February 13th, 2021 by Simon Elliott

UltraGoodness 2 - PS5 Platinum Review

UltraGoodness 2 is a twin-stick shooter plotting good against evil. Take your trusty cat and tear Satan's forces to pieces!

In UltraGoodness 2, time moves extremely slowly unless you're moving or shooting. This gives you an opportunity to plan your next attack, but if you want to go in all guns blazing, you can do that too for a more fast-paced shooter. The main objective is to kill all of the Satanic and possessed creatures - from cute evil bunnies to giant laser shooting bats and demons - on each level before unlocking the exit. As you kill enemies they'll drop gems and picking these up will eventually allow you to purchase upgrades to your cat and weapon.

Enemies generally drop 1 gem, but there are turrets and dangers scattered around each level and destroying these will provide a golden gem worth 10. You also have access to two special powers; bomb, which you can use every 10 seconds and Armageddon which takes 60 seconds (of moving or shooting) to recharge, but allows you to target 3 areas for obliteration, making it much easier to take out the tougher enemies.


Overview

  • Release Date: 10th February, 2021
  • Publisher: Ratalaika Games SL
  • Date Started: 12th February, 2021
  • Date Completed: 12th February, 2021
  • Version Played: Digital
  • Price: £3.99 (Bundle Includes PS4 & PS5 Version)

The Good

  • Nice colourful graphics
  • An awesome drum & bass soundtrack
  • It's quick to Platinum
  • PS4 and PS5 version for one price, two Platinums for the price of one!

The Bad

  • The gameplay is fairly limited and every level is more or less the same.
  • It can get hard if you get swarmed by enemies.
  • The game crashed every time I used Rest Mode on PS5.
  • The hitboxes for collecting gems is very specific, because of how fast you move it can be a bit awkward trying to pick them up.

Hardest Trophy

  • Level 7 - Complete level 7.

This is arguably the last trophy you'll earn as you only need to complete the first 7 levels for trophies (there are more), however the levels get slightly harder the more you progress, so this one would probably be the toughest one. That said if you move slowly and plan your movement before rushing into an area, none of the levels are really that difficult at all.


Helpful Bugs / Glitches / Exploits

I wouldn't call it an exploit, rather a useful feature from the devs, but whenever you die you keep any gems you've picked up. If you're struggling with a level, keep trying and eventually you'll get enough gems to upgrade your cat / gun which should make things easier. 


Platinum Difficulty Rating - 3/10

3/10

It's not difficult if you take your time, but I died a few times until I got the hang of how to deal with the different enemies.


Platinum Time - 30 Mins to 1 Hour

Once you know what you're doing and take it slow (or get lucky), it should be easy enough to get the Platinum within 30 minutes. You only need to complete 7 levels, each taking around 5 minutes but the slower you take it the easier it is.


Platinum Enjoyment Rating - 8/10

8/10
I thought it was fun enough to Platinum it on PS4 and PS5 one after the other. I think the fact that it's pretty quick to complete, combined with the fact that dying allows you to keep your gems - meaning you're always working towards purchasing an upgrade - means it was quite a fun way to spend an hour or two. If the game was much longer I think it might have started to become quite a grind and I didn't play it past level 7 for the trophies but I would happily Platinum it again.


Overall Game Rating - 7/10

7/10
As long as you know what type of game it is when you buy it, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Obviously it doesn't come close to being as polished as some of Sony's first party games, but for an indie game with 2 available Platinums within an hour, it does what it needs to do.


Platinum #490

Here are my most recent Platinum Trophies up to and including this game.

Platinum # Game Platform Date
490 UltraGoodness 2 PS5 12th February 2021
489 UltraGoodness 2 PS4 12th February 2021
488 Deponia PS4 11th February 2021
487 Roombo: First Blood PS4 10th February 2021
486 Ganbare! Super Strikers PS4 9th February 2021

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