Conclusion: Gatling Gears offers several hours of enjoyable carnage and it's doubly fun with a friend, but it settles into a routine early on and sticks to it. You wouldn't want to plow through the whole game in one sitting - it's long enough that most would find that difficult - but that doesn't excuse a lack of variation that causes it to feel formulaic by the end. Is it worth the money?
Conclusion: It is a really good action game, and you would finally find something "seriously" to point to, then it would be difficulty, for even at the highest of the game's 3 levels of difficulty, it is fairly easy to implement - especially if you start on lowest level and have upgraded the Walker 100%, before trying out on Hard, when the last boss battles, however, is pretty challenging - even for experienced players.
Excerpt: Twin-stick, top-down shooters on Xbox Live Arcade and the Indie Games service are a dime a dozen. Games like Geometry Wars have set the bar high, making it difficult for new games to stand out from the crowd. Entering this crowded arena is Gatling Gears, a solid shooter with enough firepower to land it in the upper echelons of the XBLA library. Gatling Gears stars Max Brawley, an ace pilot who deserts a corrupt, war-hungry Empire with his high-powered battle mech in tow.
Pros: Easy-to-learn controls, Satisfying destruction, Cleverly designed boss encounters
Cons: Too much happening onscreen sometimes leads to cheap hits, Stages lack variety
Excerpt: The Mistbound universe is a place where dapper men of science with full, bushy mustaches and aviation goggles pilot metal walkers equipped with heavy weaponry, in the name of environmental consciousness. Max Bawley is one such man. Having left behind his life of serving the Empire – a group that’s only known purpose is to destroy the land for the resources contained within – Max is pushed over the edge when the organization comes to demolish his homeland.
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Conclusion: Concept: A twin-stick shooter in the vein of classics like Ikari Warriors
Graphics: Looks more like a fancy real-time strategy game, with an inviting steampunk cartoon style reminiscent of Advance Wars
Sound: The main theme sounds like John Williams’ Superman theme
Playability: Controls are tight and specials are simple to pick up
Entertainment: One of the more accessible shooters in a genre choked with hardcore challenge
Conclusion: Gatling Gears isn't without a few dents in its shell, however. The length of some levels can start to grate at times, and the number of things happening onscreen can be very distracting, particularly when there are all manner of attacks and explosions flying about. It's easy to lose track of where things are, which can lead to taking damage you might have avoided otherwise.
Pros: Easy-to-learn controls, Satisfying destruction, Cleverly designed boss encounters.
Cons: Too much happening onscreen sometimes leads to cheap hits, Stages lack variety.