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  • Summary: Lemnis Gate is a time-warping, turn-based combat strategy FPS. Over five alternating turns taking place in a 25” time-loop, you are called to master the unique abilities of a varied cast of deep-space operatives and outskill, outsmart, and outmanoeuvre your opponent in mind-bendingLemnis Gate is a time-warping, turn-based combat strategy FPS. Over five alternating turns taking place in a 25” time-loop, you are called to master the unique abilities of a varied cast of deep-space operatives and outskill, outsmart, and outmanoeuvre your opponent in mind-bending four-dimensional battles. Lemnis Gate twists time to subvert one of the world’s most popular game genres and offers a relentlessly inventive multiplayer experience deeply rooted in tactical FPS gameplay. Challenge yourself to think across four dimensions as you embark on the ultimate test of cognition and combat.

    Matches in Lemnis Gate take place within time loops. You have 25 seconds to execute your action, be it blasting an enemy, manoeuvring your operative, or setting up your next move. After all players have taken turns, the next 25-second round begins. Now you’ll face what has happened while setting up what will happen. Each of the five rounds is your chance to alter the timeline as past, present, and future converge.

    STRATEGIC COMBAT IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION
    Victory doesn’t rely on shooting supremacy. You’ll have to use skill and strategy to create unstoppable game plans and get the drop on opponents. It’s all about non-linear logic, abstract thinking, and outlandish manoeuvres. Execute audacious acts and think several moves ahead to get the win.

    A TIME-BENDING TACTICAL SHOOTER
    With a varied cast of characters to choose from, how you play is up to you. Lay damaging toxic waste in your enemy’s path, slow time to land the perfect shot, or deploy protective orbs to assist your future self. Every operative possesses a distinctive loadout and special ability that proves decisive on the battlefield.

    TEAM UP WITH YOURSELF
    Welcome to the team comprised entirely of one: you. With Lemnis Gate’s innovative auto co-op feature, you command every member of your side. Auto co-op gives you total control of five deep-space operatives, effectively enabling two competitors to duke it out in bustling ten-character matches. Become a literal one-person army.

    COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES, ENDLESS OUTCOMES
    From the first second to the last, anything can happen in Lemnis Gate. Each round is a fresh chance to implement an unbeatable new strategy – or earn redemption from an earlier error. Predict hostiles’ routes, infiltrate enemy lines, and develop multi-layered gameplans by co-operating with yourself. Experiment both in and outside time, and get creative with causality.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 2, 2021
    90
    Lemnis Gate feels like a bold breath of fresh air. The game is a dramatic new take on the genre that has been fully embraced to its bones. Lemnis Gate is a must for any fans of shooters and strategy titles, especially for players who have a friend to bring along for some 2v2 matches. The future looks pretty bright for Lemnis Gate, and it has more than earned it.
  2. Oct 4, 2021
    84
    With its well executed timeloop concept, Lemnis Gate could be the sleeper shooter of 2021.
  3. Oct 4, 2021
    82
    An FPS with a brilliant concept ad a great execution, plagued only by some matchmaking problems and a bland art direction. Not many players are playing it as of now, and it's truly a pity, since it deserves a lot more attention.
  4. Oct 4, 2021
    75
    Lemnis Gate shows us a tremendously original evolution to conventional shooters, adding strategic touches that can make more than one fall in love. Although it has a very basic execution with characters with very little personality, the speed to play games, the decisions we must take and the countless options we have in our hands to win the rounds makes it a very good choice for strategy lovers this fall.
  5. Oct 6, 2021
    75
    A game that will test your trigger finger as well as your strategic planning, Lemnis Gate is a refreshing entry into the competitive shooter market, forming a solid foundation full of promise and subtle charm.
  6. Oct 24, 2021
    70
    Lemnis Gate has some interesting FPS and time loop mechanics that make for engaging strategic gameplay. While it might not come with a thrilling story, it does deliver a unique gameplay experience that will be enjoyable for FPS and strategy fans alike. Some of the game’s modes do start to feel repetitive after a while, but Lemnis Gate comes packed with four modes, different match formats, and several different characters to keep things interesting. If you’re a fan of the casual FPS format typical of games like Overwatch or Apex Legends but are keen for something new, Lemnis Gate will provide plenty of entertainment.
  7. Oct 5, 2021
    60
    Though it’s been marred by a shaky launch, and it’s difficult to explain to your mates, Lemnis Gate’s issues don’t dull the brilliance of its ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 22, 2021
    10
    In the same way that Poker is not about the cards, Lemnis Gate is not about the shooting. You don't play the game, you play your opponent.In the same way that Poker is not about the cards, Lemnis Gate is not about the shooting. You don't play the game, you play your opponent.

    Lemnis Gate is a first-person shooter played asynchronously in 25 second turns. Each turn you select a unique character class and must attempt to complete objectives while preventing your opponent from doing the same thing. After each turn the whole level resets and the next player picks another character and plays the same 25 seconds alongside all the previously picked characters in a time loop style. As you pick more and more characters the battlefield becomes clustered and your mind starts working overtime trying to figure out who needs to die and when. After everyone has played all their characters the time loop is run a final time and the state of the objectives at the end of the final loop determines the winner.

    The beauty of this game is that when you kill a character in a previous loop then all their actions are negated. This has compounding effects. You might first play Kapitan, a classic Solider 76 type character, to blow up their resistors to win the match. Your opponent responds with Striker, the sniper class, and picks off your Kapitan, thus saving their resistors. Then, a twist, you play Striker and eliminate their Striker before they can kill Kapitan. Now Kapitan lives again and the resisters are destroyed. In this way Lemnis Gate is like chess, you must carefully trade pieces and positions to counter the opponent's plays while making sure you keep answers in your pocket to counter later attacks. Nothing is more fun than running around the map dodging chaos just to kill a single person at the correct time.

    This is where the deception comes in. The causal train of your actions can be complex and requires you to think forward and do actions that may not make sense in the current loop. You may want to make a late play that keeps two of your characters alive, now the opponent has two threats to deal with in a single turn.

    Most of the shooting in Lemnis Gate might be uncomfortable to long-time shooter fans who are used to making real-time reactions and on-the-move thinking. Lemnis Gate is less about getting that sweet flick headshot and more about making sure that headshot is shooting the correct person. Lemnis Gate is about forcing your opponent to do increasingly difficult actions to foil your plans.

    There are few flaws in Lemnis Gate but for the purposes of constructive criticism I will enumerate them here. The movement mechanics aren't ideal, they are clunky and inconsistent, there is a sliding mechanic that is the fastest way to move but can also slow you right down if you don't execute it well. The jump pads are annoying and you can't use them backwards as the in-air movement control is too low to change your trajectory mid-air. In maps where you can fall off the level, jump pads were the cause of 90% of my falls. The roster of characters is great but I would like some more, they are great characters (especially Karl) but there are only 7. At least the game is balanced as each match is perfectly symmetrical. Some of the hero abilities aren't clear, i.e. I still can't figure out how to shield allies with Karl, I only realized after 10 hours that Toxin doesn't take damage from another Toxin's toxin on the floor. The player base is healthy enough for now as I can always find a match, this is helped by the game being asynchronous removing ping concerns, and allowing me to play with anyone around the world. Still, I would also like bot matches for when/if the player base drops too low.

    Lemnis Gate is a complex tactical game that keeps me coming back for that thrill of dominating your opponent's mind and executing your own perfect sequence of moves. To quote the great Mikhail Tal to win "you must take your opponent into a deep, dark forest where 2+2=5 and the path leading out is only wide enough for one."
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  2. Nov 30, 2021
    10
    This game is truly innovative and creative, and the developers deserve a LOT of credit for creating this new game. Lemnis gate does takeThis game is truly innovative and creative, and the developers deserve a LOT of credit for creating this new game. Lemnis gate does take some time to adapt to, but if you like deep games coupled with the FPS genre, this is going to really surprise you pleasantly. I'm very impressed, and I hope that more games incorporate features like Lemnis Gate has done. Truly excellent. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2021
    8
    DUŻO Bardziej rozbudowany Quantum League. Niestety podziela ten sam błąd co oryginał. Motyw cofania czasu jest świetny - ale cieżko stworzyćDUŻO Bardziej rozbudowany Quantum League. Niestety podziela ten sam błąd co oryginał. Motyw cofania czasu jest świetny - ale cieżko stworzyć nową marke w FPS. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2021
    7
    OK game, if you like FPS this is a great twist on the genre. I really enjoyed this for the first few hours but then the holes started showing.OK game, if you like FPS this is a great twist on the genre. I really enjoyed this for the first few hours but then the holes started showing.

    Movement kinda sucks and feels quite janky, things often don't do what you want them to (certain abilities eg), which adds a big level of frustration to an otherwise cool game
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  5. Jun 9, 2022
    0
    if it is so good where are the players? why people do not play the game? Revolutionary mind bending turn based time loop something no one plays.

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