30th April 2016, 06:46 AM
Blistering action and gorgeous effects make Alienation the best nation.
Alienation delivers on the Housemarque promise of intense, finely honed, visually spectacular arcade carnage, but it also goes a few steps further. Its light action-RPG hooks don't dig as deep as something like Diablo 3, but they do add a satisfying power curve to chase while blasting through a twin-stick shooter that's prettier, more expansive, and more replayable than just about any other.
Alienationís controls are sharp, and enemies are plentiful and varied enough to keep a squad of up to four co-op players busy. Many are more nuanced than simple bullet sponges: shielded sentry turrets have nearby generators you can take out to make damaging them dramatically easier; snipers can threaten you from a couple of screens away but always telegraph their shots in a fair, visible way; and the monolithic Sentinels need to be bursted down quickly before their deadly beam attacks lock on and melt your lifebar away. Aside from providing a diverse set of threats, they also tend to die spectacularly for your viewing pleasure.
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