Wukong | PS4 Review
Growing up, Spyro and Crash Bandicoot were my bread and butter alongside other similar games, so I immediately felt right at home with Wukong and the style of the gameplay. The story follows the tale of Wukong who has just returned from plundering a pile of treasure that they have stolen, however on the way home they lost some of the treasure, so you need to help Wukong go back and collect their lost plunder.
Whilst the closest comparison I can draw to Wukong is certainly Crash Bandicoot, Wukong is certainly much simpler and more forgiving than Crash, so the game feels very easy in comparison and caused me few problems. Whilst this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, something that I loved about Crash Bandicoot as a kid was just how challenging it all was and the sense of reward that I felt when I eventually beat that challenging level or killed a frustrating boss. With that said, the gameplay was nice and smooth and didn’t really frustrate me. As well as your usual melee attack you also have a ranged attack which comes in handy particularly to solve puzzles and open paths ahead of you. Along with the combat feeling smooth and functional the platforming was nice and clean and posed little threat to my sanity.
Along with the gameplay feeling a little on the easy side this was also coupled with the game feeling far too short. Each individual level was very short and I was flying through the world areas incredibly fast and with little struggle and within less than two hours I had completed Wukong which left me quite sad, because at this point I was just getting into it. For me it felt like it was over before it really began for me.
Wukong was a fun few hours. It certainly isn’t anything revolutionary but it fits the genre perfectly and was perfectly functional. I would personally recommend this to younger kids as a way to introduce them to platform games or just gaming in general and it may pose more of a challenge there.
Lj’s Rating: 3 stolen pieces of treasure out of 5.
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