Strider was made available to download in the US today on the PS4 and Xbox One and we are going to bring you a round up of the big reviews so far. Double Helix’s digital next gen remake will be looking to replicate the popularity of the 1989 original, lets see what the majority of initial impressions are.
We will start with Eurogamer who has rated Strider at 7 out of 10, praising the game for ingeniously taking the style and feel of its ancestors and using them to decorate an entirely different type of game for a contemporary audience. In general feedback was positive across the board, however Strider fails to stand out due to the big variety of Metroidvania games out there already. You can also download it on the current gen consoles and PC.
Polygon has given Strider 8.5 out of 10, agreeing that the remake takes the best parts of its lineage to heart. The review summarized that Double Helix had created an experience which grips the wide-eyed exploration of 8-bit adventures and joins its forces with that of razor-sharp side-scrolling combat. The sophisticated combat element has come in for a lot of praise and was not completely expected.
Strider reviews have generally been high across all sites so far, with GodisaGeek and Shacknews also declaring it a 7 out of 10 experience. Elsewhere GameInformer gave 8.75/10, GamesVillage.it and Expansive DLCa pproved a 9/10 rating; Strider’s highest critical rating came from Destructoid who deemed the PS4 game worthy of 9.5/10. Do you agree with these high ratings?
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