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Developer: Petroglyph Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
8-Bit Armies is a retro real-time strategy game. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph's most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of military units, and ultimately crush your opponents! 8-Bit Armies features offline single-player missions, two-player cooperative missions, AI skirmish mode, and player-vs-player multiplayer modes
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I must add, 8-Bit’s prime selling point may also be a vice. It is one of the most accessible games out there, if not all that original. Innovation’s not the name of the game; it’s more of the same. However, the experience boasts a large enough unit roster to encourage plenty of experimentation. Moreover, at the time of this review, there are two playable factions whose armies vastly differ – They’re not reskinned but actually vary in how they play.
In my experience it can be difficult to find a match on PlayStation 4, which likely speaks to a relatively small audience on the platform. At its core, 8-Bit Armies is a an imitator. A competent one, a throwback, with a few clever tricks of its own, but nothing wholly original or revolutionary. If you’re itching for another strategy game it will satisfy well enough, but it doesn’t feel essential.
Unfortunately 8-Bit Armies’ attempt at console strategy is simplified to the point that it outstays its welcome after a few hours. Whilst the campaign will keep you entertained for a few hours, the multiplayer is too empty to expect any more game time. Perhaps if you have someone who you can rely on to play against it might be worth picking up, but otherwise it’s probably not going to last long enough to be worth it.