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  1. Jun 21, 2017
    4
    A twin stick shooter from the makers of Resogun. It has much of the same graphical style, most of the same game modes, but none of the same magic.

    Its well made, but rudderless as you fly through a rapid succession of meaningless stages which end with an undecipherable formula and a score that feels empty. Like Stardust Ultra or Resogun, i guess you are supposed to continue to replay
    A twin stick shooter from the makers of Resogun. It has much of the same graphical style, most of the same game modes, but none of the same magic.

    Its well made, but rudderless as you fly through a rapid succession of meaningless stages which end with an undecipherable formula and a score that feels empty.

    Like Stardust Ultra or Resogun, i guess you are supposed to continue to replay the 5ish stages for higher scores ---then on more difficult settings for a more intense challenge, but its all so similar and missing a worthwhile end goal.....i just dont get why you would. There is so little opportunity for alternate play styles or strategies, it ends up being an almost identical experience each time.

    There are some achievements called "feats", and some slight customization you can unlock by grinding currency from certain modes.....but again, why? Do you care if your barely visible character has a slightly different highlight shade to his white outfit.

    I was looking forward to this game and preordered it, but after 10 minutes i was bored. I thought i had missed something. I played through each mode more than a couple times, hoping the game would grow on me....it didnt.

    It steals virtually all its enemy and even stage boss mechanics from Resogun, making it feel very derivative.

    In a sentence, Its Resogun without the novelty, PS4 launch limited competition, and charm.

    It will probably be a PS+ game by Xmas....save your money.
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88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Feb 8, 2018
    80
    Nex Machina is Jarvis’ Robotron retuned, but when those revisions are a rock solid 60fps, swirling voxel storms, and an array of play-extending modes, it’s hard to shoot it down. [September 2017, p78]
  2. CD-Action
    Sep 25, 2017
    90
    A twin-stick shooter elevated to an art form. [09/2017, p.74]
  3. Aug 25, 2017
    80
    A great shooter that doesn’t push the boundaries of the genre and it won’t bring new players, but it is more or less a must-have for the fans of the genre.