Zamieszczono: 26 kwietnia
"You are an engineer on a remote planet of the solar system.
Everything goes well until some strange events occures and leads our hero to be the last hope for the humankind..."
Basic for a sci-fi action game: In the future, a hero fights against hostile alien forces with undetermined motivations. Helped by some soldiers and scientists who played with forbidden technologies.
The dialogues/texts/characters are basic. The overall doesn't bring anything to the genre. Only the end might surprise the player.
Gameplay mechanics are easy to pick up. You see your character from above, look around with the mouse and walk with keyboard, you can also dodge shots by pressing space.
You have 8 different weapons: from the pistol, energy rifle to the rocket launcher. Nothing really special except some funny upgrades like for the basic rifle: a tazer to stun enemies or the minigun that can be dropped to serve as an automated sentry.
You can find ammunitions, health... basic stuff in general except the canisters wich can be used to unlock the upgrades i mentioned above.
Contrary to other games, you can nearly have every upgrades of the game. Only 3 or 4 can be missed before the end.
Levels are filled with darkness and your flashlight is a necessary tool especially to spot some sneaky aliens.
In general the game is not very scary especially if you consider the amount of ammo and the power of weapons.
You are the hero and a potential prey but.... in fact you're not.
"So why do you recommend it ?"
First, the game is fun. Even if enemy A.I is close to 0 and eat lead without any problems.
Or the fact that stress in general is not very present. Because you don't have "huge" hordes of enemies to deal with and the number of different enemies is low (consider that the overall violence of the game is low too).
The game is still cool and some boss fights are nice such as the one in the mine or the last boss (i died alot !).
Second, the music is really good and plays an important role in the quality of the game.
It greatly compensate the story wich is poor and the unremarkable characters.
Third, Shadowgrounds is cheap. For this price you can have around 8 hours of correct action without any stress or great punishement.
If you buy it during a sale, like me, it became a real bargain.
A correct top-down shooter at a correct price.
What else ? ^^
N.B: In the same kind of game you can find "Alien Shooter". Not every games of this franchise are good but they are a good challenge.