Warstride Challenges from Dream Powered Games and Focus Entertainment is a fast-paced FPS in which you’ll race against the clock to vanquish all demons. Check our Warstride Challenges review!
Warstride Challenges from Dream Powered Games and Focus Entertainment is a fast-paced FPS in which you’ll race against the clock to vanquish all demons. Your goal is simple: complete a series of trials as fast as possible. As long as you make it to the finish line in one piece, you’ll be ready to take on the next challenge. And on the next challenge. And on the next challenge. You get the picture.
You’ll need to pay attention to your surroundings at all times since you’ll have to keep a close eye on the many demon spawns that are out to get you, doing their best to block as many routes as possible. On top of that, you’ll need to avoid the many deadly traps that will pop up here and there. Nothing hurts your odds of beating a challenge like landing on top of some deadly spikes or missing a crucial jump and landing into the ultra-hot lava.
To avoid any frustration and to make sure you don’t feel overwhelmed once the action gets started, the game will kindly send you into a mandatory tutorial segment. Since this one is a first-person shooter, you’ll be controlling your character with the left analog stick as you aim around you with the right one. The X button will be for jumping, while the R2 button will be for firing your weapon. Pressing in on the left analog stick will make you do a quick 180° turn.
Pressing the Square button will reload your weapon. Running or jumping before pressing the L1 button will allow your character to perform a slide. Your character is always running, so sometimes you’ll definitely need to slow things down for a bit so that you can take care of a group of enemies here and there. To do this, you’ll have to activate the slowmotion ability, which is done by pressing the L2 button. The R1 button will activate your hook when there’s something to attach it to, which will be a must for completing some levels at a much faster pace.
Since speed is very important, you’ll be graded on each challenge based on your performance. The better you are at completing a challenge – and the faster you do it – the better your medal will be! You can get a Bronze (C), Silve (B), Gold (A), or Platinum (A+) medal for each challenge. And yes, there are trophies tied to completing all levels with this or that medal grade – more on trophies in a bit. You can always decide if you’re done with a level or if you’d like to take a shot at improving your overall time. As a heads-up, jumping will make you move faster!
If you want to 100% the game, then for each level you’ll have to get a Platinum medal, as well as try and collect all the skulls. Skulls will glow to try and help you spot them, but even though they’re generous about this, spotting them while trying to rush toward the exit while shooting at all enemies on your path – or shooting at, say, explosive canisters to open the way – could end up feeling like patting your head while rubbing your belly. I’d suggest that you first focus on getting a Platinum medal in a level and then go for shooting at the special skull so that you can get that objective out of the way.
As for the trophies, this one has a full trophy list, which is going to make for a very challenging trophy run! The list includes 17 Bronze trophies, 12 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies for you to work on. The first trophy to pop will be for completing the game’s tutorial. After that, there are trophies for unlocking and beating each of the chapters in Warstride Challenges, completing all levels with bronze, silver, gold, and Platinum medals – known as DPG medals in the game – completing a level with slowmotion without using the slowmotion ability, obtaining all skulls in each chapter, defeating 1,000 enemies, defeating five enemies with a single explosion, or playing your first multiplayer match.
Warstride Challenges is a fast-paced FPS in which you’ll race against the clock to vanquish all demons. It’s a tight experience in which missing a jump and not being able to land a shot are not the game’s issue but are all on the player’s end. This is a game in which you’re going to have to get good or get out because it focuses on snappy and quick challenges that take a few seconds to complete once you manage to find the best course of action. Defeat all demons, shoot at things that go boom, activate a switch here and there, and find all hidden skulls. Simple, right? Warstride Challenges is out on PlayStation 5 with a $19.99 price tag.
This Warstride Challenges review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Focus Entertainment.