Night Agent: I’m the Savior puts you in the high school shoes of a teenage demon slayer in training. To the outside world, you’re just an average student, and the world of demons is nothing more than the stuff of fairy tales. But you and your classmates know better, the threat of a demonic invasion has never been more imminent as something called the Heaven Crystal hangs in the balance between good and evil.
Cliched in a Good Way
Despite the melodramatic sounding premise, HK TAIHE INTERACTIVE LIMITED’s Night Agent is an overly comedic action RPG. This works well, as the story would seem contrived if it wasn’t.
The story is cut up into chapters and then segments. Each of these segments is a level in the game, usually accompanied by a small cutscene preceding them. This fits into the manga-esque style they’ve chosen for the game. It keeps you going through the story in a formulaic but entertaining pattern. Altogether it was reminiscent of the Saturday morning cartoons I used to watch. All of this wouldn’t hold up, however, if the gameplay wasn’t enjoyable. But that is simply not the case with Night Agent.
Taking on the Horde
Night Agent reminded me of the Dynasty Warriors franchise with its over-the-top gameplay. Each level has you complete an objective, defeat a boss, defend a point and so on. But for me, the real fun came in seeing all the unique characters and finding which one suited my playstyle the most. Night Agent features 30 playable characters, each with their own moves and playstyles. Some are slow, heavy hitters while others are fast, crowd controllers (and everything in between). The different Agents can be unlocked through playing the story, leveling up and receiving scratch cards. Their gear and abilities can then be upgraded to maximize their efficiency in battle.
The combat in the game is enjoyable, but I was left wishing levels were longer. Most of the time you’ll be put in a small arena where you’ll battle it out with a set amount of foes. The fight will usually be over before you even have time to use your super move. I suppose wanting more of a game speaks to its enjoyability as a whole, but I was still somewhat disappointed. The controls are super smooth and the environment, character models, and animations really make this game come alive with their bright and vivid colors. The only real problems I had were iffy translations and a couple of times the excellent music cut out on me.
Flashy Fighting Fun
Night Agent: I’m the Savior isn’t some thought-provoking or unbelievably memorable experience. It’s a game about killing demons that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I enjoyed my experience with the title and while I don’t think it’s very memorable, I still think it’s worth checking out if you just want a good time.
Is it Hardcore?
Night Agent: I’m the Savior is a comedic, action-oriented game that will have you take on hordes of demons (and make you look stylish while doing it).