Monday, February 1, 2016
First Impressions: Starward Rouge
A roguelite labyrinth lodged in the side of a star. Dodge gorgeous waves of bullets, claim weapons and upgrades, defeat The Warden, and rescue... Rodney? That's the description on Steam for the latest release from Arcen Games, 'Starward Rouge', and it's quite on the money in my opinion. It's a simple, easy to pick up top-down maze navigating shooter... think the maze portion of 'Legend of Zelda', except with a mech that shoots rockets. Graphics wise, it's decent, as is the sound work.... but of course the big factor is it fun, and the answer is of course yes. It's a very easy game to learn, with a game pad, you can use the right stick to navigate, the left to fire your main weapon in numerous directions, the left trigger to spring, left bumper to pick up items, right trigger to fire rockets and right bumper for the energy weapons. The mazes appear to randomize, so you don't know exactly what you're going to get, as you'll see in my First Impressions game play video, I stumbled across boss battles rather frequently. I do highly recommend this game for those looking for something fun, and something casual.
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