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  • Summary: Build your JYDGE. Enter Edenbyrg. Get out alive.

    JYDGE is a lawful but awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Create your own play-style by augmenting your JYDGE, modifying your
    Build your JYDGE. Enter Edenbyrg. Get out alive.

    JYDGE is a lawful but awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Create your own play-style by augmenting your JYDGE, modifying your Gavel rifle, and choosing companion drones to suit the tasks at hand.

    Will you be stealthy and lurk in shadows? Or will you assault the evildoers head on? Maybe you'll brutally rocket them to bits from a distance? Or perhaps bring your own squad of reckless companions to solve the scenarios?

    You be the JYDGE!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 13, 2017
    100
    I love the look of Jydge. It’s like The Sims and Blade Runner got together one night and decided it would be a good idea to combine their aesthetics into a joint venture of top-down/isometric and bleak futuristic stylings and then spiced it up with pops of neon. The soundtrack is pretty good too. You could say it’s like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get, until that one track kicks in that is as annoying as coming across a chocolate with a concealed almond inside. Not to worry, there are plenty of chocolates in the box and they are random any time you enter a stage. The music tracks that is, not the chocolates.
  2. Oct 26, 2017
    74
    Jydge is a fun yet difficult twin stick shooter brimming with customisation and content, it can be difficult at times but its varied mission types and unlockables should keep you busy for a good while.
  3. 70
    There's quite a few levels to work through in Jydge, so you'll get your money's worth. There's probably no reason to go for both this and Neon Chrome, though. There's just not enough variety in how the games play (or indeed their visual design) to sustain them across two titles. I like the idea of spinning this setting into a franchise, as there's potential there, but giving another genre a crack would be a good idea at this point.
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    70
    Jydge offers more of Neon Chrome's twin-stick carnage, but with a livelier tone and more open structure.
  5. 65
    Jydge is a compelling game that has some clever ideas and a huge amount of customization. Unfortunately it’s held back by a demanding progression system that lends itself to grinding and replaying missions ad nauseam. There is definitely fun to be had with the solid gameplay, a huge amount of unlockables and challenging subgoals, but for those hoping to see the credits roll, prepare yourself to replay the same missions time and time again.
  6. Nov 7, 2017
    60
    While correcting and improving some of the gameplay aspects of Neon Chrome, Jydge can not overcome it in a substantial way.
  7. Oct 19, 2017
    50
    Much like Neon Chrome, JYDGE operates by the book. It’s a mediocre experience that fails to stand out within the top-down shooter genre. Looking beyond the uninspired themes and design – not to forget the excessive use of justice-related puns – the major problems can be linked to the casual tempo of the gameplay. Further issues come from the imprecise controls, leaving you lacking the necessary precision when moving and aiming. In a genre where you want to quickly and efficiently eliminate all enemy threats, this title rarely makes you feel like a hardened law enforcer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 20, 2017
    10
    The game is awesome. If you like Hotline Miami or twin stick shooters, you'll love this game. The amount of customization is staggering. TheThe game is awesome. If you like Hotline Miami or twin stick shooters, you'll love this game. The amount of customization is staggering. The graphics look beautiful on the switch. The hand crafted levels are well designed and let you tackle them in many different ways.

    Don't trust any reviews from nintendolife or any website that has Nintendo in the name. They're nothing but a bunch of loser nintendrones that only play cartoon games like Mario.

    Look to steam for reviews, as that's where REAL gamers give honest reviews. Or check out other sites that don't think Zelda and Mario are the best games ever made.
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  2. Oct 25, 2017
    8
    10tons Ltd. is an independent games developer based in Tampere, Finland. They have a great collection of unique titles. My personal favorite10tons Ltd. is an independent games developer based in Tampere, Finland. They have a great collection of unique titles. My personal favorite is Crimsonland, an intense and addictive game that I enjoyed playing with friends.

    JYDGE is there latest game, a futuristic top-down Cop Shooter.

    The first thing I noticed about the gameplay is how smooth everything runs, you really feel the love and care that 10tons Ltd put into the game with small details that added to the overall experience. Your job is to eliminate crime in the City of Edenbyrg and rescue the hostages with any means necessary.

    The game starts simple, by introducing you to its mechanics, Mood and setting. The more I played, the more I appreciated how deep the game is. Each Chapter is divided into 5 sections separated across the map. Before each mission, you are given different objectives that you can complete. Rescue the hostages, loot all the containers and Exit in 20 seconds are just some of the objectives that I came across. The objectives are fun, and they never felt repetitive. The more objectives you complete the more medals and money you earn.

    The amount of customizing is impressive, your weapon is called the Gavel and it is filled with different configurations that you can equip. Special weapons such as a Rocket Launcher will help you destroy larger enemies but they have limited use per level so you have to use them wisely. Fire Mods comes with countless bullets to unlock and choose from such as Shot Gun Shells and Plasma with each having its own strengths and weaknesses. Everything within the Gavel weapon can be upgraded to the Max with the money you make by confiscating containers from each level. Upgrading the Gavel always felt satisfying.
    You can also choose between countless cyberware Items on your suit and equip any that fits your strategy for each level. For example, Shadow Blend allowed me to sneak in between dark areas to take out enemies while Liam the Laser Drone helped me destroy enemies faster. The amount of choices you have before starting a mission are countless.

    You will encounter challenging enemies during the game, especially boss battles. Planning ahead is key to beating them. You will die a lot in this game but the more you play the better you become.

    I enjoyed the music in JYDGE because it suited the futuristic setting, the cool music blended well with the action and the over the top gameplay. The controls were easy to use and responsive which is great for a game like this that requires a fast response from the player

    The Graphics in JYDGE are good, most enemies look different especially the bosses and the City of Edenbyrg looks imposing due to the small touches of each level. The dark, gritty mood is felt here and you could really feel the tension while completing the mission

    The replay value is high, once you finish a chapter, you unlock Hardcore difficulty and replaying the missions again on hardcore mode earns you more medals to unlock new levels. The endless customization options in your weapon and gear will keep you coming back for more to try out newer, more creative techniques in a mission. Teaming up with a friend and playing co-op adds a further layer of depth in the game. I enjoyed coordinating with my partner. Do we move in unnoticed? Or do we blast our way in and complete the level in 30 seconds? Those were fun decisions to make.

    Over all I enjoyed the game but I would have enjoyed it more if there was more emphasis on the story. JYDGE is a fun, vibrant action packed game with tons of replay value that deserves attention
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  3. Nov 30, 2017
    7
    The Honorable Flannel Fox reviewing…

    Before Neon Chrome 10Tons cyber punk top down shooter, there was Jydge, the prequel and spin off game.
    The Honorable Flannel Fox reviewing…

    Before Neon Chrome 10Tons cyber punk top down shooter, there was Jydge, the prequel and spin off game. Keeping the twin stick shooter mechanics and aesthetically in the same world as Neon Chrome, with some overarching differences in the games progression.

    You play as the cyber soldier JYDGE, working your way through different tactical situations, think futuristic one man swat team. Diffusing a hostage situation or taking down a gang leader in many different situations, banks, night clubs, gang hideouts. The environments look like they are all crafted from the same modular kit, but the exterior scenes really help break apart the monotony when things start feeling a bit repetitive.

    Mechanically JYDGE plays great, the same twin stick controls as neon chrome. Left stick moves, right stick aims, right trigger shoots, left trigger is your special attack. Where JYDGE truly shines is it’s rpg progression system.

    In each level you play there are certain objectives that upon completing will award you with metals. A total of six metals can be earned per level and are needed in order to unlock upcoming levels and gear. Along with cash the metals help you unlock modifications for you cyber suit and your GAVEL, the futuristic weapon that JYDGE wields.

    Upgrading both your suit and mods is key to surviving in this enemy ridden environment. Giving you different unique abilities making the choices in mods truly matter. I havent even scratched the surface in the amount of mods that you are able to unlock. However what I have been using is great, you even have the option to upgrade certain mods you enjoy so they become stronger. I keep upgrading my bouncing long range laser projectiles, because yea, i’m a sniper at heart.

    When first jumping into JYDGE i was thrilled with the progression system choosing certain levels to replay in order to unlock new metals, until I hit a wall. Eventually you will have to go back to replay certain levels in order to progress further through the campaign, the issue is that some of the tasks you have to complete get sort of ridiculous.

    I am by no means a pro gamer, however I’m not terrible, the two mandatory metal typs that continue to resurface are the timed missions and the stealth missions. The timed missions, yes eventually you can run through the level, just take out the boss, then run to the exit, which is more annoying than anything. But the stealth missions, seem obtusely balanced. There were some instances where I was seen by enemies through walls, and if every thug walking around here has xray vision, i’d like to know.

    Jydge is a very solid twin stick shooter with great moment to moment gameplay & captivating rpg elements. Unfortunately some of the repetitive mandatory game challenges and samie graphics keep this jury from a unanimous verdict

    Be sure to watch my video review at YouTube channel TheFlannelFox
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