RWBY: Grimm Eclipse PS4 Review

Step into Remnant and hack n slash your way through new Grimm enemies with up to 4 friends!

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RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a four-player, online co-op, hack and slash game that puts you in control of Rooster Teeths international hit shows characters. Fans and players will experience RWBY like never before with new locations, new enemies and a brand new storyline that keeps the combat intense and the action nonstop. With an original storyline stemming from the series itself fight against the mysterious Dr. Merlot who has returned to wreak havoc on the World of Remnant with his mutant Grimm creations.

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As I mentioned before there is up to 4 player coop. Choose one of the 4 main RWBY heroes (or one of the JNPR friends if you have the DLC) each character has their own weapons, abilities, and upgrades. You have a standard attack, a strong attack, and a ranged attack. Each can be comboed together to efficiently disperse Grimm at every turn. Gameplay plays out like Dynasty Warriors with fewer enemies, combat is actually the best part of the game. How it feels, how responsive it is, it’s perfect. It’s brought down by some horrible AI, though.

They got all the original voice actors to voice their in-game characters and it’s awesome. It really helps immerse you in the game’s combat, and makes everything that much better.

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The graphics are a little bit of a mixed bag. The soft lighting mixed with the show’s iconic graphical look is great, but the ground and mountain textures aren’t up to par with anything else. It’s a bit nitpicky, but whatever. There are boxes to smash and collectibles to find, but they will be pretty much in plain sight as the level design isn’t bad, but it is….odd.

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The campaign, especially when played co-op won’t take but a couple hours. So the replayability comes in the form of a horde mode. There’s 3 different horde maps that are focused on co-op hack n slash action, strategy, and even setting up defense turrets. You protect these security nodes as wave after wave of Grimm attack from all sides.

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If you’re a fan of the series I almost guarantee you will enjoy this game. If you’re new to the series as a whole, it’s a nice little hack n slash that you WILL NEED friends to enjoy the game with. Otherwise, it’s a mediocre experience.

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