Kaiju fighting games are witnessing a resurgence and it’s a beautiful thing. PS2 efforts like War of the Monsters set the scene and through recent efforts like Override: Mech City Brawl that legacy lives on. Making little secret of its inspirations, here comes GigaBash from Passion Republic Games, a colourful new kaiju brawler. While there isn’t much here for solo players, GigaBash is a great time with friends.
Offering 10 characters – which, fantastically, includes a living building called Kongkrete – it’s a deathmatch within a destructible 3D arena. Each Titan’s packing light and heavy attacks, can throw opponents plus objects, alongside avoiding attacks through blocking and dashing. Over time, you’ll charge up a giga energy meter, transforming into an S-Class Titan for increased damage once activated. Standard stuff, though GigaBash keeps the fight interesting with inventive arena designs.
For those opting to play it solo, GigaBash has four different story campaigns, each based around a particular Titan. Housing five stages each, the missions mostly amount to fighting other Titans and watching cutscenes. Sometimes there’s other challenges like destroying barriers or herding creatures, but they’re few and far between. It lacks variety and these campaigns don’t last particularly long either; we hit credits in under two hours.
Multiplayer is undoubtedly the game's main draw. Supporting up to four players, you've got free-for-all, 2v2 team battles, while Mayhem Mode – which is sadly not available online – introduces minigames, including classics like The Floor is Lava and boss fights. Our personal favourite is Rampage, which sees players racing to destroy as many buildings as possible for points, though there’s plenty of other options. This all adds some necessary variety and if you can assemble three other players, GigaBash is a great time that comes recommended.
I'm aware of the argument that price doesn't matter, games should be judged by their own merits, and in the future where all gaming is subscription based that may well be true, but right now for this game I need a price. Especially as Multiversus just released free to start.
Looks like $19.99 tops, but it could be free or it could be $59.99. It matters to most I think.
Edit: Gigabash is $34.99 on Steam and the Epic Games store, $49.99 on the PS4 or PS5. 🤑
@rjejr It's a pricing error. Should be $34.99 on all platforms based from what I've read on Reddit.
@WanderingBullet Thanks, and I hope so. But as of 2:30PM New York time on 8/4 it's $49.99. If people buy it at this price do you think Sony will refund them? 🤷♂️ It let me put in in my cart, tax and everything.
Not sure I could justify spending 50 plus tax on this.
You won't. Unless you really wanna tip the cashier
@rjejr I think so.
i never heard of this
I think I'll wait for discount since I only want it for the campaign. I wish the campaign took longer to finish since the gameplay and story looks really fun 😃
@WanderingBullet Sorry to bother you but I clicked on that twitter link and it gave me an error message, maybe Gigabash deleted their update? 🤷♂️ Here's what Twitter could find, nto sure which tweet you were referring too.
On the bright side the PSN store does have $35.49 now so that's good. Why not $34.99 like Epic and Steam I don't know but $35.49 is better than $49.99 so I won't quibble over 50 cents.
Edit: Looks like somebody on Twitter needs a refund.
Hi, love the game so far. Me and my friend were teaming up against people online, levels are really cool. Unfortunately, I spent $50 USD on this and it appears that pricing is a mistake. Can you let me know how this can be resolved?"
@rjejr Sorry, for the late reply. Yeah, looks like they removed it. Don't know why they did it, though.
Also, $35.49 is a weird amount.lol I thought it'd be $34.99 too because on that removed tweet they said the game was $15 more than the intended price.
@WanderingBullet No apology necessary, I only check my email once a day, and I'm packing for vacation, checking out, won't see it for another week.😂
Pricing is weird, but it's still $15 too much for me. Actually everything my AAA is starting to look like a subscription game to me. Subscriptions, free-to-start, Black Friday sales, why pay full price for anything?🤷
@rjejr Enjoy your vacation, dood.
Will try out the game soon enough, its been a long time since I played a good giant monster fighter game.
@WanderingBullet Thanks. I'm enjoying it so much I'm ready to go to bed at 8:52 and I'm not even drinking. Sun is draining. 🌞
@WanderingBullet Question (but first yes, this is a 4 month old thread, told ya I was bad at this stuff😂) did you know there was a Godzilla 4-pack DLC for this game? Just saw it now on twitter, makes me want to buy the game more now than I did back in August. Still seems a bit much even on sale for $25 w/ the $10 DLC but I added both the game and DLC to my wishlist, maybe someday.
@rjejr Yes, I did. Think they teased it last month if I'm not mistaken. I haven't bought the game myself either.
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