Top Critic Average
Ancient Amuletor feels like a great and fresh game concept that suffers from a lack of overall length and customizations. The game could have been so much better with a little extra effort by its developer. At the $20 price point the game is currently commanding, it’s very difficult to recommend such a short game to PSVR players. The only exception is if it benefits from either a price drop or free DLC in the future. I had fun with this game though, and hope to see more like it, and possibly a sequel that builds on its concept, in the future.
Ancient Amuletor may look like just another shooting gallery cobbled together for the PSVR, but once you look a little deeper you'll find a tactical shooter with a surprising amount of depth. It's best played online with a few mates, mind you, as the single-player will only keep you going for as long as the campaign lasts, which isn't all that long, unfortunately.
All in all, Ancient Amuletor was fun to play and is well worth the purchase. It offers a good experience for the asking price, and its DLC pack is only a few bucks to gain access to a new theme, a new playable character, two new stages and more.
Ancient Amuletor is actually fairly close to being a hidden gem for PlayStation VR owners, with fun gameplay across four characters and motion controls that work rather well, but there's simply not enough levels at launch and only vague promises of more in the future. As they add more worlds and characters, TiGames can hopefully make this shine.
There are a lot of good pieces in place here, with the gameplay mechanics and the co-op, but they've been packaged in a very scant box that doesn't do them justice. Ancient Amuletor needs to be more than a short PSVR experience that is barely longer than the demo that's already available for free. Perhaps all of the elusive "Coming Soon" content will fix that, but at launch Ancient Amuletor finds its quiver running out of arrows too soon.
Ancient Amuletor is an enjoyable PSVR experience but sorely lacks in terms of content. Playing alone or with others online is enjoyable, and I found all of the playable heroes to have their own purpose. Some are better for long-range attacks and others focus on waiting until the enemies come to them to dish out destruction. Multiplayer is the best way to play the game, but I've found it nigh impossible to find anyone else playing outside of launch week. It's a shame, as it is one of the better PlayStation VR games to be released if it had increased the amount of content in the game as well as add more variety to the gameplay.
Ancient Amuletor brings classic tower defense gameplay to the PSVR, with clear and colourful graphics, lively audio and lady bits. While you wont be spending hours playing this game, it is a great example of what is possible with the PSVR and as such should be considered on everyone’s “to buy” list.
Although Ancient Amuletor has all the core mechanics and functionality of an excellent PlayStation VR title, the pure lack of content will leave you yearning for all of the extras that are currently locked out. Factor in the barren online multiplayer community, and this title really squanders its very real potential.