There’s been many different AA/Indie publishers during the Playstation 4/ Xbox One generation, but only one stands out to be as releasing the most underrated gems. Of course, I’m talking about Nicalis, who not only pair great concepts with fun gameplay, but have released games such as the sick and twisted The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, the hard as nails 1001 Spikes, and the gory Toribash all in the span of a short couple of years. With their newest game focusing on the multiplayer magic of voodoo, I was intrigued yet cautious of the results. It’s a rather unexplored topic! And because of that, Full Mojo Rampage takes a couple of stumbles, but overall is competent enough. Here’s why.
Akin to The Binding of Isaac, Full Mojo Rampage is yet another roguelike with a spooky premise. But what it lacks in based originality, it gains in it’s value and fun factor. Stylistically, it’s an off the rocker twinstick shooter, that’s loot and wave heavy. This mixture of different design elements is what makes Full Mojo Rampage feel so unique, although there are some slight flaws hidden within it’s structure.
Story & Design:
In terms of controls and gameplay, Full Mojo Rampage is one of the more elegant indie shooters I’ve had the chance to play this year. It feels smooth, and the characters get more customizable and powerful as you continue. Unfortunately, the game has an abrupt difficulty curve that could turn off some players, in addition to limited inventory settings. While this does encourage teamwork, the Rambo’s in your friend groups might feel a tad left out.
Presentation/ Visuals & Audio:
Full Mojo Rampage doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to creativity, and the prime implementation of this exists in it’s presentation, which is a lot more than just mashing great ideas together. There’s a wide array of content, and the game has a fresh, resounding vibe. The soundtrack is an absolute stunner too, another one of the reasons to get Full Mojo Rampage right this minute.
Full Mojo Rampage is another excellent game from Nicalis, that carries the torch for roguelike shooter mashups into the coming years. It’s smart and creative, and holds challenge that is tough to overcome, but never insurmountable. If you need a great summer indie game, you may have just found your choice.
Full Mojo Rampage gets a 8/10 (Very Good)
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