CrossKrush Review (PlayStation 4)

CrossKrush Review (PlayStation 4)

08/11/2020 0 By Dan Boise
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CrossKrush tells the story of a happily married couple, Henry & Florence, who as long-time fans of music have been dancing their lives away. Unfortunately, a noisy highway has been built right in front of their house, disrupting their harmonious lifestyle. Henry & Florence need to take things into their hands and cause chaos.

CrossKrush is a unique puzzler where players, as either Henry or Florence (or both if you’re playing co-op), will need to destroy all vehicles (or as many as possible) before they reach the intersection. Although, be careful, as among those rides are ambulances that mustn’t be destroyed otherwise you will be penalized on your score.

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In order to destroy the various vehicles, you need to either drop bombs on the ground or hit them with your cane. With the latter, it takes a long time, so it’s basically useless. As far as bombs go, you can only drop once on the ground at a time. Which brings me to the bonus cars. Red cars will act as bombs and destroy nearby vehicles once detonated; a great way to destroy a few rides at once. You’ll also have white cars which, once detonated, will spawn additional bombs that you’ll detonate to take out more vehicles for a combo.

Some cars will have also have special power-ups. You’ll be able to either refill your health, get an electrified cane, which destroy in one hit a car along with the ones behind it. There’s also another one which giant-ifies your character, but you’ll move insanely much slower.

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The biggest problem with the game is that when you get hit, seeing as the character is an old person, it takes a while for them to prompt back up and the first few seconds back on your feet, they also walk very very slow which can sometimes prove problematic and end up being combo’ed bit a few rides because you couldn’t move out of the way quick enough. Also, if you stand in the path of a rushing ambulance, you’ll ride all the at the end of the street causing you precious time that could be otherwise be spent blowing up cars.

CrossKrush has a unique presentation whereas the visuals as blocky which can be reminiscent a bit of the multiplatform juggernaut Minecraft. Although given it’s set in front of the protagonists’ house, the level doesn’t change so it’s always the same street/level. Also, vehicle design is pretty barebone with a few typical black, (aforementioned) red and white cars along with 10 wheelers. The level introduction is done in a cute 50’s pattern. The soundtrack is cutesy and upbeat, albeit quite forgettable.

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CrossKrush is a short, unique and interesting puzzler with a decent level of replay value whether it be for trophy/achievement hunting or trying to your score. Also, the co-op mode is pretty fun and sure to keep friends and couples entertained for a bit. If you’re looking to sink your teeth into something short and different, I definitely recommend picking up this game.

*This Review Code was so generously provided by the publisher for review*

Developer: Thinice Games  Publisher: Ratalaika Games S.L.
Release date: October 21, 2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Platform Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 PRO




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