The holiday season might be wrapping up but my game of the festive season is still my main play.
Avicii Invector is a neon clad spaceship racer title that is both pleasingly simple to pick up and play, yet super addictive and equally challenging.
Throughout 25 full on hyper fast Levels Avicii Invector sees you as a rebellious young pilot of a slip streaming small ship burning up the fun-slide like runways in differing Galaxy’s using timed button hits to change directory, gain a necessary boost and aim for that glorious high score.
Sure, it sounds like ‘just another’ QTE (Quick Time Event) game. It is – and isn’t.
Developers; Hello There Games have created every button hit, every twist, turn and loop to the beat, the synth change, the high and the bass low of Aviici’s tracks. Every Level is based upon one of the late legendary DJ’s songs and you will really need to get in to the rhythm, feel every beat to successfully navigate every course.
Courses open up one by one, mostly, as you gain enough points to go further. If in any given Level you do not do too well, you’ll need to repeat until you have enough of a scoring to venture ahead.
Avicii Invector is unforgiving in places. Each course plays out with a clever mix of easy to master and super hard areas, so don’t expect a simple ride right from the beginning.
I went into Avicii Invector with an open mind. Being a fan of his music for years and having seen some early code I rightfully predicted that it was going to be easy to pick up yet hard to put down title.
A beautifully rendered game that also plays out as a tribute to Aviici and his unique sound. A definite must play either solo or with up to four other players.
Released: December 2019
Platforms: Xbox One, also released on PC (Windows 10), PlayStation 4
Genre: Racing, Music
Developer: Hello There Games
Publisher: Wired Productions