System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £2.89
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 40
Description: Atlantic Edge is a strategic VR brawler for HTC VIVE in which you play a mech pilot tasked with defending a city from an endless onslaught of kaiju. Earn money from each mission to buy ammo for your arsenal of weapons and better prepare yourself to combat the kaiju horde. Be extra careful as your 300 ft robot and arsenal of explosive weaponry may prove to be as much of a danger to the city as the monsters you are fighting. The longer you can prevent the inevitable destruction of the city, the more funds you will earn to grow more powerful as you restock your arsenal. Visceral punches and complete destruction, powered by unreal engine 4’s physical animation system, give the combat a hectic and rewarding feeling. See how long you can last against an army of kaiju and achieve a solid workout in the process.
Start in your mech hangar and gear up your robot before taking it out to a city under siege. Load up with ammunition to help you fend off the endless horde. See how long you can last as the horde grows larger. Failing to defend the nuclear reactor in the centre, or succumbing to the swarm yourself results in a game over! But each kaiju you kill adds funds to gear up and come back stronger than before! Careful though, as each building that gets destroyed docks your pay! Tread carefully as you fight your way around the city as you just might do more damage to it yourself than the kaiju. Maybe you want to?
Review: If you REALLY love your indie games maybe ‘Atlantic Edge’ is worth a look. The good news is the controls are really easy to learn and I found myself getting into the gameplay straight away. And that is just about all the good news I have for you. For a start, this game looks incredibly basic and I mean…REAL basic. Then there is the nausea-inducing movement which is totally unnecessary and the lack of gameplay variety. So if you like your mech robot games and don’t mind supporting an indie developer, maybe give this a look. Personally I would wait for it to be 100% free before giving it a go.