Scars Above Review

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    Scars Above is about a group from Earth sent into space to figure out the meaning of a strange object in the sky. Here is our Scars Above Review.

    The game was developed by Mad Head Games and published by Plaion, it was released on February 28, 2023, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. We want to thank Ubisoft for providing us with a key for the game.

    Scars Above is a strange experience, mainly because it’s not great, but also not that bad either, it can be a lot of fun, but also repetitive at times, especially if you aren’t great at the combat and die a lot (like me). The story is about a group sent to space, but a crash happens and you, the player, get stranded and are looking for answers to what happened to the ship, your friend, and even yourself. It’s a cool story that is more movie-like than anything, but I’ve not seen stuff like this much in games, so if you are looking for a unique story then this is surely a nice game to play.

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    Going into the game, I expected a light-hearted space game, but pretty quickly that changed and I thought it was going to be a horror, but in the end, it’s just an action-adventure game with some horror elements and a few minor scares from enemies poping out of nowhere. I’m not someone who goes out and plays horror games for fun, but this game doesn’t feel much like it and if you are like me, you dont have to worry too much about the spooky-ish elements of the game.

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    The gameplay is a 3rd-person shooter/souls-like type game, each time you die you will respawn at an altar that you activated and can retry the part and try to reach the next bit. I do use “souls-like” lightly because it’s not a hard one if you would consider it one. You have a few different elemental weapons, some gadgets, and electronics you can use. These weapons can also interact with some of the areas you can melt ice so something can fall, then the ice freezes again and then you can use the thing that fell to get up a ledge. There is also a cool bit where you can freeze worm-invested water and walk over it to the other side. The gameplay elements are really what makes the game even better and also add another layer to it being a bit less boring than I initially thought.

    Playing the game on Xbox Series X I was super impressed with its visuals, especially for a game that was also released on the latest hardware, it’s very crisp and smooth for the most part, but there were a few very strange things. The cutscenes were all a bit pixelated and just very off-looking and also the people just looked a bit emotionless. The in-game cutscenes themselves all looked great, but it was just the video cutscenes that had pixels that issue, but the emotionlessness was a constant throughout the game. But for the most part, the game does a great job with its visuals from the enemies to the landscape, but a few hours in, I did start to get a little bit bored by seeing the same few enemies over the whole map.

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    • Dex Fragg

      Founder of Game Craves and Reviewer.

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    A fun experiance but it gets a bit boring over time, but the game also isnt that long, so you might not come across that issue.

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    A fun experiance but it gets a bit boring over time, but the game also isnt that long, so you might not come across that issue.Scars Above Review