Awesome Games Studio where indeed awesome and gave me the opportunity to give their 2D platforming, shooter Fury Unleashed a try!
Taking place in a comic book world, you take on the role of Fury, a soldier that runs and guns through the world around them as they learn more about the origin of their world as well as themselves.
The game is quite nostalgic in its gameplay mechanics as you have to jump up and down platforms as you shoot at enemies, anyone who grew up in the 80’s and early 90’s know these types of games. The controls are not very complicated and given some short work you can get used to them fairly quickly.
The graphics are quite fitting for this game and flow cleanly making the 2D art pleasant to see. You really are transferred into a comic book-like world with how everything looks together. Each map of the game is set up like a page from a comic and are procedurally generated (meaning it’s not the same twice!). A nice detail is that you can customize Fury to look however you want him/or her to look as well as their loadout once you start unlocking different weapons and items!
The sound is not what you would expect from a 2D Platformer like this but it’s a nice modern twist with adding more realistic sounds to the weaponry.
The fact that no level is the same twice makes the game interesting and replayability high as you pretty much have to play and die over and over in order to upgrade Fury and their weaponry, it may not be for everyone but I actually like the challenge. What’s really nice about Fury Unleashed is that there’s a local co-op where a friend can join you on your journey! Couch co-ops are coming back!
Overall, Fury Unleashed is an updated version of shooter platform games I grew up with and while I originally thought these types of games were going by the wayside, I was proven wrong that with the right formulas, these kinds of games will be around for a while.
Fury Unleashed is out now for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. On my newly update scale of 10 Stars, with the exception of the repetitive nature that requires you to fail from time to time quite often in order to progress, it’s fun and fast-paced action with amazing art, sound, and music, and an interesting premise makes it 8/10.