After all players were able to try out the open beta of Exoprimal, we had the chance to get our hands on a much more complete version of the game, including the progression system, but also part of the plot. narrative. We invite you to discover what we thought of this new appetizer offered by the next production stamped Capcom.
Action, do you want some, here it is
Exoprimal is a team-based online action game that immerses players in an epic clash between humanity and the most fearsome prehistoric creatures: dinosaurs. In this universe, players slip into the shoes of pilots equipped with state-of-the-art exoskeletons and must face relentless waves of dinosaurs in online game modes. Each exoskeleton involves a specialization, and players must cooperate and bravely resist to survive the relentless onslaught of these Jurassic creatures.
The game sessions take place in two stages, namely a first where two teams of five players take on the same challenges against the dinosaurs while keeping in mind to advance as quickly as possible, and a second in which the two squads can compete against each other while trying to complete their mission in order to achieve victory.
On the gameplay side, the experience was similar to what we were able to experience during the open beta, although this time we played it on PC. The action is very frenetic, and the synergy between the different exoskeletons brings a little variety to the parties which can quickly become redundant. Fortunately, to fill this, ten exoskeletons are offered to fill the roles of tank, support and assault. The possibility of changing class in the middle of combat also allows you to adapt well to each situation, which is very pleasant.
If the story is not very captivating and clearly does not turn out to be the element that pushes to restart matchmaking with other players and bots if necessary, this is not the case with the progression system. . Although classic, this one encourages you to try all the exoskeletons via specific progressions by stages, with in particular modules to unlock and improve, in-game currency and skins.
We therefore took pleasure in chaining games with a view to improving our exoskeletons, although the variety in the objectives to be fulfilled is not there.
A nice painting with some black spots
However, we can deplore the fact that exoskeletons are unlockable via the level of general progression, but also purchasable with real money! This poses a problem insofar as the latter are very effective and can represent a significant advantage during the PVP phases. Obtaining them without putting your hand in the wallet still requires investing a few hours.
Although very fluid, the game is technically not representative of a 2023 production, even with the graphics settings pushed to the maximum. It is also a pity that the elements present in the game environment are not animated by a minimum of physics. We think in particular of the carcasses of vehicles which do not react when we land on them, after a jump of several meters, equipped with a rather massive exoskeleton. It’s actually not very serious, but it takes away a bit of consistency from the game.
As mentioned a little above, these few hours of play did not make us want to invest ourselves in the storyline, already because it does not seem very interesting, but also because the “Database” for following it is difficult to understand.
Despite these few inconveniences, we really enjoyed spending time on Exoprimal, which uses the formula of games like Back 4 Blood, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide and many others, but adding a PvP component that is clearly welcome and very fun!
Exoprimal clearly has every chance of winning over fans of this genre, especially since it will arrive on the day of its release in the Xbox Game Pass, immediately offering it wide visibility. See you on July 14 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC to defeat the dinosaur with friends.
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