Light, digestible (indie) game reviews.
I could not wait to see what the rooms held, what guns I'd find, and what bosses I'd face. Even after many hours it still feels fresh!
*Based on updated Steam total play time.
I've never played such a smooth top-down arena shooter before. Your ship's movement is super tight making it a breeze to dodge, especially with a controller. If you get hit, it wont be by mistake.
Strap yourself in because the pace is fast! Rooms are not only filled with enemies, but environmental dangers too. Mini bosses block your way to item shops and ability docks. Every floor has a dock which allows you to choose from 3 abilities. Between runs more abilities can be unlocked along with new guns and bombs. You will need multiple runs to learn enemy patterns and boss strategies. Boss fights look fantastic and all have a huge array of attacks you will need to learn to defeat them.
Monolith consists of 5 levels — each getting tougher than the last — all of which contain secret rooms holding high level upgrades. There are multiple endings and many achievements to chase. With only 16MB of HDD space required, anyone can jump in to the depths of the Monolith... and few make it out alive.