With its stunning pixel art visuals and an intense mix of slashing and shooting challenges, Demon Purge satisfies
I suppose at this point for fans of the games that Inti Creates brings to the market it’s no surprise when they feature an absolutely gorgeous pixel art style. Demon Purge is no exception to that rule, as its colorful and often quite ornate background locales and bosses are sure to catch the eye. Depending on your tastes their gameplay pedigree may not be as consistently flawless, but they have been known to produce some gems. As far as I’m concerned you can add this title to the “rock-solid hit” pile, not just successful in pleasing the eyes and ears, but also more than delivering on the promise of smart and sometimes intense gameplay. You’ll spend your time carefully switching between (or, if playing co-op, each of you controlling) two sisters who have very different skills. While Shinobu favors firing from a distance with her guns, Maya is all about getting up close and personal. In order to be as successful as possible you’ll need to carefully (and quickly) consider your enemies, the layout of the stage you’re on, and work out which sister is best suited to the situation. This plays into the varied puzzles you’ll also periodically deal with, needing to be sure to use the right sister for the job. While it can get a bit difficult at times, in particular in the boss fights before you really get their attack patterns down, there’s no question that this is an eye-poppingly beautiful and tightly-controlled action title fans shouldn’t miss out on.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.3]