Energy Rangers Battle for the Grid was launched initially digitally on the Nintendo Swap again in March of 2019 and in November of the identical 12 months, launched bodily by means of Restricted Run Video games. The collector’s version is now getting one other bodily (not from Restricted Run Video games) launch. This time it comes with the primary season of DLC and some unique skins.
Let’s get this out of the way in which: I’m solely accustomed to the Mighty Morphin Energy Rangers. The Generations to comply with I’ve little to no familiarity with. I wouldn’t name myself seasoned at preventing video games. I’ve performed a number of through the years however by no means bought to be superb at them. That mentioned, per its web site, Battle for the Grid presents “A streamlined fight system [that] welcomes newcomers with simplified controls whereas sustaining depth for probably the most devoted competitor to be taught and grasp.” Let’s see how that checks out.
You play as Energy Rangers from a number of generations. The story is advised of Lord Drakkon, Oliver’s character if he had by no means left Rita’s facet even after having her management spell damaged. He’s looking down Morphers from completely different generations, which leads to energy rangers for a number of generations teaming collectively to cease him.
The story mode had nothing too superior, however regardless of that, it was nonetheless pleasing to play. Unique solid members even did a few of the voice appearing between cutscenes. One of many issues I observed that I discovered odd is it mentioned participant and enemy above the well being bars. At first, I discovered this to be irregular however then when enjoying story mode. It turned out that it was as a result of, often, throughout the story mode, you’ll play because the villain.
The sport managed very effectively. It was easy to choose up and be taught. The longer I had performed it, the extra I felt I understood the controls and about preventing video games normally, in addition to some ideas I had beforehand been advised about preventing video games. Issues corresponding to do your greatest to get alongside as a combo of assault and do your greatest to defend whereas attempting to regain management to make one other assault.
Apparently sufficient, it doesn’t have rounds historically. As a substitute, it has numbers on the finish of the well being bar; as soon as the well being bar is depleted, the quantity decreases by one, and gamers can proceed to battle till all of the numbers are utterly gone from the well being bars. This retains the preventing going till the battle is over. I actually like this type within the preventing recreation as a result of it doesn’t break up your combo move as soon as the well being bar is empty to restart the spherical.
What’s Energy Rangers with out the Zords? Properly, don’t fear, they’re included too. It won’t be one-hundred p.c what followers have been hoping for. Build up sufficient combos and assaults fills a bar. As soon as that bar is full, gamers can launch the ability of a Zord to assist assault in battle. That is normally one thing like a sword assault, punch, or kick from above, inflicting a considerable quantity of harm.
I discovered that every character in story mode appeared to play barely in another way. Some characters who’re bigger have been extra highly effective hitters however slower. Others moved faster however didn’t do as a lot harm others have been someplace in between, however all of them have been enjoyable pleasing to play, and it was undoubtedly enjoyable determining your most well-liked characters.
Battling on-line is sweet as a result of there are tournaments in addition to challenges all year long. It additionally presents cross-platform play, which makes match-ups comparatively simple.
One factor that has caught with me through the years was the intro to the unique energy rangers collection; whereas the sport didn’t have it precisely as I remembered, it was actually there within the title screens of a extra modernized model becoming the sport effectively.
Whereas it’s marketed because the collector’s version, gamers must be conscious that the asking worth of $39.99 solely comes with one of many three DLC packs. Leaving two extra to be bought on the expense of $14.99 every. Which, relying on the extent of fandom, might or might not be an excessive amount of.
Energy Rangers Battle for the Grid was undoubtedly a number of enjoyable to play. It does a fantastic job of creating the sport simple for freshmen to be taught and really feel pleasing for the extra skilled participant. Regardless of not realizing lots of the characters, I nonetheless loved enjoying by means of the sport.