Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom: Let’s start off by saying that this isn’t the first game that I have played which was released in Japan, long before its UK date.
This game came out in February in Japan, and during its first week it outsold Street Fighter V. However, since then it hasn’t sold many more copies. This isn’t particularly a surprise as Attack on Titan should have a cult following. Evidence would show that this is the case. Attack on Titan is an anime series which first came out in 2014, and which I enjoyed, even though it was mainly my girlfriend (now my wife) who was forcing me to continue watching it. You see, I was a little freaked out by the Titans. However, the more I watched the show the more I liked it, hence the reason why I wanted to review this game and I have no regrets.
Let’s start off with some first impressions: The music starts off how you would expect Attack on Titan to, but I wasn’t massively impressed with the visuals. There was just something about them that seemed a little casual. Watching the intro made me smile, though; it resembled the actual show and this, for me, was a positive sign.
The game has two main modes: one is the attack mode, which follows the original story and will take you around 10 hours to complete, and while I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone, I will say two key things: it is dark and takes no prisoners. If you don’t like big scary-looking weird things with no gen -itals and big teeth, then I suggest you don’t watch this show or play this game. Also, if you fall easily in love with characters and are not keen for them to die, then don’t watch the show or play the game. So yes, people die and there are big scary monsters called Titans. I took a little bit of time to get used to this, but now, I found out how much I love seeing people get bitten in half. Beautiful. The second mode is the expedition mode where you go and survey the areas for Titans. You can do this with friends online, which is quite cool, but, all in all, I am afraid this mode is a little boring.
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I have been a video game player since 1993 and a music fan since I can remember. I studied Film and Journalism at university and ended up becoming a Primary School teacher. Video games changed my life and sent me on the right track and have stayed with me ever since.