Schacht review for PS4

Platform: PS4
Also On: PC
Publisher: LAB132 GmbH
Developer: LAB132 GmbH
Medium: Digital
Players: 1
Online: Leaderboards

When you first boot up Schacht, it seems kind of promising. It looks like a fairly polished endless runner with a shiny sci-fi theme. The training levels suggest that it’s got tight — if somewhat limited — controls. In fact, by the time I was finished the tutorial, I was wondering if I’d stumbled across some amazing hidden gem.

And then I discovered that that’s pretty much all there is here.

Okay, that’s not totally fair. Schacht also has a daily race, where you can compete against other players’ times. There’s an endless running mode, where you can see how long you can go, again compared to other players on a global leaderboard. There are weekly versions of both. And…uh…well, that’s it.

I could see a situation where this could lead to fun. If there were active leaderboards, for example, then I could potentially see why you might want to go back on a daily basis and try to perfect your run. But there aren’t, which means that the one thing that Schacht features outside of its tutorial is basically pointless.

If Schacht were free, I could see suggesting people check it out, since it shows some promise, and it suggests that the people behind it may be worth watching. But at a price of literally any amount above zero, there’s just no way you’re getting your money’s worth here.

LAB132 GmbH provided us with a Schacht PS4 code for review purposes.

Grade: D