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Maze Blaze

Developer: Revulo Games

Co-Op Multiplayer
  • Price: $9.99
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
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  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • An odd concept blends with a poorly-chosen control scheme to get this roguelike hopelessly lost

    Maze Blaze, for me, is a bit of a reminder to try not to walk into games with expectations or hopes since when they’re way off it can be a bit crushing. At a glance the maze concept seemed a bit odd, but I was at least down for what appeared to be some twin-stick shooting action, something that can almost always put a smile on my face. Unfortunately, there are some design mistakes here that really hurt the experience quite a bit. The worst offender is the control scheme, which has you moving and aiming with the left stick, ignoring the right, and feeling both awkward and generally inaccurate as a result. It was a real struggle to try to write my brain into remembering how to aim, but then the fact that you had to pretty much stop moving to then shift to aiming and shooting just felt terrible. Worse, the somewhat skewed isometric view often makes accuracy in hitting your enemies more of a challenge than it needs to be, adding further frustration. The thing is, even removing the control-oriented problems I’m not certain the game would stand a chance of making headway in a crowded field of games that are simply better through and through, the meandering through a maze and trying to survive just doesn’t work effectively as a hook to keep you wanting to play more

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Bad [5.7]

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