Beastly Review: Conglomerate 451
You know being a boss is a tough gig. There is loads of paperwork, staying late and having to run a Conglomerate of killer clones at your disposal. All right maybe some of you can’t relate but in this futuristic city of Conglomerate to bring order. That’s right the senate as elected you to do the deeds that most are afraid to handle. Sector 451 needs your attention and you are the CEO to get it done. Conglomerate 451 is the new kid on the block of cyberpunk dungeon crawler and let’s get right into it!
Conglomerate 451 is just business
So, thanks to the last constitutional decree, you can mass-produce human clones. This is how you will bring order to Sector 451. You will start off with 3 clones as first after you make the name of your company. There is a lot of customization going on in this game. There will upgrades in DNA manipulation, training agents, giving them high-end weaponry, cyber limb attachments, and just one goal. Eradicate all the oppositions on the map.
There is a deep skill tree to enhance your agents. This is where DNA manipulation comes into play when making clones. Strength, Defense, hacking abilities and so much more come into make to making the perfect agent. You can even rename each agent which is great for content creators to get their audience involved by putting them into the game. It is awkward that it is 2099 as my Marvel comics mind jumped into action, but I digress.
Being that corrupted corporations are now in control of all the criminal activity. It is time to take action.
Unleash the Battle Clones:
Vahalla Agency headquarters is the first stop when you are exported to the streets of Sector 451. Here is the first stage of your tutorial. This will support both gamepad and Keyboard and mouse. So, choose your equipment of choice wisely. Utilize the RB and LB to turn left and right, but once facing opponents you will us A, B, X, and Y to use agents skills. You will use RT to shoot and each agent will be equipped with a shield that is in blue and health in red.
The green bar on the bottom is your battery meter. There will be barrels around the area that you can open to replenish your batteries. Keep in mind the battle system works like a turn-based RPG and in First Person. You will have enough time to plan out each attack and use the right moves. Each agent will be versed in hacking, DPS, Support, and Tanking. It all depends on what you do to their mutations in order to gain an advantage.
Interesting note beside some of the advantages you already have there will be street vendors. These vendors can offer some enhancements to help you in battle, but keep in mind a penalty. If you are caught with this after you are done there will be a punishment. The Conglomerate doesn’t take kindly to Agents using combat enhancements that are not sanctioned. There will be an option after you are done to continue exploring or head back to the base in which you will be extracted. Other times you will need to find an elevator to continue one to the next part of the mission. The exploration is definitely an old school dungeon style which makes me feel a bit nostalgic.
Now the personality doesn’t come from the agents as they are mute the whole time. However, you have an A.I. that does all the talking and gives out hilarious quips that keep things interesting. I feel that is the trope these days when it comes to most sci-fi titles. You need that smartass companion to keep you motivated or drive the story.
Conglomerate 451 looks pretty good for a dungeon game that kind of gives me a tabletop feel at times. It is not fully exploration but enough to find secrets and enemies to face off to level up. The world is gritty like a Blade Runner sesspool. I can dig that also the music that is going on is killer. Definitely glad they have non-copyright music involved because it would be a shame not being able to share that during a stream.
There is no emotion behind it outside of the comedic A.I. it just seems everyone is just bland. Also, the walking around is a bit clunky even though I did say it was nostalgia. That feeling ran out quickly when I realized how stiff I felt walking around. Being that it is a single-player game I do not understand why we have to wait for upgrades to be finished after a mission. Games like Warframe do that in real-time hours. Even though this is not real-time hours, it is still weird to have to wait. However, I do welcome that you can’t spam upgrades there is a bit of a cool down and a grind for more materials.
Sometimes the maps can be a bit confusing when you have to return to the same mission area. I am totally cool with it being a grind fest, but I was expecting a bit more of an opposition returning. It seems like a week has gone by since the last mission, so I would assume there would be some threats. Not much at all to be honest.
There is a lot of potential with Conglomerate 451. Interesting customization and definitely streamer friendly if you want to entertain viewers by naming clones after them. It has a fun concept, but I just wish it had more personality. Being that it is an affordable game for just $20 on steam, that makes it worth it. You can have a lot of creative fun and many tactical ways to take on enemies. So choose wisely and build your team to your liking! In that, I give it the Beast approval of a BUY! Check it out for yourself I plan to stream it a bit more soon so if you want me to put you as one of my clones definitely visit my stream by clicking here.
Conglomerate 451 is available now and you can head over here to pick up your copy. I hope you enjoyed the review and please comment below. – Beast Out –