PS4 masterpiece on the Switch: Why you have to make up for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
** I say what it is: I am actually not a big fan of time travel stories. But still 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim completely convinced me and entertained me for many hours. You can find out here what makes this game so special and why you shouldn't leave the switch and PS4 hit.
- Nintendo Switch receives top -class growth
- What is 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim?
- What makes the game a must-play?
A comment from Nathan Navrotzki
Nintendo Switch receives top -class growth
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim now ends up on the Nintendo Switch after almost two years of PS4 exclusivity. And the underdog also belongs there-because the complex plot can be followed much better in handheld mode than on the large screen.
Could the game experience a kind of spring through the porting? I hope so! The game tells an exciting story full of turns that are second to n1. And in addition, it combines two completely different genres together: visual novel and real -time strategy. A mix that you don't see every day ** - and that also works. But more about that later. Let's come to the essentials.
What is 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim?
In 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim slips into the roles of 13 young people who have to face a great threat: An invasion of huge robots threatens to extinguish their homeland. ** For this, the pupils throw themselves in gigantic mecha suits to fight in. But that's just one side of the medal.
Apart from the real-time fights, there are still a lot of mysteries that want to be informed. In adventure mode, you therefore talk to other characters, explore the surroundings or ** listens to your figure. For this you can freely choose between the 13 characters whose story you just want to experience. So you can jump back and forth between the stories or linger longer in the history of a character.
_ The following trailer provides you with a few first impressions: _
The protagonists come from different times, some, for example, from 2025, again others from the 80s and some even from the 40s. How their paths can cross? Quite simply: through mysterious time travel that - sometimes more, sometimes less voluntarily - to the future or the past.
What exactly is it about? Well, this is one of the many mysteries that only clarify in the course of the game. The action keeps throwing new questions **: Who are the men in black suits and why are they pursuing the students? What about the strange dreams of some characters? And what plans do the cute cat actually make that runs into you again and again?
You already notice: The plot is extremely complex and often plays on well-known film classics like Godzilla, Terminator, E.T. Or and every day the marmot greets. Even an anime like Puella Magi Madoka Magica are drawn in parallels.
What makes the game a must-play?
References to popular works are nice, but what makes the game so special now? Let's break it down to the most important points.
A story that takes away
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim completely captivated me. And I say that as someone who actually switches off immediately when it comes to the keyword "time travel". The fact that the game still grabbed me is mainly due to its incredibly exciting story. Yes, the game is a huge love letter to the sci-fi genre and uses its many tropes such as time travel, androids, mecha fights, aliens, etc.
However, this does not simply copy it from other stories, but also skillfully uses them to lure you on wrong tracks-just to surprise you with even larger plot twists. And yet everything makes sense when the puzzle parts are slowly composing and answering you open questions of one character with the playing of another. All of this results in an extremely coherent picture. And that is not a matter of course with such a complex history.
The characters themselves are also more than just a means to the purpose of telling the plot. They are as complex as their stories, doubts about their own actions, decisions, sometimes even about their mental health and the world in which they live. They have their own motifs that can also get in the way. Be it the desire to protect another person or simply want to go back to your own time.
It was nice here that the time travel mentioned are not simply used as a plot device that simply accept the characters. They ** feel uncomfortable in the eras unknown to them, suffer culture shocks and miss their families. This is a much more realistic approach than in some other time travel plots.
Great staging and an interesting genre mix
In any case, there are plus points for the wonderful look of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. You can do a screenshot at any time and it looks like a painted picture.
Musically meet futuristic sounds on choirs and fantastic orchestral music, while the sound design underlines, which should trigger a scene for emotions. And the setting was also well d1. Here you have the choice between English and Japanese - subtitles are available in several languages, including in German.
Relaxed real-time fights
Although the focus of the game is on his adventure mode, you also have to go to the fight against the enemy Kaiju. For this, you send selected characters to the battlefield to attack melee attacks, shot or other special skills. A little Tower Defense is also included because it is your goal to protect the terminal from the attacks of the robots.
This playful aspect brings more variety to 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and offers a nice alternative to the text-heavy story sections. This is also interesting for the end of the game who otherwise have nothing to do with real -time strategy.
Thanks to the selectable level of difficulty , you can decide how difficult you want. Just so much: You are not challenged on a slight difficulty, it is even rather relaxing - but the rounds are still fun. If you like it a little trickier, it is best to switch one or two gears higher.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was already an insider tip among connoisseurs in 2020-only the game with his PS4 exclusivity was not quite as accessible as now on the switch. Both the relaxed real-time fights and the mass of text are much better suited for handheld mode.
But no matter whether you have a PS4 or Nintendo Switch: At the latest now you have no excuse, ** not to catch up with the game if you attach value to complex and well told stories. Because with 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim awaits you a small story championship that definitely deserves more attention.
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