Shapeshooter is an action-adventure recreation developed by Nuk Video games and printed by QUByte Interactive. This recreation feels extra like a puzzle shooter than an journey to me, however it’s undoubtedly actionable. It’s fairly completely different from different taking pictures video games I’ve performed, which is actually a plus. However let’s talk about whether or not the sport is entertaining.
If you first activate Shapeshooter, you’re thrown into the sport. You’ll must clear some ranges on 4 completely different planets, ridding them of polygoneers. These polygoneers are what block your path on the railway.
Your weapon is on the rail, so that you’re restricted to the place you possibly can transfer. Nevertheless, you possibly can go ahead or backward. So, if you might want to retreat for a second, you possibly can. Actually, I used to be completely happy it wasn’t an auto-scroller, or else that will have made the sport a lot tougher. Then again, having that added issue (even when it was an choice) would have been fairly cool as a result of each degree is comparable.
In Shapeshooter, you progress alongside the rail, taking pictures the polygoneers with different-colored weapons. To begin, you may have orange and purple shooters; the orange bullets do away with the orange polygoneers, and the purple shooters do away with the purple ones. Every coloured shooter is a distinct button. Additionally, shifting ahead and backward are completely different buttons, whereas the analog stick is used to intention your weapon. So, the toughest half about this recreation is getting used to the controls. I usually discovered myself shifting again to readjust my intention or bear in mind which button to make use of to shoot a sure shade. It wasn’t as a result of polygoneers had been ambushing me.
The polygoneers are fairly straightforward to defeat. They don’t take up an excessive amount of area, they usually’re straightforward sufficient to do away with. Sadly, some keep in place whereas others will head towards you, so it’s a matter of eliminating them so as so that you don’t die. And the well being is my largest frustration of Shapeshooter.
Along with the polygoneers, there are traps, similar to lasers. I don’t know what number of occasions you might want to get hit to die, however I died rather a lot. There isn’t a sign of when your well being will get low, so I usually didn’t discover. Additionally, I died due to the lasers fairly a bit, considering I had cleared them, however the hit-box was nonetheless hitting my bottom. In some instances, I’d be introduced again to the checkpoint with out understanding what killed me.
I’ll say that Shapeshooter is a cool idea. I like being on the rail, having a sure path to proceed. Nevertheless, the sport is slow-paced, and the gameplay itself isn’t advanced. Probably the most annoying half is how your well being is dealt with.
You may improve your tank, in fact. As well as, there are several types of shooters, and you’ll enhance your protection. However you might want to collect octarings to take action. Octarings are straightforward sufficient to search out since they usually drop while you kill polygoneers. Nevertheless, the upgrades are so costly that you might want to play for some time earlier than upgrading. This implies you possibly can try going by means of a lot of the recreation with out upgrades, or for those who get caught, you’ll must repeat the identical ranges a couple of occasions to save lots of up sufficient octarings.
General, Shapeshooter is fascinating sufficient, however it didn’t maintain my consideration for too lengthy. My play periods had been brief as a result of it was repetitive, and I needed to grind for octarings. For a shooter, I don’t wish to should grind. I wish to preserve shifting ahead and shoot issues.