Pocky & Rocky Reshrined Review (PS4)

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined Review (PS4)

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined Review (PS4) Shinto fine Version Reviewed: PS5 (Backwards Compatibility) / European What if 1992’s cult Super Nintendo shooter Pocky & Rocky had been re-released for Sony’s more powerful PS1 console? That’s a little how Pocky & Rocky Reshrined feels at first blush: cute, colourful, and unmistakably retro, yes – but tapping new, previously unavailable power reserves to add Metal Slug-esque chunkiness to its overactive sprites. Despite first appearances, those opening moments – familiar stone steps and Shinto shrines – make way to what is effectively a reimagining of its 30-year-old forebear; an entirely new game, which just happens to start the same. It’s a brave move to steer such a beloved classic in a largely new direction, but it ultimately keeps you on the edge of …
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