Though it works as a relatively simple twin-stick shooter with some jumping, overall it just lacks the oomph to get to the next level
This is one of those titles that leaves me not feeling entirely sure who it is really for, and that tends to be a problem for me. I’ll admit I got off to a bad start when, for whatever reason, coming out of the tutorial my brain didn’t think it was a twin-stick shooter, making it awkward and needlessly hard. When I had that thought cross my mind and I tried the right analog stick I was happy to see it wasn’t another title making the horrible mistake of forgoing a twin-stick setup for something more lame like auto-aiming. Anyway, my opinion then swung from it being a bit tough to it being a bit too easy, though that’s likely because I’m a twin-stick fiend who is used to intensity coming from all directions. That’s where the general format throws me off though. For people like me this is far too tame, and things are simply too spread out so it’s a bit dull. So perhaps it would be good more for people who are looking for something using twin-stick controls but are still learning, and then don’t mind the game having more of a broad adventure vibe that happens to include shooting? Now, for the price, the package seems to be fair enough, with a little challenge, but not necessarily really pushing you hard all that often. Shoot enemies, pick up weapons, pick up ammo, manage your ammo by switching guns, deal with a pretty limited menagerie of enemies, and get what you need to go to the next level… then repeat. It’s by no means bad, but I’m not sure who it is really for either.
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