RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Review

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a 4 player, online co-op, hack and slash game based on the cartoon series of the same name. Should RWBY: Grimm Eclipse hack its way it to your games collection? Read our review below..

  • Dev: Rooster Teeth Games
  • Pub: Rooster Teeth Games
  • Release Date: 17/01/17
  • PEGI Rating: 12
  • Players: 1-4 online
  • Size: 3.5
  • Category: Action Adventure
  • Price: £15.99
  • RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a game that could be considerably more worth the buy if a few things were brought up and implemented into the game, However if you are a fan of RWBY then it is certainly worth having a look at. To start the story is repetitive, but to counter this the characters are well voiced, and the models quite resemble the characters from the show. There is also a DLC that allows you to buy the team JNPR (Jaune Arc, Nora Valkyrie, Pyrrha Nikos, and Lie Ren.) These are also voiced by the original cast and have great player models.

    The combat of this ‘Hack and slash’ isn’t exactly the most thrilling of all things simply because of how monotonous it is, The basic attacks do near to nothing, The light and heavy combinations are as nearly as dreadful as the basic attacks and the only combo that seems viable to use extensively through the game is the triple light and single heavy combo after a stun. Ranged attacks can be spammed against a single or multiple enemies and for the ultimate it tends to be the same for each character a AoE attack for the RWBY team heroes. I believe if the game had more smoothness with the combos, such as being able to use light attacks and ranged to make a combo etc…, would improve the game tenfold because the actual quality of the animations are actually satisfactory.

    The story is the mundane, with the same type of mission and the collectables within the game seem to be in the most obvious of places and the main story has hardly any replay ability unless you missed a collectable and wanted to get all the achievements, the implementation of higher difficulties adds to the replay ability if this appeals to you, but heads up the difficulty doesn’t really make a difference if you are remarkably good at hack ‘n slash games, this also brings me to the point that there is no tutorial into the game, so its in my eyes aimed more towards pro gamers who know most about games like this.

    There is a ‘fun’ way to make the game hard and that is to not level up your character of choice as the upgrades do change how your characters attacks work and that is something that i can admit is done well in the game however a more variety to this would greatly develop the horde mode that there is as you would have a higher range of abilities and you could be more specific when you choose your characters to be aimed at certain types of enemies and so fourth.

    I also quite enjoy the horde mode as it brings much more replay ability and feels more valuable then the whole of the main story line to be frank simply due to the fact i feel as though that is what the story line should of been rather than it being a much more stretched out boring version of horde.

    A download code was provided for this review by the developer/publisher

    Gameplay 6.5
    Graphics 6.5
    Audio 8
    Replay Value 6
    Value for Money 5
    RWBY: Grimm Eclipse

    Overall this game is only made for hardcore fans of RWBY, If you are looking for a solid hack 'n slash game I wouldn't recommend this game at all as it is quite clearly aimed at a niche audience. If it were to be lowered in price then it would be worth the buy to see if you like or dislike the game but honestly at its current state its not that great.

    • Original Voice Actors
    • Good Character Models
    • If a RWBY fan then its debatable if you will love or hate this game
    • Repetitive gameplay
    • Repetitive Story
    • Poor game mechanics
    • Expensive for what it offers if your not a fan of RWBY

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    Generally i like to play any type of game,however i play MOBAS, Platforming games and dungeon crawlers which is what i mainly play in my spare time.

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