Do you guys remember Carlo D’Apostoli? He’s the man behind BallystiX, an action-injected PC game, that I’ve reviewed roughly two years ago.
Now, with Energy Hunter Boy, Carlo is back on track and I’m aboard the train. Let’s go!
Like BallystiX, “Energy Hunter Boy” is a joyful visual fireworks show. It’s jam-packed with colors, animations and particle effects, close to being another graphical overkill. But unlike its predecessor, you don’t lose the overview as quickly and easily. That’s why I would still put the graphics on the pro side of things, especially in respect of the impressive scope of items, enemies and other stuff happening on-screen.
One way or another, this game comes along with a super sweet cherry to top: “Energy Hunter Boy” is not just another action/shooter game as expected, it features voxel terrain modeling (!) giving you the power to transform your surroundings. This is absolutely crazy and an amazing feature.
A few months ago, I’ve bought myself a new notebook giving me the opportunity to play a newer generation of games like Anno 1800 and Civilization 6. However, it’s not just that I was able to play these highly complex strategy games, I was able to intuitively understand what (not) to do (next) playing them.
Quite the contrary with Energy Hunter Boy. Although the story dealing with infected computer systems is pretty close to the scenario of BallystiX, it took me quite a long time to realize what I have to do. And even with the knowing of the basic game mechanics, there is still a backpack of confusion I have to carry along. Maybe it’s because of the overwhelming graphics, maybe it’s because of the highly dynamic terrain or maybe it’s because there’s so much happening at the same time. Who knows?
I know just one thing: To play this game, you have to be up for a brain challenge, not for some break to relax.
“Energy Hunter Boy” is a game full of energy, effects and action. If you are young and fit enough to handle this, there is absolutely no reason not to download this game on Steam. Give it a shot!
All pictures are in-game screenshots.