What is Nex Machina about?
Nex Machina is an intense arcade style twin-stick shooter from Housemarque. Taking hints from both Robotron and Smash TV, Nex Machina focuses on pure action, voxel destruction and competition in the distant, cablepunk themed future.
In the world of Nex Machina, humans have become so dependent on technology that they cannot avert their eyes from portable devices anymore. Around them, machines have reached consciusness and surpassed human intelligence tenfold. No reasons to be servants now – robots are clearly the superior lifeform. And to make their point, they start eradicating all human life...
Housemarque, the creators of Resogun, and Eugene Jarvis invite you on a trip back to the age of arcades and play Nex Machina, the twinstick shooter of this generation. Destroy the evil robots, free the humans and defeat your friends high scores along with their dreams of success. Do you have what it takes to make it to the top?
The makers of the colourful PS4 Neon Ballerbude "Resogun" and "Outland" available here on Steam are back with Nex Machina and deliver exactly what they have already proven at Resogun: Fast shootouts reminiscent of the arcadic top-down vertical shooters of the 90s - and yes. . . in principle, the Nex Machina is already. After an hour you've completed the 5-level super-small campaign, fired your way through loads of varied and interesting enemies, freed many civilians, discovered one or the other secret and scraped an end boss at the end of each level. The control is incredibly precise - the analog sticks / direction keys let you shoot in the corresponding direction, you have to avoid enemies, because a hit usually means death - unless you have a sign. Then, however, you will have to reckon with downgrades of your firepower, which will not result in wide shots and shorter distances and miscellaneous. Who abu2665u2665u2665u2665u2665t has to repeat the minilevel section, but they are usually so overly short that it is not that bad. In this one hour I had a lot of fun, but I have to say that the rather redundant size of the game does not justify the purchase price. There would have been more in here - but it's a good game :)