Review: Sine Mora lights up the PS Vita as one of the year's best downloadable games
3 December 2012
Excerpt: Another reviewer checked out Sine Mora for the PlayStation 3 a few days ago, and they came away with about the same level of awe that I did – Digital Reality, pairing up with Grasshopper Manufacture, managed to reinvigorate the long-standing "shmup" genre with a fresh twist of its own, adding the...
Review: Sine Mora delivers bullet hell bliss, moody themes, and sick dieselpunk style to PS3
29 November 2012
Excerpt: Over the past several years we’ve seen a number of great shoot ‘em up games. It’s obvious that the genre isn’t dead, and developers continue to turn out rewarding takes on this classic style of gameplay. That said, no 2D shooter in recent memory attempts to take as many risks as Sine Mora .
Excerpt: Sine Mora shakes up side-scrolling shooters with a stunning art style that wows when you first see it. It’s also got unique Hungarian voice acting complete with subtitles, and a time-based mechanic that changes things up a lot even though it might not seem like a huge deal in theory.
Excerpt: Sine Mora shakes up side-scrolling shooters with a stunning art style that wows when you first see it. It's also got unique Hungarian voice acting complete with subtitles, and a time-based mechanic that changes things up a lot even though it might not seem like a huge deal in theory.
Sine Mora, a side-scrolling shooter for the masses (review)
31 May 2012
Conclusion: Mr. Reiker and his crew didn’t have to build and tune their game so ordinary players could give it a shot. But they did, and good on ‘em for going to the trouble.
Pros: Varied design Reiker, you get the feeling, has had a story percolating in his brain for a very long time. You also get the feeling that the man loves 2D shooters as much as life itself. Sine Mora is fun to play for gamers with any level of shooter experience (and more on that balancing act a litt...
Cons: The easy parts are very easy Sine Mora’s difficulty tuning is gentle on players who just want to enjoy the sights and follow the story. It’s actually pretty hard to die for good and all on the basic level – the game’s very generous with time-extension pickups, especially in what would otherwise b...
Conclusion: The game will take a bare minimum of 24 hours to complete due to an objective asking for that long, but will likely take closer to 30 or 40 hours. SUMMARY Sine Mora is an excellent starting point into the genre, granting many handicaps in an attempt to be more inviting outside of its core audience.
Summary: I’m torn by " Sine Mora ". It looks stunning and the core gameplay and controls are really tight, but it’s just too hard and asks too much of the player. For the casual shooter fan, it’s impossible to get past the first few levels, and that makes the goodwill you get from the style worthless, as you...
Summary: “Five more seconds, five more seconds—c’mon, just five mor—ARGH!” A rigidly strict shooter set amidst a fluctuating cloud of random power-ups and chameleon-like bullets, Sine Mora is at once infuriating and addictive.
Conclusion: Sine Mora is not only a breath of fresh air from a developmental perspective, adding new ideas to a old, yet ofter over-used genre, but it’s also fun. Few games nowadays manage to look good, play well, and still offer a level of enjoyment on par with games that haven’t existed since the Nintendo 64...