Bravo Team Review – Disappointing Shooter

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Platform: ,
Review Platform: PlayStation 4, PSVR
Director: N/A
Modes: Single Player

Storyline: 4/10

Gameplay: 2 / 10

Graphics: 4 / 10

Replay Value: 2 / 10

Sound and Music: 4 / 10

Overall: 3.2

Every time I receive a video game for review, I wonder if it could possibly be the best title I’ll ever play. I’m an optimist like that, you see, and it’s paid off. I’ve been fortunate enough to play some incredible games, some not-so-great ones, but nothing that’s made me outright furious. Not until now.

Bravo Team Review – Disappointing Shooter

On paper, Bravo Team sounds like it should be the bee’s knees. An immersive first-person cover shooter by Supermassive Games for PSVR? What could possibly go wrong, right? Well, I’m shaking my head at how a legitimate games developer stuffed this up to this extent. Unless someone is conned into buying this or purchases it purely because of the name of the studio involved, I don’t see anyone willing to part with their money over this.

Bravo Team is shockingly bad. Imagine the sort of game you download for free on your phone or tablet, but with far more limitations and lack of movement. Now remove all the fun and moments that make it worth your while and you’ll understand exactly what I had to deal with here.

It’s 2018, and video games have no right to look ugly. Yet, Bravo Team did its best to prove it’s still possible if you try hard enough. The character models are clunky and disproportionate, and the environment looks like it used Barbie’s square dollhouse for inspiration. I wish I could say that the shoddy graphics are the biggest dissatisfaction, but it appears to be the best of the bad.

Bravo Team Review – Disappointing Shooter

While the developers did their best to prevent you from experiencing nausea from all the movement in VR, you’re now prone to constant camera glitches due to the limitations enforced. So, enjoy staring at the wall, peeps, because you’ll be spending a lot of time doing that – mind you, considering the disappointing entertainment value this provides, maybe my time could’ve been better spent doing just that.

The controls and movement are jarring and frustrating, leaving you wondering how someone couldn’t develop a better game in this current age. In what’s meant to be an immersive title, it feels anything but as the only emotion you feel is unadulterated frustration. You can see this product was obviously rushed and shouldn’t have been released – never mind as a PSVR title.

Then, there’s the three-hour campaign mode. While there’s a glimmer of hope here, it quickly falls apart as well. It tries its best to rescue the game from its own device, but it becomes superfluous in no time.

Bravo Team Review – Disappointing Shooter

Bravo Team parades itself as a modern-day version of Time Crisis or Rainbow Six, but it’s far from it and shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath. It feels like a Grade 10 class designed this game as an end-year project, with the help of a first-year computer programmer. Actually, I take that back – I think they’d still be able to at least make a fun or entertaining game. Bravo Team is simply a mess.

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  1. Deon du Plessis says:

    Questions for the reviewer from someone who knew nothing about Bravo Team going in:

    How is the movement system jarring and frustrating? What are you supposed to do and how does it work out that’s so annoying? Some clarity would be appreciated.

    Time Crisis is an on-rails FPS, whereas Rainbow Six has several game types under its belt (third person sneaker/FPS/team-based tactical shooter). What are the specific ways in which Bravo Team is billing itself as any of these? Is it on rails? Is THAT how the developers “…did their best to prevent you from experiencing nausea from all the movement in VR”? This isn’t clear in the review.

    What is it about the story that makes it fall apart? Is the setting itself bad, is the voice acting terrible, is the story a cliché-ridden pile of military bro-fist bollocks that’s about as believable as an honest politician? All of the above? Please elaborate.

    I think what I am trying to say here is the review would really benefit by expanding on the points made. I get that the reviewer was frustrated, but I’m just not entirely clear on *exactly* why that is. Bad graphics/poor controls/short story are good starting points, but I, for one, would appreciate more detail.

    And yes, this is a critique, but my aim is for it to be helpful, not trolling. Hope I succeeded.

  2. coffeeguy66 says:

    All you have to do is google the game and read the majority of reviews on this game and how bad it is. I agree this review isnt particularly informative but having played the game AND now returned it I can see the reviewer probably just thought, sod it, i’m not wasting any more time writing about this poor excuse of a game and i dont blame him !! Frustrating, dull, repetitive, extremely restricted movement and barely a story ! Enough said.

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