Colt Canyon Review (Xbox Series S)

Colt Canyon Review (Xbox Series S)

Shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of hidden treasures, weapons, obstacles, and all kinds of bloodthirsty scum! Colt Canyon is a stylish pixel art shooter with roguelike elements and real-time combat where you save your kidnapped partner from the ruthless bandits.

Pros:

  • Nice pixel art graphics.
  • 428.5MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Roguelike twin stick shooter gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial section and pop ups.
  • Addictive.
  • Variety of missions.
  • Destructible elements of the level.
  • Simple level design.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Cohesive style.
  • Can pick up ammo and guns from enemies and breakables.
  • Boss battles.
  • Cool level transition effect.

Colt Canyon Review (Xbox Series S)

Cons:

  • Slight learning curve.
  • Aiming shots can be tricky.
  • The scenery can obstruct your view.
  • The difficulty is up and down.

Colt Canyon Review (Xbox Series S)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

I love a good roguelike and Colt Canyon is one of the better arcade-style ones. It ditches a lot of complicated mechanics and the necessity to play the game over and over. Instead, it gives you a twin-stick Western shooter with a lot of fun to be had. You pick a character and take on the randomized levels that have a lot of variety to them, you can even hire an Ai buddy to accompany you and give them a gun. OK, so the game looks basic and may even sound basic but when they manage to get the controls as tight as they are and have the gameplay as smooth as they do it’s hard not to notice Colt Canyon. This is a game for people that want a challenge but not be overwhelmed with mechanics and gimmicks.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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