SuperEpic: The Entertainment War Reviews
While it makes a point of poking fun at the state of the games industry, SuperEpic is also a lot of fun to play.
SuperEpic's satirical style might not be for everyone, but if you are OK with that aspect then this is an excellent addition to the ever growing Metroidvania genre. Graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay fit together beautifully, making SuperEpic difficult to put down.
To succeed as a Metroidvania, a game has to set itself apart from the rest. SuperEpic’s second-screen mini-game approach is not only an innovative concept, it helps underline the satirical conceit the game’s story lays out. Even with its shallow combo-based combat system, there’s plenty here for fans of the genre to enjoy.
I’ve had a lot to complain about, but SuperEpic is still quite fun to play, and I never found it difficult to keep coming back to fight and explore the twisting halls of RegnantCorp.
When it comes to satirical Metroidvanias, SuperEpic is the complete package with plenty of laughs and fun to be had throughout.
SuperEpic: The Entertainment War is a cute retro-esque game which will give you an addictively satisfying time whacking the enemies. Accompanied by naggingly catchy computer music the game is humorous tongue-in-cheek critique on the video game industry.
SuperEpic: The Entertainment War got my interest in art and the metroidvania genre, which I really like. The captivating soundtrack, references and gameplay complete the experience, making the game quite fun. The extra activities to complete 100% of the map and the extra game mode supply the taste of “I want more” that the title leaves at the end, and it is an excellent, we can say Epic, addition to the genre that was embraced by the independent scenario.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Understanding the key elements that make a perfect Metroidvania experience; formidable foes, benevolent bosses, and a base for backtracking, SuperEpic champions the genre’s traits and molds it into a modern masterpiece.
Superepic is a particular game that doesn't hesitate to make a joke of the current state of the video game industry. We are in front of a metroidvania with a usual gameplay in the genre, with good graphic and sound section although the mapping design and some stays could be better. Its zero difficulty is going to disappoint the most demanding users. The best thing, without a doubt, is the use of the mobile phone and its application to the game itself.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
SuperEpic has nowhere to go after it comes screaming out of the gate. Its engaging initial gameplay never really evolves past button-mashing. Decent sprite work is derailed by environments that are so bland as to defy recollection. Its own commentary on the bereftness of mobile games ends up being a commentary on itself, and leaves you a lonely, wandering shell, questioning your gaming habits, your existence...everything.
SuperEpic: The Entertainment Wars, is one of the most entertaining indies that this humble board has been able to enjoy in 2019. Because although it is positioned in that spectrum of denying the advance of the inevitable, it does so with humor, grace and feelings its criticisms of The last consequences. And although this is accompanied by problematic problems, it will always seem to us, what the hell, very good.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
SuperEpic: The Entertainment War may not be the best Metroidvania-style game, but it is the first I’ve played that manages to turn the topic of microtransactions into a positive gameplay mechanic. When it comes down to it, SuperEpic is a satirical, surprisingly balanced 16-bit platformer that juggles its simplistic premise with enough visual flair and charm to make it well worth the cost to play. While the actual gameplay loop remains unchanged through much of the play-time, the changing aesthetic and added enemy variety is a welcome sign and a clear conscious effort to inject the game with some excitement to prevent it stagnating.
SuperEpic won’t be for everyone, but it’s perfect for gamers who enjoy action platformers with a Metroidvania structure. The gameplay can become repetitive but I never found that it stopped being fun. The challenge is pitched just about right to encourage you to save up for those upgrades which give you a couple more health points or a more powerful weapon. I give it the Thumb Culture gold award.
Full of wit, great gameplay and memorable moments, SuperEpic is simply one of 2019's best indie games.