Endling – Extinction is Forever from HandyGames, and Herobeat Studios takes you on a journey as a fox trying to protect its cubs in a world ravaged by humankind. Check our Endling – Extinction is Forever review!
Endling – Extinction is Forever from HandyGames, and Herobeat Studios takes you on a journey as a fox trying to protect its cubs in a world ravaged by humankind. Humans continue to pollute the world, corrupting the land and exploring its natural resources non-stop. At first, you’ll only have access to a small area. But as you progress from one day to the next, some of the previously locked spots will open up, and you’ll push onward into new locations to try and find a new lair to serve as your base.
You’ll get to experience this game as the last fox – and its offspring – in an eco-conscious adventure through a sidescrolling 3D game. Find food for yourself and your cubs, stealthy move through each area to avoid predators and nasty humans, and hide here and there to survive. To increase your odds of survival, you’ll go out under the cover of the night and must come back to your lair before the sun rises since that’s when everything will be more dangerous. While the fox has four offspring, one of them is stolen early in the game, so you’ll be working on finding the traces left by the poacher so that you can rescue your cub.
You’ll move your character with the left analog stick, using the right one to control the camera. To run, press and hold down the R2 button. Press and hold down the R1 button, and you’ll be able to sneak around as needed. To zoom in on the screen, press the L2 button. The Circle button will be used for barking, while the X button is for interacting. This will allow you to do things such as jumping over short obstacles, digging, or hiding. The Square button will allow you to pick up objects or your cubs.
Since you need to eat, as well as feed and take care of your cubs, you’re going to have to explore each area to scavenge for resources. When exploring, press the L1 button, and you’ll be able to sniff around to try and find some potential prey or a food source… even if that food source is some trash you find along the way. Your cubs will also grow as you progress through the game, gaining access to new skills that will help them survive. Once they learn to jump, you’ll be able to take them with you to new areas on the map. They will learn other skills along the way, which can be used with the Triangle button. The cubs will, for example, learn how to squeeze through tight spots.
Endling includes a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy waiting to be added to your collection. The list includes 27 trophies in total and is split into 12 Bronze trophies, 8 Silver trophies, and 7 Gold trophies. You’ll unlock trophies for petting your cubs at least once for five days straight, barking three times in a row when it’s raining, not killing any animal for five days, not feeding your cubs trash for six days in a row, hunting a chicken, and for reaching each of the lairs. And since a lot can go wrong during your time with Endling, there are trophies for completing the game and for doing so with at least one cub alive, two cubs alive, three cubs alive, and all cubs alive.
I wanted to check out Endling – Extinction is Forever from the moment it was revealed since it was a game that had an interesting premise. After giving it a go on PlayStation 4, I’m here to report that it offers a simple but fun gameplay loop that will keep you coming back for more as you search for the trace left behind by the one who took your cub away. Explore a world on the brink of collapse in a colorful and charming 3D sidescrolling experience. Endling – Extinction is Forever is out today on PlayStation 4 with a $29.99 asking price.
This Endling – Extinction is Forever review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by HandyGames.