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Greetings and salutations.

Today on my travels, I was met with a challenge the likes of which I'd never experienced before. It's by far one of the most difficult games I've played in the past 3 months (Not counting the Touhou games, which are beyond ridiculous). It's a callback to the arcade games of yore, focusing on quick reflex and on the fly strategy.

This is.....DESCENSION.



In this little gem, you play as a tricked out ball of death. Think Wheatley from Portal 2 with a perverse amount of guns. You were minding your own business when a technological beast from the depths of Hell decided to rain on your parade. With death. Rain on your parade with HOT death. Evidently, this behemoth considers bullets to be tools of our savage ancestors because he'll rarely pull them out. Instead, he'll employ much more sophisticated manners of disposal. To name a few....

Celestial Rain Drops from above.
Summoning supernovas out of thin air.
Ancient hieroglyphics from Eygpt Land.
DNA stranded ice bullets.
Fire, oh God, SO MUCH FIRE.
Meteors.

And that's just scratching the surface




However, you musn't fear. You do get quite a few weapons of your own to play with. They don't just drop automatically though, that would be far too easy. . Certain powerup cubes will circle around the Dragon's head and you have to snipe them down at just the right second. When you do, you could get anything from a flame thrower to lightning bolts so sexy even Raiden would be jelly. You can only use one at a time and your ammo will run out unless you pick up another powerup. Personally, I loved the bolts. Something about zapping a God-Like Dragon with a million watts feels immensely satisfying. Your default weapon can also be upgraded if you so wish. I had to stop dodging bullets for a second and gawk at how pretty the game looks. Particle effects are plentiful and done with a perfect amount of exaggeration. Everything moves fluidly and whole presentation is very tightly done. The ebb and flow animations of the dragon were majestic to watch. Quite reminiscent of that giant Red Dragon that stomps around during Chinese New Year. The controls are also quite simple, so it's perfect for pick up and play sessions.



Like any arcade game, this bad boy is score and time driven. You're graded at the end based on how close you were to the dragon (Closer= more points), Damage taken (Less = More Points), time, etc. The best I've gotten so far is a B with 101,195 points, which I think is quite respectable. Considering nobody I know has played this game and not died, it's definitely an accomplishment to get to that A Tier.

Descension is a fun little game that'll keep you entertained for a bit. Pursuing that A-Rank and mastering the different weapons makes for a great challenge. Try it out if you want something new.

Download Here!

Oh, and here's my top score so far.


Edited by frickfrock999 - 10/27/11 at 6:30pm
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Wait, this thread isn't about Demon's Souls.
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Wait, this thread isn't about Demon's Souls.
I said slap your mother, not beat her into a coma.
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Haha. I just played this game. One time. I also got Rank B but my stats were better than yours. Its not that hard.
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Haha. I just played this game. One time. I also got Rank B but my stats were better than yours. Its not that hard.
I refuse to acknowledge I've been bested by a duck.
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MDK2. I hated Bioware before it was cool to hate them because of this ******* game.

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God Hand is a much harder game.
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Wait, this thread isn't about Demon's Souls.
Prepare to be amazed!

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God Hand is a much harder game.
By no means is this the hardest game of all time. Not even close. It's just a fun challenging romp.

Besides, I've always thought the hardest game of all time was Silver Surfer on the NES.
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