While not perfect by any means, this budget mix of platforming and shooting works better than expected
It’s always nice when you run into budget games where you’re not quite sure what to expect and get a nice surprise as a result. Going in I saw what looked to be gameplay that mixed together platforming and shooting, and to be honest I was a bit nervous about how it would work out. Typically budget titles tackling twin-stick shooting, especially when it’s a side-scroller, manage to get in their own way a bit with their controls. Thankfully, ChronoBreach Ultra really has no such concerns. Relatively smooth and straight-forward they work as expected, and that lets you focus on the real challenge which is moving, jumping, avoiding enemy fire, and shooting them back. Thankfully you also have some additional tricks on your side with the ability to dash, slow time, and even switch between weapons as well. Throw this together and I enjoyed the fact that there isn’t a clear prescription for success, you’ll really want to find what style of play suits you best. Again, this doesn’t blow the doors off, but it’s a well-made and relatively novel platforming shooter that’s light on the wallet, which is appreciated.
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