[PS4] Lovely Planet Review
Fun, fast-paced and hectic8
Lovely Planet from developer Quicktequila and publisher TINYBUILD has made its way to Sony’s PlayStation 4. This colorful release tasks you with completing its levels as fast as you possibly can. It sounds easy to do but after the first ten levels, your skills will definitely be tested! Come read our Lovely Planet review to learn more about this quirky game!
The game is very easy to control. You move around with the left analog stick, look around with the right analog stick, shoot with the R2 button, jump with the L2 button, and lock-on to enemies with the R1 button. Simple, right? It’s a good thing the controls are so easy to understand because the game is very fast-paced and hectic, so you’ll always need to know what does what.
You’re graded on your performance in each level based on a three-star scale. The first two stars are awarded for completing the level as fast as possible, while the third one is obtained by defeating all enemies in the level with 100% accuracy – that means that each shot you use should hit an enemy. If you miss a single shot, then you miss out on the third star. All levels can be replayed as many times as you want to, and this is a must for later levels where finding the perfect route to lower your overall time is very important.
There are enemies and hazards in your way, and while some of them are stationary, others move or shoot at you, making it harder to stay alive as you run, shoot and jump all over the place. You must always be careful and on high alert, because just when you think you’re about to hit the exit pole for a three-star rating, you might run into a deadly enemy as you turn the final corner in a level.
If you’re looking at completing all the many levels in the game as fast as possible and without getting a three-star rating on every level, then you can probably speed through the whole game in around 4-6 hours or so. But if you want to 100% the game and get all of its trophies (there are 14 trophies in total, five of which are Silver, with the rest being bronze), you’re probably looking at over 10 hours of gaming as long as you are very skilled at this game.
I’ve had a lot of fun working on this Lovely Planet review. The game is minimalistic and easy on the eyes, fast-paced and offers a lot of content for its asking price. The trophy list is doable and will only require practice and perseverance from you, and the game will keep you glued to your TV screen for many hours. This one was a great choice from tinyBuild for a PlayStation 4 release, and I look forward to playing the next game they bring to Sony’s home console.
This review is based on a PS4 copy of Lovely Planet provided by tinyBuild.