Giants: They are just like us, but bigger and usually more mean.But in the case of early access to action RPG Giant Uprising, Humans are the real monsters. The giant you play is enslaved by cruel humans and forced to fight in the Gladiator’s Pit, only to cooperate with one of the seemingly few decent humans on the planet (he sits on your shoulders and provides useful advice) Only later escaped.
Now is the time to get a little reward in the form of crushing, stomping and throwing stones in every human village and camp you see. Do you hear a scream when you destroy the building and smash the soldiers to pieces? This is justice. Great justice.
Your giant has several different ways of attacking. You can stom your big foot naturally, and charging your stomping before stepping on your foot can cause some serious AOE injuries. You can also slam with both hands or do a big two-handed blow, you can dodge, this can also be used as a short jump, if people happen to stand in your way, it will crush them. Smashing buildings into firewood can not only bring you a small amount of health improvement, but also pick up some debris and use it as a melee or throwing weapon. Enough smashing and killing will also fill the anger meter, allowing you to improve in a short (not huge) time.
But if you think you can rush in and crush everything in front of you, think again. You may be very large, but there are more humans than you, and have developed a lot of weapons to deal with giants, including huge bear traps (they may just call them giant traps), harpoons tied with ropes can both hurt you and can Slow your speed, the ballistas and tall turrets that fire missiles, they will destroy your health and make you stagger. In Giants Uprising, retreat is as important as smashing. When this problem is really solved, you will quickly find that despite your size, you are still weak.
In addition, you are not just fighting small people. There are many despicable old giants recruited (probably against their will) to serve humanity, so sometimes you will face long and fierce competitions with people your age.
It takes a while to get used to controlling the giant. Not that I expect to be as flexible as Spider-Man-we are talking about a giant here-but the attack may take longer than expected, and if you are attacking, getting hurt will usually interrupt you. Being stunned is very common, because human attacks on the ground, rain of arrows from above, or being hit by cannons and catapults will destroy your animation and leave you standing there helplessly. Always keep the dodge button in mind, otherwise you may find that the health of the giant will quickly become nothing.
There are some considerable issues in this early access version. It definitely needs some optimization: sometimes when I actually smash things and the air is filled with tiny ragdoll bodies and wood fragments, my frame rate drops very badly. I also encountered some errors, such as when the rolling boulder failed to destroy the gate I needed to pass, which meant I had to restart the level. Manipulating giants to pick up meat (to restore health) or weapons from the ground can sometimes be very cumbersome.
But there must be some hope in the Giant Uprising. Despite the problem, picking up a large piece of wood and throwing it on the map immediately destroys enemy cannons that are too far away to knock you back, which is very satisfying. I am glad that although human beings are mean, they are not very stupid. Kill enough of them, and the rest will usually run away screaming, so you don’t have to hunt down the last villain and crush them into a paste.
The early access roadmap shows more levels, new enemy weapons such as airships and railguns, as well as custom systems that will be added in 2021 and 2022.You will find Giant Uprising on Steam, Currently you can enjoy a 10% discount, and you can try it for free.