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Gunborg: Dark Matters


Publisher: RED ART GAMES

  • Price: $14.99
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Aug 22, 2023 [$4.49]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $3.74
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • More budget-friendly titles are almost always a challenge to know how to score against their more full-priced brethren. When the game is a bit cheaper than most, what expectations can you pull back and how far tend to be fair questions. The beauty is the ones that show up on your doorstep and surprise you with quality gameplay that removes the concern with how to be fair about scoring them, it’s just clear that they work. Gunborg keeps things a bit on the simple side with its twin-stick side-scrolling slashing, shielding, and shooting but there’s beauty in how tightly it controls and how solidly it’s executed. The platforming can be challenging at times, especially when you’re embroiled in some combat, but it’s almost always fair… it just keeps raising the bar periodically and asking you to be better and smarter, and I can respect that. Though it doesn’t last more than maybe a small handful of hours it’s a lean and focused title that knows what it wants to do, executes it well, and leaves you challenged as well as satisfied. If you’re down for some intense action that changes things up between the need to shoot, shield, and slash, never quite allowing you to simply get into a comfortable rhythm, it delivers nicely.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.5]

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