JEEZ ITS BURNING UP IN HERE. ON THE UPSIDE IM BURNING LOTS OF CALORIES
Platforms: XBOX 360/PC
Game Supports: English text only.
Supports: 1-2p offline.
Story: Its 20XX and people have forgotten about the heroes that once saved the world. Cause of this there has been no new heroes inducted into the Hall of Heroes. Now a young girl named Wryn wants to be the next hero so she has decided to defeat the previous heroes so she can become the best hero ever.
Good or Bad Story: The game only mention the story before the main menu, pressing a button to learn of the heroes, and near/at the ending. The stages themselves tell the story of the heroes even though you don’t see text during any stage. And 1 more thing Wryn is self-aware that she is in a game as if she dies she will tell you things on the game over screen like “Don’t worry it’s just a game I will be back in a sec”. G00D!
Graphics: Bleed looks like a SNES game and it looks good. The 16-bit visuals suit the game and everything is nicely detailed.
Audio: The music is top-notch and it gives of a nostalgic feel.
Gameplay and Features:
Good: Bleed is a 2d side-scrolling shooter that uses 1 of the most odd controls ever. It is a twin stick shooter meaning you will use the LS stick to move and the RS stick to shoot in any direction. Using the RS stick to shoot is awkward at first, but the more you play the more you will get used to it. The game also includes a jump and dash mechanic mapped to the RT, again its awkward and eventually you will get used to it over time.
You can also switch weapons, but can only carry 2 at a time; however, the games inventory is on the pause menu so you can always switch the weapons your carrying at anytime. And the best mechanic that the game includes is slow-mo as long as you have meter you can use it and it recharges overtime. The game also has a store where you buy weapons and upgrades, as well as a level select, coop(both players share health and slow-mo), additional character(must be unlocked) and additional modes like story, arcade, and challenge. The games highlight is the good level design and boss fights.
Bad: There is nothing wrong with the game except I would have liked the option to change controls as there will be players that will not like the controls and would like to have the controls set up to something that their accustomed too.
Overall: Bleed is a really fun old school type of game that now offer coop(originally it was single player only) the controls are awkwardly mapped on the controller, but the more you play eventually you will get accustomed to the controls. A must have.
Likes: Graphics, story, gameplay, and music.
Dislikes: no control options.
Wishlist: Control options, Sequel.
Score: 5/5 SELF-AWARE GAME OVER SCREENS!
Recommended for fans of: Bootdisk Revolution, Megaman, Arcades, 2d, action, coop, Metal Slug.