Symmetry PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Symmetry by Sleepless Clinic and IMGN.Pro.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the publisher for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Symmetry is a sci-fi themed survival game that takes place on an environmentally hazardous planet. Also, despite its name the game has nothing to do with actual symmetry.
The game puts you in control of 3 survivors who have crash landed on an icy planet with extremely cold temperatures. Your main objective is to ultimately repair the damaged parts of your ship so the survivors can leave the planet safely. This is a lot harder than it sounds because the game actively tries to kill your characters in various ways and whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.
Your characters each have their own life, and hunger bars that you’ll need to keep track of during gameplay. If their health begins to drop, have them heal in the med bay and if they get hungry, have them eat food that you’ve produced. Keep in mind that the more hungry or damaged they are, the longer it’ll take to heal and the more food it’ll take to feed them. This lessens the time they could be gathering vital resources, so a good balance is required.
There are 3 major resources that you need to collect in this game. These include Electrowaste, Lumber and Food. Electrowaste allow you to upgrade or repair the different electronics keeping your habitat up and running. Lumber allows you to keep your habitat warm and Food allows your characters to stay fed. Keep in mind that resources are a finite commodity (Besides food, since you can create that yourself) and the more you use the further away your characters will have to travel to get more.
There are many things that go wrong during your attempts at survival as well. Your equipment can break down and you’ll then need to repair them. Equipment includes Generator’s, heating ducts, weather station, power generator, healing tanks, and food production gear. All of which are required in some way to survive.
One thing that I will mention is that if even one of your characters happens to die, your chances of survival is pretty slim. So it’s a very good idea to keep all of your characters alive so they can all perform a job.
Overall, Symmetry is a pretty decent survival game but I’ll admit that it doesn’t have a whole lot to the gameplay outside of gathering resources and micro-managing their health and hunger. Because of this, the game winds up getting boring pretty quickly and there’s not a lot to keep you engaged in what’s going on either. So, while it’s got a great minimalist art-style it’s a bit lacking in gameplay aspects.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Features of Interest
- Great Minimalist Artwork
- Decent Soundtrack
- Lacking In Gameplay
- Gets Boring Pretty Quickly
- Not Much To Do Outside Of Collecting Resources or Micro-Managing Your Characters
- Uninteresting Story Elements
- No Replay Value