to nail down.

The game also has a lot of replayability. Each level has its own set of sub-missions and objectives to complete, such as flushing the toilet in the bathroom, breaking the mirror, finding hidden objects, finding all the coins and more. Accomplishing these objectives will give you a better score and more medals for each level. Some of these objectives can also unlock cosmetic items such as new skins, weapon skins, heads and more for your action figures. The levels are fun enough to play again and again, and there are four different difficulty settings to try. Finally, there is a free play mode and it’s great because I just enjoy exploring these levels. From a children’s bedroom, a bathroom, a toy store, a department store hallway, an arcade, a backyard, all these environments are very well designed and have lots of hidden Easter eggs and The collectibles are included and just bring back so many memories of when you were a kid and the world seemed so much bigger than it actually is. You can see the love and passion in all these areas, and what’s even more impressive is that the game was made by a small team of developers but the game doesn’t feel like a low-budget title.

The main tower defense mode can be played single-player with bots, split-screen co-op or online co-op. There are also some PvP modes like Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Infection etc. I played a few of them, but it seems like a lot of people are playing these modes online, even with crossplay on. I haven’t had any trouble finding any games in PVE modes, so that seems to be what most people are playing. I had no lag or connection issues playing these PVE online modes. There is also another game mode that I couldn’t play with two games called “Party Mode” which includes a tank battle. These mods are local only so I didn’t have any others to play so I couldn’t try them out but it’s nice to see that the game has a lot of variety and enough content to keep players coming back for a while. are

There is a lot of love and passion in this game. Running Hypercharge: Brought back unboxed memories. I’m sure many others who have played this game played with action figures as kids, limited only by our own imaginations as epic battles and battles took place in our living rooms and bedrooms. Small Soldiers is one of my favorite movies of all time and is basically the videogame version of the movie Chef’s Kiss. This game is a lot of fun and I can see myself adding this game to the rotation of online games that I boot up when I need to blow off some steam. I know there have been various games based on Toy Story and mini-soldiers in the past but this game feels like a true adaptation of those features with or without a license.

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