Developer: NVYVE Studios
Publisher: NVYVE Studios
Initial Release Date: 23.08.2018
NVYVE Studios is releasing their second game with the upcoming Hypergun. The game is a roguelite shooter, which I’ve got really little experience with it, but was eager to try!
“Save the world as DevTech Labs’ fearless intern, Dewey Owens in Hypergun! A fast-paced roguelite shooter centering around a procedural weapon of questionable effectiveness, it’s up to Dewey to master the ultimate combat simulator. Fighting through waves of alien interlopers in a simulation designed to create the ultimate weapon, players will unlock exciting new classes all while gaining powerful abilities in their journey to create the Hypergun!” – Steam-page
First of all, the gameplay is a lot of fun! It’s easy to get into, but hard to master. As a roguelite the game also features many customization options, which can make or break your run. A thing I was really astonished by was how the levels seemed to change if you left them mid-run. That is indeed very cool and allows the replay value to sky-rocket!
Unfortunately, one thing kept me from falling in love with Hypergun; the controls. My main issue here is the incredibly slow camera steering. Playing with a mouse and keyboard felt almost unbearable, so I soon switched to use a Xbox controller. This made it better, but it’s still far from good. And in case you’re wondering, yes I did try to tweak the settings in-game, as well as in Windows (for the mouse-sensitivity/acceleration). Another thing I felt was missing a bit from the game was a more distinct storytelling. Yes, I do get that there are some aliens that you need to make a gun to defeat, but otherwise I found myself “being a huge question mark” during most of my time with the game.
All in all I do want to love the game, but the controls does prevent me from it. On the positive side, this is something the developers can improve before launch, and that will instantly take away my main problem with the game. The gameplay is great and the game looks good! Basically, for those of you who enjoy roguelites I can surely recommend having a look at Hypergun and give it a go once it releases. We will come back with a full review of the game once it releases, so do stay tuned for that!