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  • Summary: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a frantic 1- or 2-player couch co-op action space shooter set in a massive neon battleship. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Deep space is a dangerous place,Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a frantic 1- or 2-player couch co-op action space shooter set in a massive neon battleship. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Deep space is a dangerous place, but you don't have to face it alone. Expand

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 13, 2016
    90
    The Playstation 4 version of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime lives up to all the thrills and expectations set by the other editions. None of the potential stumbling blocks of should-be-easy ports are observed and fans of the original should find themselves right at home.
  2. 90
    A charmingly well-crafted marriage of co-operative play and Metroidvania esque mechanics, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is quite unlike any PS4 game currently available and is absolutely worth the price of admission for those looking for their next long-term co-op fix.
  3. Feb 24, 2016
    88
    This space adventure with a surprising amount of fresh ideas puts a fresh twist on arcade action.
  4. Feb 11, 2016
    85
    If My Little Ponies trampled a bouncy house and shot it toward Saturn, then you’d have an idea of what Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime looks like. It’ll be tough to make an FTL-like more adorable than this one. The frantic one- or two-player co-op is mandatory and makes for a not-so-lonely outer space.
  5. 80
    One of the best offline co-op games of recent years, with a wonderfully antagonistic premise, that destroys and rebuilds relationships on an almost minute-to-minute basis.
  6. Apr 11, 2017
    75
    Just interesting in single player but exhilarating and crazy in multiplayer, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime surely is worth the download. Be prepared to shoot down tons of aliens and to save a lot of little guys (mostly rabbits), because love has to win and your customized-and-upgraded ship is the only hope left.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 10, 2016
    70
    It's hard to be cross with any game that has you rescuing space rabbits. [Apr 2016, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Feb 22, 2016
    9
    A rare coop gem. Get this game to play with a friend, and ignore that you can play it alone. The mechanics of LiaDS are quite delightful. YouA rare coop gem. Get this game to play with a friend, and ignore that you can play it alone. The mechanics of LiaDS are quite delightful. You and a friend are inside of a ship together, and you must control it's weapons, shield, and engine between the two of you.

    Each part of your ship can be powered up by gems that you collect, and the results are surprising. Each new “Campaign” (a series of 5 levels) introduces a new environmental mechanic, all of which were creative and fun. I don't want to spoil any of that.

    The gameplay itself can get pretty tough, and you and your teammate will end up creating little strategies in order to overcome them. You'll panic together, you'll sigh as you fail your first mission together, and you'll also feel the satisfaction of winning together.

    Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime found that perfect line of how much time and trial my friend and I could bear and nailed it. Highly recommended.
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  2. Apr 7, 2017
    9
    An incredible co-op experience chock full of quick-thinking strategy and wildly imaginative environments in the vein of the Pixeljunk series,An incredible co-op experience chock full of quick-thinking strategy and wildly imaginative environments in the vein of the Pixeljunk series, namely pixeljunk shooter. Fluid learning curve which ramps up as you gain abilities and stretches your capacity for reacting to rapidly changing threats. It's been a blast to play with both my nine year old son and a friend my age(30's). This is easily the best psplus freebie in the past year and I highly recommend it! Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2018
    9
    Unique and wonderful couch coop experience. Great family game, totally safe for kids. Unlike many other coop games, Lovers is designed in aUnique and wonderful couch coop experience. Great family game, totally safe for kids. Unlike many other coop games, Lovers is designed in a way that communication with others is a must. Overall this game is very fun, highly recommended. Expand
  4. Feb 19, 2016
    7
    [OVERVIEW = 7]
    A 2D cooperative top-down shooter where 2 players switch between different subsystems of one spaceship.
    [PRESENTATION = 5]
    [OVERVIEW = 7]
    A 2D cooperative top-down shooter where 2 players switch between different subsystems of one spaceship.
    [PRESENTATION = 5]
    (Graphics = 4) Clean and textureless, like a 2D flash cartoon.
    (Visual aesthetics = 6) Simple, bright, cartoony.
    (Sound Effects = 6) Functional.
    (Music = 5)
    (Voice Acting) None
    (Plot = 4) You’re collecting “love.” I skipped most of it, but occasional popups kept insisting a story existed. Plot is a bad idea in a co-op game, because when you get a friend together to play a game, you don’t want to be bogged down in non-gameplay.
    [CONTROLS/MECHANICS = 9]
    (2D Shooter mechanics = 9) This is a top-down shooter where, rather than controlling the shooter, you are controlling a character running around the inside of the shooting vehicle, very much like “Air Buccaneers” and “Guns of Icarus” but in two dimensions instead of three. You press “use” on different chairs that represent each subsystem. In one of the four “gun” subsystems, you aim and fire the cannon covering that quadrant. In the “shield,” system, you rotate a shield around the ship to block incoming fire. In the “engine” subsystem, you can drive the spaceship. There’s also a recharging superweapon seat. It’s intuitive and easy to pick-up-and-play, making it perfect for cooperative games.
    (Friendly AI = 8) When playing alone, a cat substitutes for player 2, and you can direct which of the subsystems it takes (where it is actually competent), except that it won’t take the driver’s seat.
    (Enemy AI = 6) Functional.
    (Physics = 6) Planets tend to have gravitational orbits that will guide you around if you stop flying. There are other little touches like a current in the underwater stage.
    (Camera = 6) It works, but it’s zoomed in a little more than I would like in order to show the positions of both player characters at all times, which makes the player ship take up an inordinate amount of screen space and limits the enemy encounters you can have.
    [DESIGN = 7]
    (Menus = 7) Not terrible, but it incorporates the main gameplay flight mechanics into selecting the stage you want to play, and it wasn’t that clear about how far I was in the game, leading to some confusion. Convenient drop-in, drop-out co-op.
    (Level design = 7) The goal is to fly around small-medium open stages, fight off enemies, and collect the hearts. You have to hunt a bit to find the collectibles that let you continue but they’re signposted. Nothing really interesting.
    (Checkpoint distance = 7)
    (Difficulty Curve = 6)
    (Upgrade System = 8) The upgrades are cool, usually offered as your choice of a progressive boost to one of your ship’s subsystems (i.e., faster rate of fire vs bigger bullets).
    (Modes) = Campaign-only (singleplayer or 2-player local cooperative). No versus of any kind.
    (Length) = 7 hours (0% Padding)
    [CONCLUSION]
    The core gameplay never really changes, but you won’t finish the game in one sitting. It’s too basic of a top-down shooter to play alone, or to last more than an hour at a time with a friend. But it’s just simple enough to work great for really enjoyable half-hour bursts with a friend where you call out instructions to each other.
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  5. Jan 12, 2017
    7
    As of playing the game up until a little while after the first boss:

    The game is incredibly simple and, if played right, incredibly fun. It
    As of playing the game up until a little while after the first boss:

    The game is incredibly simple and, if played right, incredibly fun. It does what it does very well. It provides players with a co-op experience that is truly cooperative (to play this alone is to not play it at all). If one player isn't up to par, the whole operation doesn't work. This creates a sense of comradery. Combine that with a silly story and good times are bound to be had.

    The mechanics are sometimes difficult to control, but this doesn't make for a problem as much as it makes for shenanigans. There's ever the feeling that you're slightly out of control, which helps the gave move along in what would otherwise be a rather linear experience.

    The level design is incredibly simple as far as structure goes, with not much variation being had so far. The visual design doesn't change much within each section either. This isn't that big of a deal so long as you play the game in short bursts.

    There isn't much depth to the game, but the game isn't meant to be too deep anyway. It takes itself lightly and players can't help but do so also.

    The gameplay consists of you and your friend(s) each operating a different part of a ship (i.e, the engine, the shield, a gunner, etc.) and trying to make your way through a monster infested atmosphere filled with obstacles. The maps are pretty small, but they consist of several different paths to take. Ultimately, this degree of choice will begin to feel inconsequential but it's nice while it lasts.

    All that being said, there does come a point where the player might start to feel like the whole thing is really just a lot of fluff, and that feeling would be partially justified. The game is entertaining, but in a way similar to phone games. It provides temporary entertainment that forces the player to provide his own humor if its to last. The amount of fun you derive from this game largely depends upon whether you and your friends can see the funniness in the game. If you can't, this game just won't be kind to you.
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  6. Nel
    Jun 13, 2017
    5
    Very basic game, feels more frustrating that it suppose to. The game is coop, but can be played alone. It's not my cup of tea, but time can beVery basic game, feels more frustrating that it suppose to. The game is coop, but can be played alone. It's not my cup of tea, but time can be spend in it without being to frustrated Expand
  7. Apr 26, 2017
    0
    Another weak month on ps+..... sigh. This month we are treated to a terrible indie title that no one asked for or wanted....yay!

    The
    Another weak month on ps+..... sigh. This month we are treated to a terrible indie title that no one asked for or wanted....yay!

    The graphics are shocking, game play is laughable, sound is irritating and the most fun you will have is pressing X to delete.

    Avoid this drivel designed for those poor creatures who cant afford real games but sadly have to rely on ps+ each month.

    Sad times in gaming indeed!
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