Nano Breaker

a game by Konami
Platform: Playstation 2
Editor Rating: 4/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 4.0/10 - 1 vote
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Nano Breaker follows a true, but overly tired tradition in action games. Here's the basic formula:

Step One: Throw a million enemies at the player.
Step Two: Repeat Step One.

Fun, no?

Now, if the action in itself was compelling and fun, then this major flaw would be largely forgivable, but this just isn't the case with Nano Breaker. There's no flow to the combat aside from lethargic, and as a result, there are no visceral thrills to be had. The most innovative thing that Nano Breaker brings to the table is a customizable combo system that allows you to choose what combos your character has at his disposal, largely ensuring you won't be mashing the attack buttons without thought. This in itself certainly has its charms, as it adds a bit of strategy to how you approach combat, but unfortunately, it's not enough to make up for the sloppy design that permeates through the entire game. The erratic camera often frustrates and the poorly implemented checkpoints frustrate even more. The dimwitted AI doesn't impress, and conversely, the gallons of gore that's needlessly spewed about makes it seem like Nano Breaker is trying all too hard to impress.

Nano Breaker is comparable to Castlevania: Lament of Innocence in many ways, but Nano Breaker lacks many of the things that made Lament of Innocence worthwhile: interesting environments, a compelling narrative, and the actual Castlevania license. In these respects, Nano Breaker is completely cliché: the environments are void of interaction, the hokey sci-fi storyline might inspire you to groan at its pure cheese factor, and the star of the show is a hero that's just too hard to like.

There's not much to write home about in the visual department either. Probably the biggest detractor to the graphics is that the environments are so barren and bleak, starring an all too familiar apocalyptic landscape that might make your eyes bleed from boredom.

If you want to be technical about it, Nano Breaker really isn't all that bad; it's just uninspired and trite, un-compelling and absolutely average. It's another hum-ho action title that won't likely entertain unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past five years ' and hey, if you have been, there are a lot of other action games that you need to catch up on in lieu of Nano Breaker.

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Playstation 2

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP