Inferno 2+ – Xbox One Review
Our Xbox One Review of Inferno 2+
I always like a game that is simplistic, fun, and cheap at the same time, and I think I may have found one. If you’re like me, I have found myself over the past few years really getting into twin-stick shooters. I use to hate the idea of them, but now, I’ve come to quite like and enjoy them, and I’ve played a few in the past I’ve really enjoyed. Over the past few days, I’ve had the chance to play another twin-stick shooter, which comes in the form of Inferno 2+. How would the game fare though?
Inferno 2+ is a twin stick shooter which is developed by 2Awesome Studio and published by RadianGames, and is a sequel to their first title, Inferno. The idea of Inferno 2+, which just like every other twin stick shooter in simplistic, you’ll need to take your ship, and wipe your way through levels of enemies, whilst upgrading your ship to aid you, whether in defence or through weapons. Exploring different parts of the level will give you the ability to earn XP and points that can be used through the in-game shop to upgrade your ship.
The game doesn’t follow any sort of story, so if you’re after something that offers a story along the way then this is not going to be the game to be looking at. I personally don’t always mind that though. I’m a sucker for a game that has a good story, but for a twin-stick shooter I don’t think I’ve played many that have offered some sort of narrative alongside it. I just turn up for the fun and destruction that a shooter enables me to have.
If you’re completely new to the twin-stick shooter genre, then you’ll be please to know that it’s probably one of the easiest genres to pick up and play, as it merely uses two things – both the left and right analog stick. The left stick will allow you to move your ship around and weave your way throughout, and the right stick will enable you to fire your weapon. That’s pretty much it. With a few other buttons that can change weapons and configs the sticks are your buddies throughout, and you won’t need to rely on much else.
I’ve played twin-stick shooters in the past that have been quite dimensional in what they have offered the gamer, and Inferno 2+ does a good job of offering more than just an average play. You have the ability to merely pick up and play and jump in to the action whenever you feel like it, and there’s no having to restart from the beginning, as a few in the past have taken their approach on. It’s a touch that really every game should be offering – unless it’s something that can be completed within 45 minutes or so, I think every game should offer a save functionality. In addition, it offers a more complex and difficult mode if you’re finding the game too easy on a regular level, and that can be quite lethal at times.
Inferno 2+ is a game that offers good fun and enjoyment, and one that thanks to it’s harder difficulty setting, offers a more complex and interesting experience. It’s reasonably priced too at less than a pint of beer, so if you’re after something a bit different to what you’d normally give a game to then do have a look at it. For those who like a good Gamerscore hunt too, you’ll be pleased to know that it offers some very nice achievements quickly too.
It’s a game that’s simplistic, cool, expansive, and I’ve really enjoyed it.