Review

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom Review

Attack on Titan Wings of Freedom has Omega-Force venturing into uncharted territories whereas the typical musou would see you battling hundreds of enemies at once, Wings of Freedom has you battling a handful of different sized Titans while aiming for specific weak points to decimate your gigantic enemies. My playtime is purely based on the single-player aspect of the game as I haven’t gotten around to trying multiplayer. The story follows the anime pretty closely but doesn’t dive into the nitty-gritty details of the show or the manga. I’d recommend having watched the show or being caught up on the manga if you care for the story.

Attack on Titan Wings of Freedom Eren and Mikasa

What the game gets right is the sense of speed and maneuverability while using your Omni-Directional Mobility Gear, which are a joy to use and make you feel like a certain web-slinging superhero. Omega Force has outdone themselves when it comes to the sheer sense of scale you get when fighting the Titans; especially when battling the extra large and abnormal Titans. Loadout variety is abundant as far as I’ve played and your play-style can vary based on what items you choose to purchase or upgrade. Koei-Tecmo has finally put out an overall good PC port with the ability to run the game at smooth 60 frames per second among other staple graphical options that will leave you hopeful to their future PC endeavers.

While Wings of Freedom is an overall good port and possibly KT’s best PC port to date, there are some issues I have with resolution and v-sync. If you’re like me and play on a 2560x1440p monitor you’re going to have to scale down to 1920x1080p, which is a bummer as it leaves the text looking stretched out and not as clear as it could be. I was also getting massive screen-tearing issues as the game doesn’t include v-sync options. I was able to remedy this by going into Nvidia Control Panel and forcing v-sync to the game. My biggest gripe is that the ally artificial intelligence in the game is practically non-existant and is simply there to make you feel like you have comrades who are fighting with you. The game features a “comrade” system where you can recruit members to your squad but the reaility of it is you’re the only one who actually fights the Titans. Why this feature was implemented in the first place is a complete and utter mystery to me.

Attack on Titan Wings of Freedom Mikasa

Overall if you’re a fan of the series and want a good licensed game I would recommend picking up Wings of Freedom. If you’re looking for something on the multiplayer side I’d say skip the game as the overall consensus seems to be that the multiplayer in this game is dead. Koei Tecmo’s been putting more and more of their once console-exclusive titles on Steam and if you want to see more of their games on PC, Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom is a title worthy of your purchase.

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