Shield field: Remix Edition This is definitely one of the most wonderful surprises I’ve ever had. The September 2021 version of Remix is a free update to the game of the same name that was previously released in March 2020.
The game will take place in a futuristic city Modicardwhere we play Asta. He is looking for his sister, pinkThey were lost during a cataclysm that devastated the world in which they lived.
Along with Asta, we have an AI company “ROMIR”We’ll find out the details of the story so who he talks to during the game, it’s very simple, but very well articulated in the interaction between Asta and ROMIR.
We also have a collection of games that tell more about the memories of Asta and Rosa.
This is the second game Dumaticdeveloper indi Brazilian, known for his game “Legend of the hero”, Developed in partnership with the Castro Brothers. The studio is currently developing the game “Paranormal Order: The Mystery of Danger”, In partnership with Cellbit. In this third game, there were also development tools raised through crowdfunding on the Catarse website.
Style graphics and soundtrack
Game graphics are included pixel art and follow the style of games of the era Page 16. This is a widely used solution in games indi, and I have to admit that I found the result wonderful because they use the brown / purple shades very well and enhance the feeling of a ruined city. The creators describe the game on Steam: “Lively and vibrant neon pixel art with a bright and rotting visual atmosphere of a futuristic city after the Apocalyptic catastrophe”.
The game’s music is also in the 16-bit style, which is well-suited to the environments visited by the game. it is “synth wave” and as described by the creators, “Combines the harmony of classical music with the wave of the eighties electronic genre”.
Lastly, the sound effects are also very good and match the music. Every time we pass a toll-free phone, for example (game control points), we hear a sound effect that appears to be part of the music and soon a “line is busy” signal. It’s a pleasant combination to really enjoy playing.
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game a “platformer” particularly inspiring Mega man, with an interesting challenge level. In the first stage, you can feel the similarities mainly with Megaman Zero. The shield of Astana can attack from a short distance like the sword of Zero. You can even remember the shield you have in the Zero series and throw it away.
yes, shield Unlike megaman, the stages follow a “linear” path that follows one after the other. You can even choose the stages of the game, but this will only happen after you go through them. So it looks like a game at this point pulsmanclassic game Mega Drive It reminded me a little of Megaman, he can choose both stages, but in a more linear way.
Since this is a platform game, we have common actions like jumping. dash, short and long range attacks. In addition, we have the ability to use a shield to protect the projectiles, as well as charge a special attack line. This special is very useful in different parts of the game.
Finally, we have a metro that connects the stages, where the main negotiations between Asta and ROMIR usually take place.
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Game play, challenge and fun
This is another aspect that is well implemented in the game. Playing the game is simple and very intuitive, and at the same time, the difficulty increases as you go through the stages. In particular, A joipad This is the ideal solution to enjoy the game.
During the game, some rooms must be closed and enemies must be defeated to move forward. These rooms also gradually increase the difficulty, but in general, they are quiet. The peace of mind here is due to the fact that even the common enemies are very simple with “AI” easily embellished patterns.
The variety of enemies is small, but since the game is short, it ends up being “OK”. Because it is short, it can be completed in a few hours: in my case, I collected all the collections and finished it in about 4 hours.
We also have the most difficult part of the game: the masters of the level. None of this is very serious, not to mention injustice. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person “everything or nothing”: You have to be a little patient and notice, then you can overcome each of them. Highlight for “Crows”The main antagonists of the game, you really need to learn the patterns here and find the right moments to attack.
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Are there any problems? For some, the game is not ideal
Shieldmaiden is not ideal and like all games has its problems. I think they are small but worth mentioning.
First, there is no console version. Yes, it’s true that this game has an affordable price on Steam, but it would be great to be able to play it on a Nintendo Switch, for example. It’s the kind of game I can take with me on a bus or a plane.
The second problem I had was a small graphic flaw that seemed to be “cutting” the landscape. This is a problem “tear the screen”usually due to the lack of “V-Sync”. Maybe the problem is not in the game, but in some configuration of the video card, but since I had this problem at all stages, it worried me a little.
Another small problem is the “AI” of common enemies. As mentioned earlier, it is very simple and easily decorated with ornaments. They may have some variations to increase the difficulty a bit.
Now one issue that really bothered me was the choice of level. If you select the previous stage, you will not be able to return to the current stage, so you need to return to the main menu and reload your game. Only then will the game return to the “Terminal”, a few minutes before the start of the stage.
Finally, the last issue, along with the previous problem: Not a checkpoint “Save the game”! The game is observed only when the level of progress changes. In other words, if you decide to stop playing at a checkpoint next to one of the bosses, be aware that you will have to recreate the scene to load progress in the main menu.
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As mentioned above, the game is not ideal. But it’s so much fun!
In addition, the version “Remix” This is a review of the original game that was already released in 2020. I couldn’t play this old game and found a few videos on the internet. However, according to the information I received, in addition to the revised game, the story itself was re-created to better show that Astana’s sister was looking for Rosa.
Here is my recommendation: Play Shieldmaiden: Remix Edition!
The price of the game is affordable and the fact that it was developed by a Brazilian studio confirms the offer. In addition, there is always the option to buy one of the winter / summer promotions, leaving it on Steam’s “wish list”.
Finally, I found the game too short. Therefore, I appeal to the developers: Make a sequel to this game! When it’s over, you can explore new adventures for Asta, and other people will want to enjoy these new adventures as well.
Shield field: Remix Edition Available for PC via Steam.
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