The Warriors (PS4) Review – A’s GAMING moments


In 1979, a movie was released called ‘The
Warriors’. It was a classic. The perfect mix of a good story, good characters
and good action. Prime material for video game. But it wasn’t until late 2005 that we finally
got what we all wanted. So courtesy of Rockstar, here we have ‘The
Warriors’- the game. It begins with a faithful reconstruction of
the opening to the film, letting you know that this isn’t just some cheap knock off. This is the real deal man. Rather than just retelling the plot of the
movie, this is more like the extended cut. It delves more in to what makes The Warriors
who they are and gives you the details of the events leading up to that fateful day
when the gangs of New York attempted to unite. But let’s start by answering, who are The
Warriors? In the movie, they’re a group of nine gang
members, stranded in the middle of the Bronx, with over 60,000 rival boppers, not to mention
the entire New York Police Department trying to hunt them down. In the game, you get to learn how The Warriors
were formed. What their initiation procedure is. How they make their money. And you get to see how they rose in fame to
become the leaders of Coney Island, taking out any competition that got in their way-
from The Orphans, to The Baseball Furies. It plays like the campaign of a Grand Theft
Auto game, just without the guns or the driving. In fact it’s more like Double Dragon, because
here, it’s all about the fighting. From light attacks, to heavy . From weapons. To grappling. It’s more like a full blown battle, than a
street fight, with friends and foe all getting mixed up in the chaos of the combat. It’s a mess of limbs, punches and black eyes. It’s not about finesse, it’s about beating
the shit out of your enemy. But it’s not always about getting into a brawl. Throughout the campaign, you’ll have missions
like tagging an enemy base. Running for your life. Or stealth missions- although it does get
the award for the blindest A.I. ever in a game. The game feels split in two. The first part covers the events leading up
to story of the movie, with free time allowed for roaming the streets of Coney Island, completing
side quests- which reward you with useful perks. To training. To flashback missions, exploring the origins
of each of the main Warriors. And then, when it’s all ready to kick off-
you’ll play through the entire story of the movie, hitting each of the key scenes. This is a game packed with content. They really tried to give you a lot more than
your usual movie tie-in game. There’s the rumble mode, where you can create
you own gang and compete in a variety of different games, potentially with a friend. The PS4 version of The Warriors sees the game
fully upgraded to 1080p, with added trophy support. But other than that, this is the just the
same game we enjoyed eleven years ago. Rockstar were the perfect developers to make
this game. Not only do they have a history of games about
gangs and violence, they also always manage to create interesting stories and memorable
characters. Taking a beloved film and adding to it’s lore,
while still remaining authentic, is always going to be tricky. You have to remain faithful for the fans,
but also give something new. And with The Warriors it’s clear, Rockstar
loved the franchise as much as any fan. Enjoyed the video? Then click on the A to subscribe to A’s GAMING
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