EndcycleVS: Is It Worth it?
Turn and Burn!
EndcycleVS was the most challenging game that I have come across in the past few months and I loved it. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of it all, I wanted to say that I was given a free game code by the dev team of the game, but that won’t affect how I score this game in the slightest. EndcycleVs was much like AVARIAvs, and this will be the second turn-based combat game that we have reviewed, and we are glad that so many of them seem to be popping up more and more. It is a genre that feels a little unexplored in current times. EndcycleVS has a far different combat aspect than AVARIAvs, and the graphics are unalike, other than the fact that they happen to be turn-based the game’s hold no true similarities. I have enjoyed the change of pace from my typical RPG and shooter style games to play these turn-based games that deal with a lot more strategy.
EndcycleVS is like nothing we have ever seen before. I will be posting a video down below of general gameplay so that you can visualize everything I type. For the most part, I will do my best to describe the gameplay, but I fear I will fail to give the game the credit it deserves. EndcycleVS has an online 1v1 versus mode, and 2v2. This, coupled with the fact that the game hosts a story mode was a nice addition. I was able to experience the game’s story, which was very fun for me.
The game features an opponent on each platform with a plethora of abilities to choose from. You can only move within your platform, and there is a sectioned off part that I called “no man’s land. The game is inspired by Megaman Battle network, and I found that to be interesting. You can move across your platform to dodge attacks and even set up some gnarly combos to decimate your opponents. This on top of the fact that you need to wait for your energy bar to fill up before you can use an attack means you always need to be cautious of your actions.
To use your abilities, you will use your keyboard to use a variety of abilities that give you a tactical advantage, put you on the offensive, or even give you a little bit of defense. This was the hardest part for me. I had trouble multitasking and using my abilities strategically, but it was still a lot of fun. The pace of the game is much faster than I am used to. You can buy abilities and upgrade your character through the games item shop, and that added a whole new layer of customization that I wasn’t expecting.
While I was a bit overwhelmed by EndcycleVS at first, I have to say I truly enjoyed the game. It has some neat features that I haven’t seen before. One feature that I had to mention is that fact that you can save gameplay gifs. While this may not seem exotic, it is the first time I have been introduced to it, and it is a fun way to be able to share plays with the community or your friends. I think EndcycleVS has the potential to be a great competitive game with a very niche eSport following. As long as the community bands together and remain supportive, I think we will see this game grow to the likes of Minion Masters, which we have been following pretty closely. While Minion Masters doesn’t have a huge following, the community truly loves the game, and I can see the same thing happening to EndcycleVS. Check out the game on steam it is still in early access, but we will be posting a link to it down below. I think everyone will get a kick out of it. Remember to follow the team on Twitter @EndcycleVS, because they are doing a wonderful job with community engagement and don’t forget to check out our twitter for some indie game giveaways in the future.