Originally published at: crit.tv
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That’s the result of me smashing my head against my keyboard as I once again try to beat the same boss for the 86th try. Rise & Shine, the latest from Adult Swim Games and Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team, is a solid side scrolling cover shooter that is also a magical little slice of hell. If you’re the kind of gamer that really enjoys hard games, this is probably up your alley. In the game you play as Rise, a kid who lives in classic video game land. The land is invaded by next gen consoles and space marines are laying waste to everything with their advance lvl. 999 robots. Along with your partner Shine, a sassy gun who grants infinite lives, you must battle through screen after screen and boss after boss of invaders to save everything.
So admittedly, I'm not a fan of super tough devil games like Dark Souls and whatnot. I like enjoying the play through and not having to spend hours going up against the same boss over and over. Rise & Shine however, had enough a entertaining story line to keep me trying the same boss fight for a while. There are a lot of great allusions and references to classic and modern video games, as well as video gamer culture in general. It almost feels like I'm playing through a bloody, apocalyptic, R-rated version of Wreck-It-Ralph. There's a lot of nice little gems in the background, so pay attention and you'll get some good laughs.
The controls of the game are a tough to master. The RC bullet is amazingly cool, but hard to get good with. Which sucks, because bosses require that you learn your shit quick. I could see where having full mastery of the controls would make this a really excellent game to play though… if you feel like doing the grind that is. If you’re in to this kind of gaming experience, or maybe looking to get into something more challenging, you should check out Rise & Shine. If you get easily nerd raged by video games stay away.
You can check out their steam page here: Rise & Shine
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