Claws of Furry is a colorful beat ‘em up starring ninja cat, which is now available on PS4. Learn more about it in our Claws of Furry review!
Terahard took Claws of Furry to Kickstarter last year, asking for £10,000 to be able to finish developing the game. The studio, unfortunately, didn’t manage to reach their base goal for the campaign, but they didn’t let this stop them from finishing the project. They continued to work on the game for its PC release… but now we’re also getting a chance to play the game on the PlayStation 4!
Claws of Furry can be played solo or in co-op, across dozens of levels of crazy ninja cat fighting madness. The goal of the game is to fight your way through and rescue your master, so you can expect some faced-paced action with quick thinking being a necessity to stay alive. There are hazards along the way you’ll need to be aware off since, depending on the mode you play in, one wrong move could see you die… permanently. You have the standard roguelike mode which aimed at skilled purists, and you also have an alternative that will allow you to see more of what the game has to offer since you get nine lives, which with some extra practice, will end up being enough to finish the game thanks to the generous checkpoint system.
The co-op portion can be played with up to four players in local only, but there is no online multiplayer available. While playing on your own is fun, as is the case for most beat ‘em up releases, playing with friends in couch co-op is the way to go. Inviting some friends over, and having a few beers and pizza and snacks handy is a blast, and you can even play with kids who are, say, around 10+ years old. While the difficulty balance is the same in co-op as it is when playing solo, but in multiplayer you can have a buddy come to your aid and revive you, which is a very handy feature.
The gameplay is interesting since there are many ways to succeed in a level. You can play by using quick combos to your advantage, or you can use environmental hazards to defeat your enemies. A simple but properly timed punch can send them into a pit, or you can set up enemies so that they damage each other. There are also costumes you can unlock which add some very cool abilities, such as being able to freeze enemies which, as you can imagine, is extremely useful when used in a pinch. There’s also a costume that can slowly regenerate your health, which is definitely going to change how you approach things. There are plenty of costumes to find, so you’ll be able to experiment as you unlock them to see which fits best.
The main mode, the one that the developers suggest you play in, is the roguelike one in which you need to beat three levels to reach the boss, but every time you play the levels change, so every playthrough will see you playing through a different set of stages out of the dozens available, thus increasing the replayability of Claws of Furry. Can you make it to the end of every available stage and succeed in your quest to rescue your master before it is too late?
Claws of Furry is a fun and colorful beat ‘em up on PlayStation 4 that, if you’re a fan of the genre, should definitely check out. The roguelike mode will appeal to those who have some experience with other 2D roguelike releases, and there are plenty of stages to play. But even if you’re not a fan of roguelikes, this one has something for you thanks to its extra mode which gives you extra lives so that you have some wiggle room as you take on the challenges you’ll face. Terahard did a great job with Claws of Furry, and hopefully, the game does great so that we can get some extra content by way of DLC!
This Claws of Flurry review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Terahard.