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Parents' Guide to

Strikers Edge

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Simple brawler has poor controls, few online opponents.

Game Mac , PlayStation 4 , Windows 2018
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This is one arcade brawler that's not quite ready for prime time, with iffy keyboard controls, a thin campaign, and few online opponents to compete against. The biggest problem are the PC controls. At best, they work poorly; at worst, not at all. Key assignments don't function, and the game clearly wants you to hook up a controller, since its interface still shows the controls labeled for controller use. If you do hook up a controller, things get better: A brief tutorial teaches you how to move your hero, attack, and use special moves. Post-tutorial, story lovers are likely to try the campaign and be disappointed by its length and lack of story. Of course, the multiplayer versus mode could make up for that, as long you play against a friend locally. Online's another story since right now (at least on PC), there aren't enough people playing to make multiplayer work. Worse still, when you're queued, the game locks you out of all other modes. So while you can chalk the slim campaign up to a missed opportunity, and local multiplayer (with a controller) can be fun, broken keyboard controls and empty online multiplayer means Strikers Edge is one action game that's a ways from hitting its mark.

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