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Tag: Shoot ’em Up

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First Impressions: Neon Abyss

Though the number of indie games that have roguelite elements or structures seems to be increasing exponentially, there are certain elements that make these elements really appealing, both from the designer’s and player’s perspective. Chief among these is the procedural generation, which usually helps to keep things feeling suitably fresh, exciting and surprising when done right. The level of challenge […]

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Review: Sisters Royale

Available Now on: PS4, Switch, Xbox One – Version Played: Xbox One Though Sisters Royale released earlier this year on PS4 and Switch, the Xbox One version has only just gone on sale – and it’s the port for Microsoft’s console that I’ve been able to play. If you went into Sisters Royale completely blind, it’d probably be a huge […]

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News: Sisters Royale

Following a successful launch on PS4 and Switch in January, animé inspired shoot ’em up Sisters Royale is releasing on Xbox One on Friday (July 10th, 2020: $13.99 / €13.99 / £11.74) and is now available to pre-order. According to the game’s press release, ‘Sisters Royale is inspired by the anime aesthetic of 2001’s ‘Castle of Shikigami’. Five sisters with unique […]

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Red Horizon – Steam

Red Horizon – Out Now (£0.79) – Developed & Published by Allen Games I’ve spoken before about how rubbish I am at shoot ’em ups. Like pretty much anything in life though, you don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it – and so it is with Red Horizon, a challenging shooter that takes some inspiration from Asteroids […]

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Pawarumi – Switch

Pawarumi – Out now – $14.99/£13.49 – Published by Manufacture 43 I’m not very good at shoot ’em ups (or shmups, as they’re affectionately known among enthusiasts). Or at least, I stay away from them for the most part because I’ve found many shmups to be far too challenging to be enjoyable. Pawarumi is different, however, with unique playthroughs available […]

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Gunpowder on the Teeth: Arcade – Switch

Gunpowder on the Teeth: Arcade – Release Date: 25th July 2019 – $4.99/£4.49 – Also available on Steam My plan was this: download Gunpowder on the Teeth: Arcade and play through as much as possible in order to get a review out in time for release day. Given that the game releases on the 25th of July 2019, and today […]