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Basement Crawl is a reasonably-priced, well-made game lacking the features to make it a must-have. It simply doesn’t offer enough as a multiplayer-only game to fully recommend as a purchase to anyone other than folks who are dying for Bomberman on the PS4. As a clone of that franchise, it has a refreshingly different art style and motif to it, but would’ve benefited from a single-player campaign to get into the story only hinted at in the opening cinematic. Fans of the macabre and Bomberman may be tempted to play it, but even if you’re pre-disposed to liking the game, you’re better off waiting for a sale.
PlayStation Lifestyle (Feb 27, 2014)
If it were a more robust experience, Basement Crawl could be a little gem. It’s a simplistic sort of time-killing fun that I would expect out of a cheap mobile game, but as a full featured PS4 title, it feels like there is content missing and a lack of polish. Add to that the confusing nature of what Basement Crawl is really trying to be, the lack of anything to capture interest past playing a few matches, and the multiplayer-only focus which will create limitations when few people are online playing, and you have a game that probably isn’t worth the space on your hard drive. You could wait for a sale, but even then, you’ll probably have something better to play.
PSN Stores (Feb 26, 2014)
With no sort of single player mode (though the developer said they’d add one if there’s interest for it), a small number of people online, and that list of bugs I can’t see Basement Crawl having a long life online. Even when it works, despite a small glimmer of potential, Basement Crawl is still just Bomberman with a new coat of paint.
IGN UK (Mar 06, 2014)
Basement Crawl is a limp, poorly presented, and broken Bomberman clone, and easily the worst PS4 game to date.
GameSpot (Feb 28, 2014)
It has been a while since a good Bomberman game was released, and nobody else seems to be interested in mimicking that classic gameplay. If you can get a solid group of four local Bomberman fans, and you have no desire to change any of the game's standard settings, you can have some simple fun blowing each other up. But if you're really desperate for this kind of experience, you're better off hunting down just about any Bomberman game from years past, rather than getting dirty crawling through the muck in this basement.
PSX Extreme (Mar 04, 2014)
When you combine everything, you get a monumentally disappointing experience that really isn’t worth the price of admission. Plain ol’ nostalgia will only get you so far, Bloober Team.
20 (Mar 03, 2014)
Basement Crawl nie jest grą, do której chce się wracać. Ba, nie jest grą, którą w ogóle warto uruchamiać. Dawno nie spotkałem się z produktem tak koszmarnie wykonanym, nieprzemyślanym i pozbawionym sensu.
GamesRadar (Feb 27, 2014)
A poorly executed Bomberman clone that is technically broken in almost every respect, Basement Crawl is shambling husk of an online multiplayer game. Avoid as if your life depended on it.
Digitally Downloaded (Mar 05, 2014)
So I simply don't see where this game's appeal lies. Even once the technical flaws are repaired, and even after I have a better understanding on how to play following the implementation of a tutorial, I still can't see myself having more fun with this game than I would playing a good Bomberman game, or a decent horror title.
Destructoid (Feb 27, 2014)
Basement Crawl is not only a broken, unfinished game -- it's also a poor one. It's sad that given the situation with Hudson Soft and Konami, the chances of a PS4 port of a Bomberman game are slim to none. It sounds weird to be asking for yet another Bomberman game in 2014, but given the circumstances, anything would be better than this.
10 (Feb 28, 2014)
Trzymajcie się z daleka. W pierwszą polską grę na nową generację konsol nie warto byłoby zainwestować nawet gdyby była wolna od wszystkich uciążliwych bugów. Dlaczego? Bo praktycznie nie ma żadnej zawartości. Już nawet stare Dyna Blaster miało więcej trybów gry. To powinno się znaleźć w dziale Minis za piątaka. Oczywiście pod warunkiem, że byłoby ukończone. Nie tak dawno pisaliśmy o tym, że Basement Crawl kosztowało niemałe pieniądze. Szkoda tylko, że produkowane z zerowym budżetem indyki oferują znacznie więcej. 42 zł? Lepiej kupić Rambo jak będzie w promocji.
Diehard GameFan (Mar 13, 2014)
On paper, and even up to the point you reach the title screen, Basement Crawl seems like it could be a cool little game. Unfortunately spending any amount of time actually playing it will dash any possible aspirations you might have had for it against the rocks repeatedly. With literally nothing to support it’s concept and premise, you’re $9.99 is essentially spent on a poorly designed and criminally limited take on Bomberman painted with a light horror aesthetic for no other reason than the aesthetic itself.