Welcome to our AVICII Invector review. Many people will know that AVICII (Tim Berling) was a talented DJ who produced some massive hits right until his sudden death, but what they might not know is that he was also an avid gamer so much so that one his last bits of work was heavily contributing to this rhythm-based game.
- AVICII Invector
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (2020)
- Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
- Developer: Hello There Games & Tim Berling
- Publisher: Wired Productions Ltd
- Multiplayer: 1 – 4 Players Local
- Available: December 10th, 2019
- Price: £15.99 (U.K) $19.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 3 (U.K) T (U.S)
- Review Code Provided
AVICII Invector is a game more about music than it is narrative, but it still features some narrative in which see a character known as Stella traveling through the game’s several hub planets and she seeks out some chocolate. It’s quite a humorous plotline and serves enough purpose as it creates a break between the different tracks on offer.
The premise is a rather simple one and it’s not too difficult to learn the game, even though it can be tricky to master. You take flight in a space ship that is traveling across a central track and dotted across the entire track are glowing button press opportunities that require you to hit the marked button in a timely manner to help build your combo and raise your score.
There are areas of the tracks where the shape becomes a triangle and you’re required to move left or right to flip sideways in order to successfully fly over the next button press moment. In order to split the tracks up a bit and stop things becoming too stale the developers have given each track an area where the track splits and sends your flying through rings for a few seconds in order to try and keep your combo going.
Controlling the ship is rather easy as it moves on its own, all you’ll have to do is move it left or right and time your button presses well in order to rack up those points. There are three difficulty settings and whilst easy is obviously the easiest it still has its challenging moments, although the medium difficulty is where the speed and amount of button press opportunities rise drastically enough to cause me problems and obviously the hardest mode is a true challenge. The hardest difficulty option for each track can only be unlocked if a song/track has been completed on the medium difficulty first.
It’s all really well put together thanks to the combination of AVIICI’s music and the futuristic-looking levels that match the style of music that he was known for.
With 25 of the late DJ’s tracks to play to, it’s certainly hard not to be moved by this game, especially considering that Tim Berling personally worked with the developers on creating this game before his death. Whether it’s the wise lyrics of The Nights or the catchy beat of Levels there’s something in this game for all AVICII fans as well as three never before heard tracks.
If you fancy competing with your friends around one-screen you’ll be pleased to know that AVICII Invector features a split-screen multiplayer for up to 4 players at a time.
The only real downside to this game is that it offers nothing beyond the typical playstyle and this means it’s kind of hard to go back to once completed. If you’re the competitive type you might find the global leaderboard to be a good enough reason to go back, but for me, it’s not enticing enough.
AVICII Invector is a fun way to remember the talented DJ and all the memories he left within his music. It’s so well put together and has enough music to make a playthrough enjoyable. The replayability is none existent in the sense that there are no other modes to enjoy unless you fancy taking on the leaderboard.
That concludes our AVICII Invector review. To purchase the game on PlayStation 4 check out the links below.