Fury Unleashed DEALS
When looking at the screenshots, you could easily think this game was another retro-flavoured run and gun adventure, but appearances can be deceptive when digging further into the title.
The roguelike action in FU is framed within the tortured psyche of a struggling comic book artist. You are filling the blank pages as you go, with each room you encounter and are tasked with clearing of enemies and loot representing a frame in the world of the hero Fury.
An interesting narrative runs through this adventure, as it circles around suffering from writer’s block, self-doubt, and mental health difficulties, and it is your job as action trope on legs Fury to almost prove to the writer his importance and worth over each of the randomly generated nine-page issues, with the enemies you encounter representing inner demons.
If you were thinking of what this game is reminding you of, that game is Comix Zone, and it seems on purpose as the graphics have the flavour of the Megadrive gem.
The action itself is very entertaining, very quickly once you come to terms with the combo system, it really does work well. Each confirmed kill racks up the combo meter, increases the volume and intensity of the frenetic metal soundtrack, and brings rewards the higher you go.
To get through the game, there is different tools available to quickly move around, such as melee, air dash, run, gun and jump, and there is a series of random pickups that give buffs, extra abilities like a triple jump or extra speed, and a large number of different weapons of varying capabilities.
As the game takes on a roguelike life, there can be chances that a great weapon can be awarded very early on which can imbalance things slightly, but the game is often so unforgiving that you won’t last for long before something kills you off and then it feels somewhat balanced again.
The roguelike tendencies can throw up some awkward and unexpected playthroughs but overall, it is a joyful experience. The plot is engaging enough to want to know what happens next, and even if you’re not too interested in the story, the art style is another level of fantastic.
Fury Unleashed does a great job at unleashing the fury. A great art style, mixed with great movement and controls, sprinkled with a good story make this a game to recommend. Unfortunately, the random nature of the game can feel unbalanced at times.
- Cathartic movement
- Great art style
- Interesting story
- Game can be unbalanced at times
- Quite a short game
- Unexpected and randomly generated features
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