You intrepid heroes get tatted up, swing swords, and press B to enter. GOKEN faces the CHAIRQUISITION!

Game: GOKEN
Webzone: GOKEN
Devel: GIANTY Inc.
Engine: Unity
Price: £10.99 / £US 14.99 / £CA 16.99
Wazzat: GOKEN is an action filled RPG where you’re in the search for the lost five swords and maybe saving the world too.

Mandatory Disclosure: Devs sent us keys.


CHAIRQUISITION:
CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Check it out

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies


Makes with the working

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • No support for UHD.
  • Has some serious herky-jerk and it’s a known problem.
  • The suggestion to slide the openGL settings to high-performance is FSM damned laughable.
  • Part of the ChairQAsition is to warn you about shite like this.
  • Do NOT pick up this title unless you can overlook legit microstuttering.

M-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Microstutters are real
  • 1080p looks nice scaled to 2160p

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • There’s a lot of herky jerk and I didn’t see it drop below 59FerPS at any point.
  • This is the perfect example of a game with crappy frame-pacing issues.
  • It’s clearly a Unity game, it always spawns on the wrong screen and it has the dark blue screen of nothingness.

Total-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


Shiny / Sounds

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • I dig the fusion soundtrack.
  • Hella pretty
  • Well animated
  • Honestly it was about 20x better than I expected.

M-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • I’ve said this before, but aesthetics in games should serve to complement the mechanics.
  • We’ve had many examples of games which fall on both sides of that.
  • GOKEN’s biggest failure in this department is how the visual feedback for combat is almost non-existent.
  • The other most noticeable issue is the slightly jaunty camera angle which can make it hard to predict whether or not the swings of your swords will connect.

Total-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


Control

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Accept and cancel buttons are arse backwards.
  • Pressing B to enter areas or open chests can be hit–or-miss.

M-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

 

P-CHAIR