I love dungeon crawlers and last year, I had a great time with void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium so here's a mildly enhanced version for PS5.
void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium
void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium is a unique take on the classic Mystery Dungeon formula where you traverse dungeons while moving at the same time as your enemies. What makes it special is that you take care of a sick human named Toriko by feeding, nurturing, and cleaning up after her between runs. Meanwhile, you'll gather materials that you can use to create a lovely place for her to live. It's a heartwarming premise despite being post-apocalyptic and I thoroughly enjoyed unloading my haul only to watch the hub area gradually become more habitable. Plus, doing so gives you permanent status boosts. The core gameplay itself has you control a robot named Robbie and amassing a wealth of upgrades and equipment as you take out increasingly powerful foes while managing your health and energy is quite enjoyable even if it is a little on the unchallenging side. Overall, it's a great game so read my full review if you'd like to learn more about it.void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium Review
void tRrLM();++ //Void Terrarium++ differences
Of course, void tRrLM();++ //Void Terrarium++ is an enhanced version so let's explore what's different. For starters, it runs very smoothly on PS5 with no loading times, seamless transitions, and steady visual performance. This is great considering how much I love the artwork and music because it really pops on PlayStation 5. Obviously, it's not a realistic-looking game but if you appreciate well-crafted artwork with a layer of subtle sci-fi effects then you'll love the sights of Void Terrarium++. Oh, and its chill soundtrack is excellent, too! 🎵
For new actual content, there isn't much and all of it is within the hub area. The most substantial addition is that you can dress up Toriko via a handful of dresses as well as accessories and hairstyles which incorporate a few components such as colour. There are also a few new diseases for her which makes me feel bad for her so make sure to take extra care when you play! Anyway, you can also play little games like Hide and Seek and Tag with her although they're more cosmetic than actual mini-games. Considering the additions aren't all that substantial, I'd say that it's only worth getting Void Terrarium++ if you don't have the vanilla version or if you're a hardcore fan and were thinking about playing it through again. Even though it's great, I wish they fixed some issues that I had with the original, too.
I'm happy to be able to play through a great dungeon crawler again on newer hardware and with some cosmetic additions. However, I can only fully recommend getting void tRrLM();++ //Void Terrarium++ if you don't already own the original iteration.
- + Same excellent dungeon crawling experience with a superb art style and soundtrack
- + Runs great on PlayStation 5
- + Features some welcome cosmetic extras
- - Likely not worth getting if you already own the vanilla version
- - Issues from the original remain