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  • Summary: A shoot-em-up inspired arcade classics.
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  1. Nov 13, 2016
    71
    Featuring upgradeable weapons, unlockable combat companions, and hidden collectibles to find, Blue Rider’s biggest problem is overzealous movement controls that make fine-tuned bullet dodging trickier than it needs to be. While it does not feature a story or basic plot, it makes up for it with fast action, explosions, and replayability as you try to reach the top of the leaderboard.
  2. May 10, 2017
    68
    Blue Rider is fun, flashy but also flawed. It’s nice to see a legitimate shoot-em-up on the PS4, one made by people who appreciate the genre. The graphical palette is beautiful, and rarely this nice for this genre. Audio is a throwback, and in the best of ways. Too few levels and no true continues make Blue Rider a likely tough sell except for score chasers.
  3. Nov 11, 2016
    60
    While the core gameplay is at least somewhat solid, Blue Rider doesn’t have a lot of content or any particularly nifty features to help it stand out amongst its competitors. Unless you love Twin stick shooters and are really, really itching for a challenge, give this one a pass.
  4. 50
    Blue Rider is the latest example of a sub-sub-genre of shoot ’em up that has never really worked. With its overly long, samey levels, it all starts to feel like a chore pretty quickly but there is a level of challenge here and some arcade fans may get something out of it. But, with better options out there, this is a game that is tough to recommend.
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  1. Jul 23, 2018
    10
    Not other game like this is now available. Pure fun! Nice unit design, fun weapons, great bosses. You can play it like normal game doingNot other game like this is now available. Pure fun! Nice unit design, fun weapons, great bosses. You can play it like normal game doing level one by one or make run through the whole game like roguelike collecting weapon upgarades from all levels. Best relaxing twin stick on market right now. Expand
  2. Jan 15, 2018
    5
    It has the making of a fun game but just falls flat on it's back at the finish line. The controls are smooth but work against you to make itIt has the making of a fun game but just falls flat on it's back at the finish line. The controls are smooth but work against you to make it harder than it needs to be. The levels are over simplistic and the enemies are boring and repetitive.

    So much possible, so little achieved.
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