Our Score: 7/10
In Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread explode into a 2D metroidvania adventure brimming with platforming thrills, in-depth exploration, and action-packed adventure. Build a strong group of warriors in Blast Brigade to rescue the planet!
Mouthful of Fist
Blast Brigade begins with you in control of a secret agent breaking onto the island hideout of a villainous scientist, with a plot right out of an action film from the 1980s. You meet other characters along the journey, and a plot device lets you swap between them at any moment. Despite the fact that switching between characters is rarely essential, switching back and forth simply complicates navigation. Each character has unique skills that provide you with fresh methods to move around the terrain.
Blast Brigade is an open world, although the primary plot develops in a relatively linear way. There are trinkets to return for, and fortunately there is a quick travel mechanism that helps with that. But because of the way the world is organised, it feels less organic. The collectibles, though, given the action-heavy emphasis and complexity of the game, since they may increase your health bar and let you extend your base, giving you access to stronger weaponry.
In contrast to many other games in the Metroidvania genre, Blast Brigade places a strong emphasis on action and battle. There are adversaries in every area of the game. And if you’re not careful, any one of them might be quite hazardous. It can be difficult to just make it from checkpoint to checkpoint, especially if you’re suddenly pushed into a kill chamber that doesn’t seem required.
Although the boss runs may be fairly long and the hammocks that serve as the checkpoints can be rather far apart from one another, the bosses themselves are really well-designed and enjoyable to battle. The boss fights in Blast Brigade are by far its finest element. The boss battles present different difficulties because of their imaginative designs and complicated patterns. In contrast to ordinary fighting, which may occasionally seem like a chore. Boss battles seem less satisfying while being tougher than the rest of the game.
Fans of Metroidvania games will like the huge, aggressive, and full of collectibles and mysterious world of Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread. The fact that it does so with more of an identity than others is positive, but it’s really just a box-ticking exercise. When you check the “make game entertaining” box, you’re onto a winner, therefore there’s nothing wrong with it. However, nothing about this is new. And that’s okay since, although there’s nothing game-changing here, what is presented here was accomplished quite well.