A quick little review before we hit the weekend.
This is one of my more generally risky reviews. I don’t tend to review based off of first impressions (and this one may as well be a first impression) and I don’t like that I put so little time into it. Even if I feel I got enough of an idea of the game to do said review. Additionally, I don’t like that this is more of an advertisement for a game engine. But, we’ve had so many bad games come out this past week alone that I wanted to feature something that didn’t suck. So, that’s why I posted this review for better or worse. Hey, I’m giving you fair warning here and in the review so you can’t complain…too much ;P.
A Paladin’s Steam Review: Echoes+. Pretty Decent Free Game, Even if It’s Designed to Show Off Tech.
- Genre: Bullet Hell Arcade Game.
- Developed & Published by: Binary Zoo & The Game Creators & The Game Creators Ltd
- Platform: Windows, Mac
- Business Model: Base Game
Copy Purchased by Myself
Overall Gameplay Thoughts
This is a competent title considering for a Free-to-Play twin stick shooter. This isn’t my genre of choice, hence why there’s very little play time for this one. But I had to give it a look and see if it was even worth installing. Generally, I find that twin-sticks are overly difficult for my tastes (and this one isn’t any different) and I don’t find getting the highest score possible all that compelling. You’ll find six different game modes ranging from time attack, survival, 10-level campaign to classic asteroids play. Each adding some diversity.
PC options are pretty bare-boned. All you can change are audio levels and movement speed. (No resolution, fullscreen/windowed or other graphical options). You can play either the game’s music or your own songs. You can also use either a controller, mouse or keyboard though the controller is the better way to go.
Music is decently up beat, graphics are nice and retro but big surprise there and combat has a decent amount of feedback. Though I feel like the only way you lose is by being overwhelmed. That just might be my awfulness with this genre. It’s hard to argue with a good free game, even if it’s advertising a game development kit. Solid action, decent variety and fun gameplay make it a recommend from me. If this is your genre of interest, it seems to be worth giving a look.
Thanks for reading as always!