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Wave Break

Developer: Funktronic Labs

Publisher: Funktronic Labs

  • Price: $29.99
  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1 - 4
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • As a fan of Wave Race, the Tony Hawk series, and multiplayer shooting, in theory all of the building blocks going into Wave Break should make it a sort of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of a hybrid game for me. There’s no doubt it has the attitude, the style, and the ambition to break out as a new bit of crazy fun but a few hours in I just couldn’t generate much enthusiasm for the end product unfortunately. In a variety of ways I think its biggest problem is plain trying to do too much and be too much. When you try to tackle this many gameplay elements, you really need to make sure none of them hold you back or you’ll be judged by your weakest link. The problem is I’m not sure anything really connects fully. The water is handled pretty poorly, almost like it was put in place to justify the very floaty feel to everything. Just with general controls that can be troublesome but when trick execution is also pretty sloppy the problem compounds itself. For me the multiplayer aspect is really a mystery as it’s the weakest and most unusual element that simply fits into the big picture poorly. That adding it also added a need for currency and a shop for buying things makes it feel even more like a boondoggle. The result has some potential for fun if you’re willing to be patient with it but there’s no mistaking the fact that it has some serious flaws in its DNA.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Bad [5.8]

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