Hypercharge can best be characterized as a “random toy-game action packed hero thing” with some elements of tower defense and deathmatch thrown in for good fun. Yes, that was a mouthful, and to be fair, this game merits that description.
Make Your Own Action Toy
One of the best things about this game is making your own toy. That’s right, you can make your very own action toy, play some co-op, and get to shooting. Unfortunately, this game does not have a story mode (at least at the time of writing) however it is expected in the near future.
In terms of the action figures, you can currently choose from a wide assortment as well as even having your own action slogan, a highly enjoyable feature. The game features many things you can unlock with many more things yet to come no doubt.
Let’s Get Retro
While there are many things that make this game great, the 80’s and 90’s retro style (if you were a kid in the 80’s, you’ll know what I’m referring to). Cartoons from that era all the way up the Toy Story like visuals will create a rush of nostalgia to anyone who grew up in that era. It even has the old school “split screen” style from the old “pre-wifi” console era gameplay a la “early N64 games”. Does anyone remember Perfect Dark multiplayer?
In regards to what I think can be improved in Hypercharge – the two biggest things are the controls and the lack of story mode. As mentioned above, the game is due to get a story mode option soon and this will no doubt add a great deal of value, and replay value, to the game. I look forward to this big time.
In regards to the controls, well the controls currently feel quite stiff and a little “tankish” at times. I also think searching for pickups takes a little too long and could be reduced to make the game feel more fluid and enjoyable.