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  • Summary: NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to endNeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack'n'slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 18, 2017
    100
    NeuroVoider is the best roguelike game on the Switch right now. It's excellently made, looks beautiful, and offers some of the best multiplayer experiences available on the system. To say I loved the game is an understatement; Flying Oak have made a game that anyone can fall in love with in just a few minutes.
  2. Aug 31, 2018
    91
    While it doesn’t necessarily revolutionize any of the genres from which it draws inspiration, NeuroVoider still manages to be an exceptionally enjoyable game. Not only did the developers create a mechanically fun game, but they added in a layer of highly enjoyable and deep customization options that is the true heart of the game; no matter what your play-style is, there are countless ways to create unique variations of it. Considering the joy of replaying the game, its issues with occasionally cheap boss fights do little to distract you.
  3. 90
    Everything about NeuroVoider just feels good. As a fan of the RPG genre, I love how strategy based thinking has been perfectly mixed with heart pounding action. The biggest concern with Rougelike permadeath is avoiding the feeling of staleness and there is no concern of that here. For one of the best Indie experiences on the Switch so far, the small investment into learning the complexity of the inventory system is more than worth it.
  4. Sep 20, 2017
    80
    As a challenging indie title which offers a good chunk of replayability, NeuroVoider is certainly worth some of your time. Know before you make the purchase that you're going to be shooting, shooting and more shooting, though, and you should be able to take advantage of it in quick bursts thanks to its pick-up-and-play nature. It's not a cheap one at £12.99, but it's an indie game you ought to give a chance.
  5. Nov 22, 2017
    80
    Neurovoider is a fun twin-stick shooter and is especially great to have and take around with me everywhere I go. The moody soundtrack bangs, the game's frantic and fast, and the loot system is engaging as you build yourself up and find new and amazingly named things. It's especially perfect if you need a game that you can play a quick couple of rounds of while you're waiting somewhere or on a commute – it starts to feel a little samey and doesn't do too much to set itself apart as different from other similar games, but it's a good time nonetheless.
  6. Oct 1, 2017
    80
    NeuroVoider is a great addition to the Switch, both providing a challenge for a single player while also being a great party game. The loot customization adds a hook to keep you playing and killing more monsters, while the procedural generation makes sure you always have new levels and loot to look for.
  7. Oct 15, 2017
    70
    Neurovoider takes a bold step forward and brings RPG and shooting elements into a roguelike game, a recipe that works surprisingly well. Action-packed, frantic and nerve-wrecking at times, Neurovoider could use a more balanced sense of progression and difficulty but it's certainly on the right path.

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  1. Aug 24, 2018
    10
    If you like both the rogue-lite and bullet-hell genres, you will 11/10 love this game. It's hard to articulate all the great things about itIf you like both the rogue-lite and bullet-hell genres, you will 11/10 love this game. It's hard to articulate all the great things about it in such a short space, but in short, the art, music, gameplay mechanics, and general attitude of the game really struck a chord with me. I've been playing video games my whole life and just now made a metacritic account to rant about how good this one is specifically... I hope the devs are super proud of themselves :3 Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2017
    9
    This game is just so insanely fun and addicting. I haven’t played many rouge-like games before but if they can be as good as this I’ll gladlyThis game is just so insanely fun and addicting. I haven’t played many rouge-like games before but if they can be as good as this I’ll gladly play more. I love the graphics and the music is very awesome. There is so much customization in this game and its pretty much fresh and new ever single run you do. This game brings quite the challenge with tons of stages for each run and 3 different difficulty levels. So much fun! Expand
  3. Sep 8, 2017
    8
    It took me all but 10 minutes to realize this game is awesome and another few hours to understand why. The action is intense, the controlsIt took me all but 10 minutes to realize this game is awesome and another few hours to understand why. The action is intense, the controls are precise, the powers are diverse, and the Music is freaking AWESOME! I need to play it some more, particularly with multiplayer before I rate it higher than an 8, but I've seen enough to know it's at least an 8 and has potential to be much more. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2017
    7
    Get ready to scrap together your frankenbot!

    At it’s heart NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter, which i love, and instead of shooting with
    Get ready to scrap together your frankenbot!

    At it’s heart NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter, which i love, and instead of shooting with your right stick like most twin stick shooters, you aim. Then use your right or left triggers to shoot each of your two equipped weapons. This really opens up the gameplay opportunities as mechanically the aiming feels spot on, I’ve played twin sticks where you can switch between weapons but never with access to both at the same time. Blasting a gaggle of bullet bots with my machine gun, then seamlessly finishing off a super elite with a mini nuke, raises the gameplay bar for twin stick shooters

    Each time that you start a new game you choose between one of three different classes, rampage, dash, and fortress. Each class has it’s own unique ability and own gear, with the weapons being the same for all three classes.
    You jump into each level with a choice between three different stages. Each varying on size, elite enemy amount, and the amount of loot. Choosing that level with the most loot will always reward you if you can survive. Sometimes you're dropped into a swarm of blade swinging, laser wielding robots, but walking away with a load of elite weapons certainly makes the challenge worth your while

    You also have a special ability that is different for each class, the fortress class has a damage blocking force field, while the rampage class unleashes a barrage of bullets. Both your weapons and your special ability all drain your EP, causing you to sometimes overheat and wait for your EP to recharge before you can attack again.

    Throughout each round of gameplay enemies drop pickups which contain different armor and weapons. Upon finishing a round you're placed into intermission where you rummage through everything you've scavenged during that round, either putting the new gear into action or scrapping the item for currency. This currency can either be used to gamble forge an item, which honestly never gave me anything that great or to upgrade your existing gear. Which is where I ended up dumping most of my Neuro cash. Having a varied armory of weapon types is one of NeuroVoider’s high points. Once I found my artillery sweet spot, I could boost my fav weapons to their highest level, making me quite the formidable foe when it comes to boss fights.

    Did someone say boss fights!!

    The boss fights in NeuroVoider are bullet hell extravaganza, which is right up my alley. But this being a rogue-LIGHT game, when I died and worked my way back up to the boss I expected a different enemy. Not the case, even when I reached the second and third bosses, even the final BOSS! It is just a more beefy version of the previous boss. It would've been nice to have a roster of bosses to cycle through to keep each run feeling unique.

    NeuroVoider is a great rogue-light twin sticker shooter that goes a little too light on the rogue. The incredibly solid mechanics will keep me blasting my way through bullet hell a little while longer, but that lack of variation in enemies and boss fights, make this feel very linear. Which can become a little repetitive after it’s beaten a couple of times.

    Check out my video review at my YouTube channel TheFlannelFox
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  5. Oct 29, 2017
    7
    NeuroVoider is a great twin-stick roguelike to add to the increasingly impressive array of indies on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The action isNeuroVoider is a great twin-stick roguelike to add to the increasingly impressive array of indies on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The action is intense, the shooting is reassuringly precise and the customisation is addictive. In fact, the first time I played it, I had so much fun that it was nearly three hours before I put it down. Heck, it even sports co-op for up to four friends.

    Being a roguelike, NeuroVoider isn't for the faint of heart. That aforementioned intense action is every bit as tough as it is fun. The fact that my first few runs lasted little more than a minute lays testament to that. Also some may claim that the procedurally generated levels (and enemies!) isn't different to any other game if it ilk, but with its loot and customisation, NeuroVoider does enough to stand out from the crowd. And at £11.99, it offers great value, too. Highly recommended.
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