Game Review – Heavy Fire: Red Shadow (Xbox One)

Rail shooters are an arcade classic. Being put in front of an arcade cabinet and given a life sized, or even sometimes bigger, weapon and told to fire at the screen will always be fun. I’m not quite sure how people thought those same game would work well on home consoles, especially with a normal controller. Even further more I’m not sure who told someone this was a good idea in 2018.

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Game Review: Full Blast

FullBlast is a simple old school aerial shooter that while not doing anything wrong is simple too lifeless, uninspired, and bland to warrant more than a quick one time session with.
Visually it goes for a old school look but with more 3D textures and models thrown into the mix. It does its job, holds a steady frame rate, but is bland to see. Levels tend to share too many similar elements and no big special set pieces are even introduced to change the mood up.

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Game Review : InkSplosion

InkSplosion is a twin stick arcade shooter that can seriously be 100% beaten in roughly 15 minutes. It is really that small of a game.

 

The game is a colorful splash in the visual department mixed game play similar to a geometry wars. You goal is to survive and kill all enemies on screen. Its a simple concept, quick to pick up, and never really changes.

You are given three different game modes being arcade, hard, or arena. Arcade is level based with your goal being to kill the 4 enemies on screen while avoided the laser lines in the level. Arena is a endless mode where you go through waves of 4 enemies until you die. You unlock this by getting a score of 100,000 in Arcade. Now killing 100 enemies in Arena unlocks Hard mode. This simply just appears to have a quicker laser time, enemies have better aim, and they take more bullets to kill.

Now on Xbox you can get the full 1,000 gamerscore in this game in roughly 15 minutes. Aside from that it just doesn’t have a long lasting appeal to it. Arcade becomes dull quickly, weapons change per wave but you’ll quickly see that most are useless, and the game never introduces anything new.

At a $5 price tag it really isn’t great. Now at the same time however it isn’t bad really it just fails to show much. It looks nice, plays well, but offers nothing to more than a short one time play through.

Score : 3/10

Digital Review Code Provided Courtesy Of Ratalaika Games

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