Hyperscape Impressions

A fast and fluid look at Hyperscape.

The battle royale genre keeps getting bigger with new releases every so often. It would seem the latest ‘hype’ in gaming isn’t going away any time soon.

Most battle royale games come with a lot of hype. They then gradually find their own little spot in the gaming industry and carry on doing their own thing.

It is interesting to see what each new game brings to the table. Hypescape by Ubisoft is the latest foray into the battle royale genre and with it comes a unique take on how death and revives work.

Something New/ Something Old

The first thing I noticed when dropping into Hyperscape’s map was that the buildings have a striking resemblance to those used in Assassin’s Creed Unity.

It makes sense that Ubisoft would use assets from that game and give them a more futuristic look to use here. It saves money. I like how the map looks and how the game sounds, especially when you’re running on the rooftops.

I know it is an odd thing to point out but I really like hearing my feet tap on the roofs as I run and jump around.

The death and revive mechanic is really interesting. When a player dies they become a ghost and can still ping enemies. When an enemy dies their death spot becomes a revive point for allied down players. It’s like a ‘down but not out’ system which is quite cool.

The game looks and sounds good. And don’t get me started on the use of the song ‘Feel the Same’ by Battletapes that pops up every now and then. It’s a clever choice in music for the feel of the game.

A New, Fast Shooter

Hyperscape is a very fast game with sliding, jumping and quick movements. It feels fluid and responsive. Players who like Call of Duty and Apex Legends will love this game.

Sadly though, this isn’t for me. I’m more of a slow-paced, take my time sort of guy. The only real first-person shooter I enjoyed was Battlefield 4.

For those who like these fast, fluid shooters, I highly recommend Hyperscape. It is a solid game in that department and it looks and sounds great with a revive and death system that really stands out.

Best of all? It’s free!