Herodes from QUByte Interactive and TecnoloGils is a 2D shoot ‘em up in which humanity’s survival is at stake. Check our Herodes review!
Herodes from QUByte Interactive and TecnoloGils is a 2D shoot ‘em up in which humanity’s survival is at stake. It’s the year 2197, and the AS Medical Team has been informed of a mysterious disease that resisted every advanced test and treatment. This is extremely weird, because pretty much all diseases have been eradicated! With the survival of the human race at stake, there’s no other option but eradicating it by force. You’ll be piloting an atomic-powered vehicle that will be shrunken to the cellular level and inserted into the bowels of patient zero to hunt down and destroy the virus befor it’s too late.
You’ll control your vehicle with the left analog stick or the D-Pad as you shoot with the Square button and dash around the screen with the Circle button. The L2 and R2 buttons will allow you to flip, so that you can target enemies on either side of the screen. The Triangle button will unleash your special, and you can change which one you’ll use by pressing the L1 and R1 buttons as needed… once you unlock more specials by progressing further in the game.
Once you’re injected into patient zero’s body and complete the first level that takes you through the blood vessel, you’ll be free to select which part of the body you’ll want to explore. You can also upgrade your vehicle depending on how much Genome you collected during your journey through each location. Spend the Genome collected to increase the vehicles speed, damage dealt by its attacks and its overall resistance.
The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum that you can add to your collection once you unlock the 8 Bronze trophies, 7 silver trophies, and 7 Gold trophies it offers. The first trophy will pop as soon as you start the game. From there, you will get trophies for completing each stage, as well as for completing them by completing special requirements, like completing the stomach level without destroying all Junix bacteria, or completing the heart stage without exceeding the damage limit the patient can suffer.
Herodes is a 2D shoot ‘em up with an interesting premise, as you dive into the body of patient zero to try and eradicate the deadly virus before it’s too late. Unfortunately, the execution falls short, squandering its potential. Some levels are packed with enemies and bullets, which is certainly not a deal-breaker. What is an issue is that there’s constant slowdown while playing, especially when activating one of the special attacks that bring everything to a halt. Herodes is out on PlayStation 4 with a $4.99 price tag.
This Herodes review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by QUByte Interactive.