Tag: Shooter

Let Them Come Review

When Firepower Isn’t Enough

HIGH Finally killing that super-worm.

LOW The Blob that convinced me to quit the game.

WTF Why do the bloodstains disappear? I want to see the whole screen covered in alien guts!


Jydge Review

I Am The Law, There Will Be Trouble

HIGH Lining up the perfect bounce laser shot to liquefy three perps at once.

LOW Trying to figure out enemy sight range for ‘don’t get spotted’ challenges.

WTF The final boss ‘fight’.


Defenders Of Ekron Review

Not All of Ekron is Worth Defending

HIGH The early boss fights represent the game at its best.

LOW Later stages feel like a chore.

WTF Why send a soldier with the worst equipment to fight a high-tech war?


Archangel Review

Reaches For Heaven, Ends Up in Limbo

HIGH The final level and the impressive boss fight.

LOW Barren, empty environments.

WTF A subplot about the melding of machine and human minds that goes nowhere.


Cryptark Review

Rogues… In… Spaaaaaaaace….

 

HIGH Wiping the Cryptark out by firing my super-weapon over and over…

LOW …after having the game crash the first time I tried to do that.

WTF Enemies can fly through walls now? That seems fair.


Deathstate Review

There Are Places Worse Than Bullet Hell

HIGH The truly huge number of monster types.

LOW Getting killed by bullets coming from offscreen.

WTF Okay, now I’m playing as a laser-shooting eye. Awesome!


Livelock Review

Electronic Mac & Cheese

Livelock

HIGH It knows what it wants to do and does it well.

LOW The ending was an utter disappointment.

WTF Why don’t other games have escort missions this good?


Brigador Review

Mechs. Warriors. Mercenaries.

Brigador

HIGH The frosty-cool cyberpunk mood and glorious synth soundtrack

LOW Tougher than a cyborg’s titanium codpiece, and not always for the right reasons

WTF Am I wrong for wanting a mission or two during daytime?