Monday, 04 June 2018 14:51

REVIEW: Last Encounter (PC)

Written by Kevin Lal
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Retro, who can ever have too much retro?

Games like Last Encounter always send me back in time, back to the old gaming days. Simple yet affective. With its twin-stick style gameplay I always think back to the first game I played in this style, Smash TV. If you know this title, you have my respect.

You are Subject 12A and have the choice of 4 synthetic bodies, two male and two female with different attributes according to your gameplay style. Your quest, Humanities Preservation! You are walked through the beginning of the game by Dr. Daniel Connor in a tutorial style sequence. Getting to grips with your new body and ship.

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The ship has three elements you can modify to create mega weapons of destruction. With its retro style graphics and sounds it adds to the feel of these weapons on use. It is top down in nature, but a lot of work as gone into the graphics and the feel of old and new mixed together. The sound effects of this game are typical of the genre but are well implemented.

There are plenty of weapons, power-ups and modifications to unlock as you progress. All with their own flair and style. The game can be unforgiving at times, but that is the nature of the game. That hardcore feel to gaming, no holding your hand, but you do start to sense you become overpowered making the game lifespan short.

It has so much potential but does not deliver it as well as it could have, though I respect the hard work and effort that has gone into the development across the board. The price is low compared to many, but still may be a bit too high to tempt people to try the title.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 3.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC, Mac
  • Developer: Exordium Games
  • Publisher: Exordium Games
  • Genre: Indie, Action