The Riftbreaker is a action-adventure game that combines elements of base building, survival, and tower defense games. Players take on the role of Captain Ashley Nowak, a scientist who is sent to an alien planet to establish a research base.
The game’s base building mechanics are well-done, with players able to build and upgrade a variety of structures, including defensive towers and resource generators. The game’s survival mechanics are also solid, with players having to manage resources, repair equipment, and fend off alien threats. The game’s tower defense elements are also well-done, with players able to build and upgrade various types of turrets to defend their base.
The game’s combat is also well-done, with players able to use a variety of weapons and abilities to take down enemies. The game’s visuals and performance on the PS5 are also impressive.
However, the game’s story and characters are criticized for being underdeveloped. The game’s pacing can also be slow at times, with long stretches of base building and resource management. Additionally, the game’s AI is criticized for being simplistic, with enemies often behaving in predictable ways.
Overall, The Nioh Collection is a solid package for fans of the series, and The Riftbreaker is a unique and enjoyable game that combines elements of base building, survival, and tower defense games. However, both games have their own criticisms, such as Nioh’s steep learning curve and repetitive level design and Riftbreaker’s simplistic AI and underdeveloped story and characters.