Masters of Anima PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Masters of Anima by Passtech Games and Focus Home Interactive.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from Evolve PR for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Masters of Anima is a strategy based action adventure game that takes a lot of inspiration from Pikmin or Overlord. The game uses an automaton summoning ability to create warriors who will fight for you and help you solve puzzles. These warriors come in different forms including protector’s, champions and archers, to name a couple. Each form are used in different ways and you’ll need to give them orders throughout the course of the game.
The story follows a young man named Otto who is keen on marrying a woman named Ana but is only a lowly apprentice. During his induction into the shaper order, a former shaper returns and shatters Ana’s existence into various shards. Otto, whose only concern is for his betrothed, sets out on a journey to find her soul shards and restore her to normal. His journey leads him into battle with Zahr’s golems which take many forms but he has the understanding of the ancient shapers to help him gain new anima allies to ultimately take down Zahr.
One thing I will mention is that the controls to the game take a bit of getting used to on PS4. There are a lot of different button combinations to memorize so it may prove a bit difficult for some.
As you explore each level, there will be a few enemy encounters mixed in. These enemies vary depending on the level you’re on and they’ll become more difficult to defeat as you progress. Each enemy also requires a strategy to defeat and simply sending your minions to attack them isn’t enough. You must power them up, move them around the battlefield and give them orders. Each of your units have a specific role to fill during combat as well with Seekers refilling your anima bar or your protector’s staying on the front line to keep the enemy distracted. Enemies have their own abilities that you’ll need to watch out for as well.
Overall, Masters of Anima has been a surprisingly challenging game. This was the first strategy game that I’ve played using my PS4 and the controls took me a while to get used to. I still made lots of mistakes throughout though. It’s a fun game though and if you’re in the mood for a Pikmin or Overlord style game then Masters of Anima is definitely a great choice.
Thanks for taking the time to read the short review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Masters of Anima$19.99
Features of Interest
- Interesting Story About Rescuing The One You Love Most
- Good Graphics
- Great Soundtrack/Voice Acting
- Fun Yet Challenging Gameplay
- The Controls Take Some Getting Used To
- Can Be Quite Difficult And Messing Up Is Easy