- The twin-stick shooting gameplay holds up really well and remains tight and responsive throughout whilst also carrying with it a lot of fun.
- There are plenty of unlockables for you to get to grips with and this without a doubt gives the game quite a bit of replayability.
- I absolutely loved the stages that were present in the game and the best thing is that there are a lot of them each packed with a decent amount of variety.
- I was very pleased to see a co-op option included and when you play with a friend the game shines its brightest and remains enjoyable throughout.
- The presentation side of the game isn’t bad by any means it just lacks in certain areas and fails to stand out a lot of the time.
- Some of the perks in the game don’t improve you very much and this can be frustrating when you’re in the thick of a battle.
- I found the difficulty curve to be a little problematic at times and this occurred even on the lowest difficulty setting sometimes.
All in all the twin-stick shooting genre has been going for a long while now and over the years its spawned some classics which have made this particular genre my go to genre. Tesla vs Lovecraft is the latest twin-stick shooter to come to the fore and whilst it doesn’t offer anything different from what you’ve already seen before it still manages to provide you with more than enough enjoyable moments. The gameplay that’s on offer in the game is an incredible amount of fun and the best thing is that the shooting elements remain tight and responsive throughout your playthrough. Whilst I enjoyed the gameplay a lot it does however get a little too difficult at times and it will cause you to have a few frustrating moments every now and then, but they do however do a good job of combating this problem. They combat this problem by offering you a co-op option and not only does that make things easier it also makes things more fun and enjoyable at the same time. In terms of content the game has more than enough for you to be getting on with and with the added unlockables the game is likely to keep you satisfied for quite a while. Some of the unlockables and perks though are unfortunately a little lacklustre and don’t improve you much, but thankfully most of them have been designed really well and they certainly beef up your attack. Something that surprised me about Tesla vs Lovecraft was the amount of stages the game has. There are an abundance of stages for you to sink your teeth into and the best thing is that each stage has a lot of variety present in them so that without a doubt keeps things fresh and interesting for longer. The game also has the bonus of a decent story and I found that it interacted with the gameplay extremely well, which is great. The presentation side of the game disappointed me a little bit and I was just hoping for a little bit more. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing bad here its just there isn’t much that stands out which can make things become a little tedious at times. At the end of the day as far as twin-stick shooters go Tesla vs Lovecraft is a decent addition to the genre. Don’t get me wrong there are better games out there, but it doesn’t get too much wrong and the stuff it does get right is the most important of elements. If you’re after a game that provides you with a lot of fun whilst retaining a challenge at the same time then you can do much worse than Tesla vs Lovecraft, and for that reason it gets a thumbs up from me.
I rate Tesla vs Lovecraft 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Release Date (Xbox One): March 16, 2018