Platformers are one of the most enduring genres out there and there is always room for one more if it is done well. Last Soul, an upcoming 2D pixel-art platformer by Wulum is already shaping up to be something special. While the planned release date is set for Spring 2022, there is a free prologue available on Steam featuring two levels. The first level serves as a tutorial where players are introduced to some of the skills available to the robotic protagonist, Bop. After that, players are thrown into a tense boss fight where they get to put these skills to the test
Take control of one of four Urican demons and blast away enemies in this twin-stick shooter. Unfortunately, the colorful visuals and non-stop action cannot hide how shallow the gameplay is and how repetitive everything becomes after only a few rounds. The inclusion of local co-op and multiplayer modes adds some fun to the game, but there are much better options available for this genre.
Gameplay: Action-packed, but very repetitive and grindy.
Graphics: Colorful, but sometimes too chaotic for its own good.
Sound: Very average
HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed had us hooked last year and earned itself a well-deserved 8.7/10 in our review. However, the hardworking team at Digital Cybercherries is far from done with the game and has been adding all kinds of new features in the meantime. Recent updates include a new third-person view mode, new character models, and bots for PvE and PvP modes. Join the team as we jump back into the game and see if we still have what it takes to defend the hypercores and defeat the enemy toys. For this video, we wallowed in the nostalgia of Action Attic
Shooting the undead never gets old and this time the targets of the GAMERamble team are the shambling hordes found in Zombie Army 4. Having already blasted their way through the campaign and DLC, dark_cloud, Mrs. Cloud, and bionoid head into the weekly event for some carnage. For this weekly event shotguns with unlimited ammunition were available, so watch as the team try to make it out of Villa Della Morte alive
What happens when you need a break from all the killing and surviving in Killing Floor 2 on Hell on Earth difficulty? You drop the difficulty down to Hard and make up your own rules, of course! Join Team GAMERamble for something a little different this time as we tackle the perils of Prison and Farmhouse in Killing Floor 2 while making up the rules as we go along. From only being allowed to use pistols as blunt force weapons to fighting a boss using only melee weapons, no rule is too stupid or far-fetched! Watch as dark_cloud gets a crovel in return for an upgraded shotgun, listen to bionoid get annoyed at kills being stolen, and laugh at Mrs. Cloud and her neverending feud with crawlers
Survival games have steadily been growing in popularity over the past few years and the latest contender to throw its hat in the ring is the upcoming Dinos Reborn by HardCodeWay and Vision Edge Entertainment. It is an open-world, first-person survival game that will launch on PC and consoles in 2022. As the title suggests, the setting for Dinos Reborn is a prehistoric sci-fi world where players will have to navigate between being predator and prey
Help Tenzou Montesugi fend off lovestruck girls with his pheromone gun while pursuing true love in the game that started the Gal*Gun franchise. While it lacks some of the features and enhancements introduced in sequels, Gal*Gun Returns is still a fun title with plenty of humor and lots of fanservice. It’s rather tame by the standards of the series and can become repetitive after a while, but it is definitely not lacking in content. As a bishōjo rail shooter game, it is a very niche title, but players who can appreciate the tongue-in-cheek humor will enjoy Gal*Gun Returns.
Gameplay: A straightforward rail shooter with plenty of girls and modes.
Graphics: The character models look great, but the backgrounds are a little plain.
Sound: Full Japanese voice acting and some nice tunes too
Gunfire Reborn, the fun co-op roguelike by Duoyi (Hong Kong) Interactive Entertainment Limited, is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a new hero and a sale. The game, which is currently on Steam Early Access, combines FPS, roguelite, and RPG elements. Since its release last May, it has been well received and sales have already exceeded one million copies
Rot Gut is a very short platformer featuring a gun-totting agent taking down bad guys during the American Prohibition. There’s virtually nothing in the way of a storyline and each of the six levels on offer can be completed in a matter of minutes. The art style is unique, though, and the soundtrack pretty decent, but even with the cheap price-tag, there’s not a lot of value for money to be found here.
Gameplay: Lots of jumping and shooting, but it’s over before you know it.
Graphics: The noir pixel art aesthetic is not too bad actually.
Sound: The chiptune jazz soundtrack is the highlight of the game
MECHBLAZE is a no-nonsense run and gun mech shooter with some great bosses to take down. The game does have a bit of a learning curve due to the controls, but multiple difficulty settings ensure that it is accessible to players of all skill levels. Fans of ASTRO PORT and the Astro Saga universe that they have created will have the most fun with this game, but we also recommend it to anyone who loves a good shooter.
Gameplay: Plenty of guns and more than enough enemies to shoot at.
Graphics: The enemy designs and animations look great.
Sound: Decent, but outstanding