HIGH The old-school aesthetic is pulled off perfectly.
LOW Combat and level design feel incongruous.
WTF Rats can only be killed by kicking.
There’s something to be said for going with what works. Solstice Chronicles: MIA is, if nothing else, a prime example of a developer taking tried and true elements and using them to give players exactly what they want. The developers behind The Red Solstice have moved their Sci-fi RPG franchise into a new genre – the twin-stick shooter – and it absolutely works.