Game Freak, the development company behind Pokémon have shown once again that they can do other things, having just released their new 2D action puzzle-platformer Giga Wrecker to Early Access on Steam.
If you’re expecting a polished game with working physics, then expect to be somewhat disappointed. As it is Giga Wrecker is a bit of a hodgepodge mess of unpolished, incoherent dialogue and lacklustre jump physics that leave you feeling like you’re going neither here nor there.
Although a little glitchy currently, it does show great promise; and after all, isn’t that what early access is for?
Jumping right into the game you find yourself rescued from the brink of death by a mad scientist. Turned into a cybernetic warrior with a kleptomaniac lust for nanobot-infused wreckage, which you in turn use as a sort of Swiss Army wrecking ball, players smash down rubble and use wrecking balls ARCHE ability to solve a variety of puzzles and battle the ever-present bad guys.
- Contains a mix of exploration and physics: Smash down towering walls, use rubbles as platform and climb high cliffs. This game is an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.
- Great combination of puzzle and action: You decide which is the suitable weapon for each situation, judge which part of an object to break. Don’t just bash your way through obstacles, you can also enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks.
- Unique Special abilities: The character has the power called ARCHE (ARms Creating and Handling Effect) the ability to construct various weapons using rubble and scraps from broken objects. Somewhat like a pocketknife on your arm, each weapon has its own unique effect; make full use of them to explore through the stages.
So if anything I’ve been saying sounds interesting to you, and you want to come crashing in like a Omni tool-wrecking ball that’s never hit so hard in love. Giga Wrecker is available now on Steam Early Access.