This is a tough one for me, as I don’t like to review games for what they aren’t, but while there’s so much on Devastator’s side when it comes to the look and general feel of its twin-stick shooting somehow it doesn’t quite seem to live up to its potential. Any veteran gamer is likely to immediately begin thinking about the classic shooter franchise Geometry Wars when seeing the game’s very similar and stripped down look, and the unfortunate thing is that Devastator, by comparison, struggles to capture what made those games so special. While it has a few different modes to choose from, one problem is that none of them grab you by the collar and demand to be played… they’re just decent. Another issue is that what you’re doing, what you’re trying to shoot, and what you are meant to interact with isn’t always intuitive and it can require some trial and error. That can make for an experience that’s a bit intense and fun but still a bit confusing so you can’t really dig in. Mix this all together and you have a decent twin-stick shooter that offers up some fun, but when you pit it against a strong set of competitors in the eShop it just doesn’t sell itself well against its peers.
Justin Nation, Score: