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  • Summary: Centuries after a divine power divided itself between seven mysterious masks, chaos reigns. Now inhabiting vessels called Heralds, these seven entities spend eternity fighting each other as the world decays around them. That is, all but one. Talaal, the forgotten seventh mask, and its newCenturies after a divine power divided itself between seven mysterious masks, chaos reigns. Now inhabiting vessels called Heralds, these seven entities spend eternity fighting each other as the world decays around them. That is, all but one. Talaal, the forgotten seventh mask, and its new Herald Yissia stand alone. Only together can they stop their siblings’ apocalyptic war. Don the mask of Talaal and duel against devilish monstrosities in multi-stage boss battles with breakneck speed. Go in guns blazing, weaving through oncoming fire, and unleashing a torrent of heavenly abilities to overcome adversaries as quickly as possible. Time is of the essence, because in Godstrike as the seconds count down, so too does our hero’s health bar. Time is both life and a currency. Talaal and Yissia lose valuable seconds needed to complete their mission for every hit they take. So the pair must make calculated moves before each showdown, shuffling between an ever-expanding stockpile of skills to help defend against their foes’ strengths while taking advantage of weaknesses. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. May 8, 2021
    85
    With multiple game modes and bosses that change patterns, the game is a great challenge. However, at the same time, it is quite simple in several aspects, such as scenarios and models. Worth the cost benefit for anyone looking for something in the bullet hell genre.
  2. Apr 16, 2021
    73
    Godstrike is a good option if you like bullet hell and boss rush games. It does have some shortcomings, but overall is challenging and fun.
  3. May 25, 2021
    70
    Godstrike will test your patience and your abilities with a controller. When at its best, this game is fully creative, fun, and all around a good time, but not one game is perfect, and this game will show its cracks from time to time.
  4. Apr 15, 2021
    60
    Godstrike can be a rewarding puzzle-shooter experience, but its inconsistent difficulty hinders enjoyment, leading to frustrating early battles that marr the game's positives. There is little to no story to pull players through its more challenging moments, but the time/health system is a tough, unique puzzle that can elevate Godstrike from a repetitive slogfest, into an experience worth your many deaths.
  5. 55
    Godstrike surrounds its sole interesting mechanic with mediocrity, and there’s very little reason to recommend it at all. It controls fine and offers some replay value, but the steep initial difficulty curve, lackluster story, and middling presentation position this title well below others of its ilk. I do like how after the timer runs out you enter a “sudden death” situation, where the next hit will end your run, but that’s another small positive lost among the negatives. I’m eager to see further iteration on the boss rush-style action game, but I don’t need three strikes to call this one out.
  6. May 29, 2021
    50
    Godstrike is, at its crunchy centre, a boss rush game built around a somewhat interesting mechanic that, no matter how flawed, certainly gets the adrenaline pumping. Each of the encounters feels well designed but immovable to the average player. There are only so many times the player can try at an encounter before they feel disheartened at the difficulty. Not feeling like one can sacrifice time for abilities is disappointing too. The game also refuses to acknowledge that not allowing the player any way to recoup lost health disadvantages players unfairly. It’s a game that means well with a new challenge for high-skilled players of twin-stick shooters, but casual players won’t need much time to realise just how tedious learning these controls can be.
  7. May 4, 2021
    30
    While Godstrike can be frustrating and lacking in the overall narrative, the game is still a good choice for fans of exceedingly difficult combat. However, Godstrike may not be the best selection for those who enjoy the fulfillment of steady progression when building skills and taking on challenges that increase in difficulty levels. Hopefully, a patch will be released in the future to help improve the overall Joy-Con controls for Nintendo Switch, and potentially introduce a lock-on feature to make aiming at enemies easier to do. Right now, however, Godstrike remains tough to recommend to anyone who isn't a die-hard fan of these niche, immensely difficult titles, and even then, they'd likely do well to avoid the Switch version until its controls are better.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. May 17, 2021
    8
    Any review below 7,0 is unfair ! The game runs clean on Switch, FPS never unstable, no bugs, OST, story and everything its at least OK.
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    Any review below 7,0 is unfair ! The game runs clean on Switch, FPS never unstable, no bugs, OST, story and everything its at least OK.
    But it's a VERY HARD game, you need to know.
    But I really recomende it.
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