Extreme Exorcism (Wii U) Review

By Shanker Varma 22.12.2016

Review for Extreme Exorcism on Wii U

In most games, killing an enemy means that it is removed from a level, yet the hook here in Extreme Exorcism sees defeated ghosts returning to mimic the player for the rest of the round. This gives a unique feature to a simple, but enjoyable, platformer that is engrossing with its quick action and funky soundtrack. After positive early impressions, and a review of the Xbox One version, Cubed3 now tackles the final Wii U release.

Upon starting a level in Extreme Exorcism, the first round involves finding a weapon to use to defeat the ghost that is roaming around. The vanquished foe then returns in the next round, with a crown, to copy the player from the previous round as it moves identically, picks up the exact weapon and shoots at the same time. At any one time, it is possible to carry and use up to two weapons that include swords, shotguns and rayguns.

While the concept sounds simple, it doesn't take long for the action to ramp up its intensity as simultaneously fighting several ghosts demands careful attention to finish a level and progress through the arcade mode. This can be done alone or with up to three other people in co-operative mode. The frantic nature of the multiplayer is worth trying as it becomes very addictive.

Screenshot for Extreme Exorcism on Wii U

To add further value, the developer has included 50 challenges with certain criteria to meet in order to complete a stage. The limits imposed here force the use of tactics that may not necessarily come to mind during the freedom of the arcade section. When the crown ghost, for example, is invincible until the others have been defeated, it is no longer possible to make a beeline for the king to quickly finish a level. While these are only available in single player, deathmatches are available to add to the multiplayer fun. The biggest downside is that there is no online mode, which is disappointing, but local play is still very entertaining.

When looking at Extreme Exorcism, the first thing that comes to mind is its retro graphic style. This is in no way a limiting factor as a variety of environments captivate attention and keep the game feeling fresh, which is very welcome as it is easy to lose hours to the engaging action. A funky, retro soundtrack does a wonderful job of complementing the gameplay, without masking the sound effects of the weaponry. It can become difficult to keep track of what is happening, with several characters on screen, but that often adds to the excitement, especially given the fast-paced nature.

Screenshot for Extreme Exorcism on Wii U

Cubed3 Rating

7/10
Rated 7 out of 10

Very Good - Bronze Award

Rated 7 out of 10

Hunting ghosts is taken to a new level as they copy the player upon being defeated, and the quick speed makes this a fun and frantic title, whether it is played alone or with friends. Between the arcade, challenge, and deathmatch modes, there is a lot to do for anyone looking for a simple and very enjoyable experience. The only drawbacks come from the lack of online play, but Extreme Exorcism is still great to play alone or with some friends.

Developer

Golden Ruby Games

Publisher

Ripstone

Genre

2D Platformer

Players

4

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  7/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  0 (0 Votes)

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