While it’s not terribly ambitious or tough, there’s some solid twin-stick arcade shooting here on a budget
While a low price certainly can’t compensate for games that are inherently awful, it is important to consider their cost against their feature set and (to an extent) degree of polish to be fair. Giving Doomed to Hell a number of runs I walked away at least mildly impressed but hardly overwhelmed with excitement either, but then I saw its very humble price. OK then, so for a mere $4.99 as its asking price it now gets bumped up into a category at least deserving some props for delivering a fairly good game that plays well at a very fair price. If you’re an old-school gamer well versed in the art of circle strafing you’re likely to feel right at home here, and the reasonable variety of weapons and perks will keep you on your toes since there’s some roguelike randomness in what your options are each run, preventing you from getting too much into a rut of pure repetition. I do appreciate that the further you get along the more nasty the varieties of enemies you’ll face, and the stages make themselves a bit tougher to simply continue to circle with, stepping up the challenge nicely. While there are certainly better roguelike twin-stick shooters out there, most are at least double the price or more, making this a tempting pick-up for people who enjoy solid arcade shooting as well as a bargain.
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