Summary: Scurge's plot unfolds at a nice pace,
though most players probably won't spend a lot of time worrying about the
story. The controls are likewise fairly easy to understand, with fairly
simple movement and shooting mechanisms.
Conclusion: Much like Samus of Metroid fame, the female lead in Scurge: Hive comes clad in a cybernetic suit that lets her withstand quite a bit of damage and dish out energy blasts to any unfortunate opposition.
Pros: Nice old-school mix of combat, exploration, and puzzle-solving, Good variety of enemies and weapons, Zany boss battles, Great visual style and masterful music, Duplicates Metroid's style without coming across as overly derivative., Nice old-school mix of combat, exploration, and puzzle-solving, G...
Cons: Blasting cannon-fodder enemies and solving switch puzzles can sometimes feel monotonous, Backtracking is a nuisance early in the game, Aiming is sometimes difficult, Not much to do once you finish the game, except do it again faster., Blasting cannon-fodder enemies and solving switch puzzles can ...
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The Nintendo DS is often seen as the platform of choice for quirky games and strange-sounding names. Scurge Hive makes an attempt to break this stereotype by offering a more traditional experience.
Excerpt: Genre: Adventure Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive Developer: Orbital Media, Inc. Release Date: October 24, 2006 Before we begin, something should be said: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Scurge: The Hive is a love letter to a blushing Metroid Fusion.
Conclusion: But Scurge is still hugely attractive - packed with charismatic enemy design and pin-sharp pixel-art, it's a real looker, in its old-fashioned way - moderately addictive, mildly nostalgic, and pleasantly to the point.