Blood Waves DEALS
What an interesting title to slam onto my desk this week – Blood Waves, a chaotic zombie wave shoot ‘em up. Blood Waves was developed by Light Road Games and is available on Xbox One, PSN and Steam.
The aim of the game is to destroy zombies, get the money and prepare yourself for the next wave. Between waves you can buy the next necessary weapon, place traps and barricades. The game forces you to be tactical, as it’s important to frequently check the stock of bullets and restore health. As well as this, skill points are needed to increase health, bullet damage and barricade durability.
I went into this game with an open mind as I’ve played wave zombies games before and not been impressed at all, but with Blood Waves, I was highly impressed and I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. From a gamer point of view, timing is of the essence, so I want something I can just pick up, jump into for an hour or two and just unwind with. This game is perfect for that, it’s just countless amount of zombies with very little determination, so it seems as you start out with.
My first thought when I got started this game was – have I picked up Fortnite by accident? Graphically it is very similar to that of Fortnite and the zombies are very similar and not very life like. Not that of Resident Evil but I can’t complain too much when this is a wave game as opposed to a story based zombie thriller.
You have a fantastic arsenal and barricade service at your disposal. The barricades, start out simple but the more you save, the more carnage you can create. My personal favorite form of devastation – the flamethrower. You can also provide yourself with a turret to jump on and tear these guys a new one. The starter barricades are pretty simple in that they are wooden blocks with spikes on, for some random reason the zombies draw to the wooden barricades, like a cat draws to a toy with catnip, this makes it nice and easy for you to kill these guys.
Your starter weaponry is just a straight forward pistol and a knife which has unlimited usage which is nice for a change as most knives in zombie games last 2/3 attacks and then it’s about as useless as a chocolate teapot. Obviously, after each wave you can upgrade your weapons but it’s more of a cost type situation as opposed to waiting to unlock it which is quite nice. My issue with the pistol is that the aim is very off balance, and you have to pay close attention to your aiming dot when shooting these zombies.
One area I felt that this game could be hugely improved was to bring any type of multiplayer to it. I mean any form of multiplayer would have done, whether it be split screen or PSN. I just felt this would have been a better playing experience. It is a good game that you can just pick up yourself but overall, who doesn’t love killing zombies your best ones?
I do think that this is a great game and for £7.99, is an absolute steal. However, I do feel that the graphics do let the game down slightly. It’s not a story fueled game but is excellent for those quick fire rounds you can get yourself involved whilst your partner is in the midst of getting ready for a night out.
- Easy access to your full arsenal, no level up issues.
- Barricades are effective and easy to fix up between rounds
- Good level of difficulty change in between the zombies
- Distinct lack of any multiplayer
- Graphics are a bit too cartoon like
- No storyline for context