In Awesome Games Studio’s roguelite action platformer “Fury Unleashed”, you will battle through amazonian jungles, neo-nazi bunkers and alien hives in an attempt to restore order to the comic book multiverse and prove that you are the most furious hero of them all.
That sure sounds pretty cool huh? Well, it’s just about to get even better. You see, “Fury Unleashed” looks and feels like a mix of “Metal Slug“, “Abuse” and “Metroid“.
That’s also why I think that Awesome Games Studio has made an truly awesome game with “Fury Unleashed” where you slice, explode and shoot your way through ever-changing levels while chasing enemies to rack up high combo counts.
However, as “Fury Unleashed” is still in Early Access, it has one significant technical flaw, and that one be the game’s Occasional frame rate dips. Nevertheless, its core gameplay is guaranteed to hook players looking to play a skillful, non-stop shmup.
Furthermore, with procedurally generated levels and a wide diversity of weapons, characters, enemies and upgrades. “Fury Unleashed” is as replayable as it is gripping. Ink and blood coats levels as you destroy acid vomiting skeletons, robotic spiders and alien invaders.
That’s just the half of it though, because there are randomized weapons and armour litters to be found in the game. For example, Fury Unleashed’s levels include everything from fire-spitting assault rifles to devastating rocket launchers and shoulder pads that set enemies on fire.
Other than that, collecting Ink from defeated enemies allows you to upgrade the playable characters to make them an even more efficient killing machine. Reskilling is as easy as downgrading skills meaning players can pick and choose how powerful their character is.
On that note, the Easy mode tones down the difficulty to allow for less strenuous gameplay. I agree with the developers in saying that the ideal gameplay is the standard difficulty.
Why? Because the satisfaction of annihilating enemies is made even greater knowing that you used to struggle against them.
Despite being in Early Access, Fury Unleashed plays and feels like a full-fledged game. An inconsistent frame rate is my only technical criticism. When loading new areas, dips were infrequent but impactful, halving an otherwise consistent 60 fps to as low as 25 fps when loading new areas.
Even so, Awesome Games Studio has still lived up to their name in developing “Fury Unleashed”. As its a really awesome roguelite action platformer with no doubt.
So I honestly can’t wait for the game to leave its Early Access program. As I will be returning to “Fury Unleashed” time and time again in the hopes of breaking my personal combo record.
Simply put, if you like roguelite action platformers (and games such as “Abuse”, “Super Metroid” and “Metal Slug”), then “Fury Unleashed” is the game for you.
+ Heart pumping music
+ Brilliant gameplay
+ Excellent replay value
+ Great visuals
+ Plenty of different enemies to slay
+ There is a wide diversity of weapons, characters, enemies and upgrades
– Occasional frame rate dips
Sound and music: 5/5
Replay value: 5/5
Despite being unfinished, “Fury Unleashed” is awesome. Why? Because it is unfinished, it is only going to get better from here. So be sure to keep an close eye on “Fury Unleashed”!
Title: Fury Unleashed
Developer: Awesome Games Studio
Genre: Rogue-lite Action Platformer
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Release date: 2017-02-24 (Full Released TBD)
Spent time: +10 Hours
Average grade internationally: 87% (Steam)
PEGI age rating: +16
Price: 8 Euros via Steam
Robin Ek – Editor
The Gaming Ground
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