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  • Summary: Harness the power of a mystical boomerang to fling yourself through the air. Slice, fly, and blast through arenas swarming with evil creatures. Stay agile or meet your doom.
    Fight otherworldly forces and look cool doing it. Impress the boomerang with stylish tricks and it'll grant you
    Harness the power of a mystical boomerang to fling yourself through the air. Slice, fly, and blast through arenas swarming with evil creatures. Stay agile or meet your doom.
    Fight otherworldly forces and look cool doing it. Impress the boomerang with stylish tricks and it'll grant you stranger powers - powers that'll let you defeat the forces of the depths with greater ease. Kaspidae smiles upon you and your killer moves...
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Boomerang X - Nintendo Switch & PC This Spring
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jul 8, 2021
    100
    Boomerang X is like an exhilarating theme park ride that I just want to keep getting back on, over and over again. Incredibly tight combat, a fluid movement system and unique enemies all pave the way for one of the 2021’s better FPS experiences.
  2. Jul 8, 2021
    90
    From the moment that Boomerang X's demo hit Steam, it was possible that DANG! and Devlover had a hit brewing, and the full experience delivers on that promise. No occasional difficulty spikes can get in the way of this exciting mixture of retro FPS movement and stylish action, and Boomerang X will likely remain a contender for one of 2021's best indie titles throughout the rest of the calendar year.
  3. Sep 7, 2021
    85
    I understand that the last arena is supposed to be a quote-unquote boss fight, but I feel the drastic shift will sucker punch players right at the end of the game. Don’t get me wrong though, I enjoyed Boomerang X. Enemy designs were clever and paired well with the abilities available, and even though the plot was thin, there was just enough to keep me curious right up until the end.
  4. Jul 8, 2021
    80
    Boomerang X is a fresh take on the arena shooter. Focusing on one weapon, the range in abilities and the ceiling for skill make frenetic combat exciting in just about every instance. The game is rather short, but that works perfectly for the pace of both the story and combat. Only feeling dull in the moments between the action, DANG! and Devolver Digital have an impressive indie on their hands with Boomerang X.
  5. Jul 30, 2021
    80
    The problem with Boomerang X is that I loved it but I can’t even point out even a single great moment as part of my recommendation. It’s a gorgeous outline of a title that doesn’t exist – an enchanting but ephemeral concept that is likely to simply fade out of people’s consciousness, even if they really enjoyed it. There’s currently nothing to anchor it in memory but there’s so much space to play with. I am begging to see more for this one, I just hope it’s not too little too late.
  6. Jul 9, 2021
    75
    With Boomerang X, the DANG studio goes straight to the point and brilliantly exploits a lively and enjoyable gameplay, which allows the most beautiful bloody choreographies.
  7. Jul 8, 2021
    65
    Boomerang X is a speedrunner’s delight, but it seems to forget casual action fans. After the first playthrough, you’re free to refine your skills, but there’s not much to do thereafter. The beautiful environments beg to be explored but offer no reward or discovery, which is a missed opportunity. There’s little denying how fun this game is, but I couldn’t help but want more.

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  1. Sep 20, 2021
    8
    When we say a game is "too short" it sometimes means that we liked the game and would simply like more of it, please and thank you. In theWhen we say a game is "too short" it sometimes means that we liked the game and would simply like more of it, please and thank you. In the case of Boomerang X, the game genuinely is too short. I like it, but it's as unsatisfying as hearing someone stop speaking mid-sente Expand
  2. Aug 4, 2021
    6
    Boomerang X
    It all comes back around
    Boomerang X is a first person arena shooter where you start out with a simple boomerang, youll go into
    Boomerang X
    It all comes back around
    Boomerang X is a first person arena shooter where you start out with a simple boomerang, youll go into a room, slice through enemies, and as you progress youll gain new abilities and be introduced to new enemies, enemies that youll evtnually have to aim for a giant red button on to kill them.. my first hour of this game I was having an absolute blast, it past paced, satisfying to hit enemies, dodge their attacks, and then slowly, as more enmies are introduced, the less fun this game got for me… Boomarang X is a hard game, but for all o the wrong reasons, its not that didging enmies is hard, its that the game insists on annoying you with each new enemy, one having you only able to kill it from behind, a floating eyes that you have to hit to make it still, and then find a way to hit it from behind before it wakes up, all while dealing with hectic out of control feeling mechanics, zipping through the air, just hoping your boomerang hits the spot… youll have to eal with bug that shield enemies, its just more and more annoying the more you play… the deeper you get into the game.. and theres seemingly no reward for it all, no cool story, no cool environments, the game is simply an arena shooter, where you have one weapon, dozens of annoying enemies, and feel like youre in almost no control while trying to deal with them… youll be annoyingly trying to climb through the air, land on a platform, and stay there without flying off…
    There are tons of accessibility options here though, the game even allows you to play with invincibility, or shoot nothing but special shoters, but still, whats the point, what am I dragging myself through this game for?
    I do see some potential for this game in the speed run community, there is even a speedrun clock and players already speedrunning the demo, it’s a shame however this just seems to be a speedrn game with not much else to offer for everyone else..
    I give Boomerang X
    a 5.5/10
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