LifeisXbox’s Boris the Rocket review | In the exciting world of video games, we often find ourselves with very peculiar games. Each one has its own style and story, other times, we find ourselves in a game where we will control a Soviet soldier whose objective is to arm and disarm atomic bombs. Boris the Rocket (ToR Studios) is a simulator of a soviet missile operator during the cold war. You will have the opportunity to defend the vast mother country alone.
We played Boris the Rocket for about 15 hours on Xbox Series X. This game is also available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & Microsoft Windows.
What we liked!
- A very interesting game | In Boris the Rocket, we will take control of a Soviet soldier, whose sole objective is to arm and disarm missiles in order to defend the Soviet base and take one more step in the cold war. Obviously, it’s not as simple as it seems, the game can be classified as a survival game, where we must take into account several things such as cold, food, etc.
- Surviving in this game is not so easy | Obviously, the game doesn’t only consist of arming missiles, as I said before, we have to take into account a good amount of things in order to advance and defend our base correctly. For example, it is known that the cold in Russia is complicated, for that reason, the cold/heat factor is very important in this game. For them, we will have to craft or find different things on the map, to be able to fight the cold and continue with our work.
- Little time, a lot to do | Something that I noticed while playing this title for a good time, is that it doesn’t give you a break at all. As we already know, the main thing is to keep our missile reserves always in good quantity, but also, if we want to advance in the story, we must explore the map, in order to find different kinds of things, such as a code for a safe, which It will lead us to a puzzle. It’s a game that will always keep you active and I would dare to say that you will never be calm to do what you want or explore, that is why it’s very important to know how to manage the times well within the game.
- A game that is quite complicated | Boris the Rocket has a complexity that not many can get used to. When it comes to “assembling” the missiles, we must go through a series of puzzles in order to progress with said assembly, personally, I found them quite complicated and even difficult to understand. This does not mean that I do not like that it is that complex, it’s a typical game where over time the mechanics can be better understood, it is just a matter of trial and error
What we disliked
- The duration of the loading screens | Loading times in video games is always a matter of debate, in Boris the Rocket I felt that each loading screen lasted an eternity, the first screens took up to 5 minutes to load and that seems to me that it’s something, nowadays, that can’t be missed
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