Freakout: Calamity Television Show is one particular we missed right here at GamingOnLinux, an intense best-down shooter that requires a significant inspiration from the classic Smash Television.
They never name Smash Television as a reference but it really is quite clear, they do say it was inspired by “old college arcade games and a lot more current Die & Retry shooters”. The notion of Freakout: Calamity Television Show is that you are in a planet filled with mutants and killing machines, forced to star and fight for your life in a brutal reality to show.
Created by Immaterial Studio, it released with Linux help back in June with the developer sending more than a crucial to test it out this month. The game appears to have gone quite unnoticed by gamers, with it only have 4 user critiques on Steam at the moment.
I liked how some arenas changed through your battle, with walls moving up and down and holes appearing. Other levels may come in many components, requiring you to open doors right after fighting off waves of mutants, with the level acquiring ever larger. Getting to take the walls into account blocking your weapons, although you are also avoiding enemies, holes in the floor, turrets, traps blocking pathways and so on produced it quit stimulating.
A reasonably fantastic option if you like your best-down shooters. Difficult also, given that you get hit and you are out. Some boss fights are completely ridiculous also. A enormous beast with a Television for a head, that swings an huge club and fires rockets—sure something is doable correct?
A lot of the enemies are fairly simplistic in their behaviour which ends up creating some sections of the game also repetitive, I really feel they could have introduced a lot more enemy kinds sooner to assist with that. The chicken-like mutants had been fairly funny, particularly troublesome to deal with when you have got a lot of other enemies to steer clear of as they attempt to run about your fire.
Functionality is not fantastic to be sincere, even with no a lot going on with arenas that are fairly compact it struggled to even keep at 50FPS. Seemed okay although and playable sufficient to love the knowledge, but I could really feel a couple of the harsher dips on the controls.
It really is also one particular of the couple of twin-stick shooters to really feel genuinely fantastic with the Steam Controller. Sliding my thumb about the correct pad to each aim and shoot felt fantastic. Mouse and keyboard controls felt just as fantastic.
A entertaining setting, some intriguing level layouts, chaotic game-play when you get additional in. All round, quite fantastic!
You can locate Freakout: Calamity Television Show on Humble Retailer and Steam.