Lemnis Gate Review (PlayStation 5)

 Lemnis Gate Review shows off this revolutionary turn-based combat strategy FPS taking place in a time loop. Master the unique abilities of powerful deep-space operatives and compete in mind-bending four-dimensional battles.

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Lemnis Gate Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 16.13GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and 5 versions.
  • Graphics – motion blur and low latency frame syncing.
  • Strategy shooter gameplay.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, aim mode, aim assist, crouch mode, vibration, four layouts but you can rebind the buttons yourself, deadzone, and any acceleration sliders for axis.
  • Crossplay – on/off.
  • Uses the controller speaker.
  • A tutorial section covering basics, time loop simulation, and the training facility. (optional)
  • 12 worlds – Devils Lair, The Arbor, Iridium plains, Quarry, Tectonic Wells, Stratos IV, Subterra, Utopia, Chimera, Solitude, Howlers Mire, and Caldera.
  • 7 operatives – Karl, Vendetta, Deathblow, Striker, Rush, Toxin and Kapitan. Each has a unique gun and ability.
  • Drone – used to scout the Battleground, zoom in/out, Mark areas, and take photos.
  • First-person view.
  • Round-based combat whereby you have 25 seconds to make a move and that move will then loop once the rounds have finished and it all plays out in real-time.
  • Sci-fi space environments.
  • Customize each operative.
  • Operatives will call out and say quips as you play.
  • Fast-paced movement.
  • Solid feeling controls.
  • Take control points by shooting them, return pods to drop zones for a score.
  • Three play styles – normal, ranked, and offline.
  • Normal modes – 1v1 turn-based, 1v1 simultaneous, 2v2 turn-based, 2v2 teammates play together, 2v2 enemies play together and 2v2 simultaneous.
  • Ranked modes – 1v1 turn-based, 1v1 simultaneous, 2v2 turn-based, 2v2 teammates play together, 2v2 enemies play together and 2v2 simultaneous.
  • Offline play modes – 1v1 turn-based and 2v2 turn-based.
  • Full party invite system.
  • Satisfying combat.
  • Every gun feels unique.
  • The controller speaker mixed with the weight of the gunfire is incredible.
  • The game gives you the tools to get better.
  • Fascinating to watch and even playing solo against bots as the previous loops will play out as you pick a character.
  • When playing offline it’s a great way to not only learn but train your brain as you remember who goes and does what and when.
  • Overall rank for you the player and a rank for the online ranked mode.
  • Every game is different.
  • Excellent locations and level design.
  • The level of detail in everything from guns to the walls and floor is next level.
  • A proper time sink experience.
  • Four missions retrieve XM, domination, seek and destroy and deathmatch.
  • The cool opening video of the location and game mode when loading.

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Lemnis Gate Review Cons:

  • No option for the controller speaker volume.
  • A lot to take in.
  • Doesn’t have bot support so offline is you against yourself as you control both teams.
  • Big learning curve.
  • Text is small in places.
  • No story mode or single-player.
  • Heavy going at the start as you wrap it all around.

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Lemnis Gate:

Official website.

Developer: Frontier

Publisher: Frontier

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.4/10

Summary

Lemnis Gate to me is where someone saw Frozen Synapse and said let’s make it bigger! For those who don’t know what I’m babbling on about, Both Frozen Synapse and Lemnis Gate play like this, you have a set amount of time to have your turn and cannot see what the enemy has done on their turn after all the turns are done the game plays out for all to watch. It’s a unique strategy game and whilst they do differ in that Frozen Synapse had a mode where you send emails to friends to tell them of their turn and Lemnis Gate takes more game modes into the mix, the main goal is the same. Lemnis Gate is a big initial ask as you wrap your head around it all, them mentioning time loops and that makes it sound a lot more involved than it in fact is but it’s still a lot of learning. The emphasis here is to play online as offline is you v you and is fine for learning but doesn’t carry much longevity, online has it all from unranked to ranked with new skins and customisation options up for rewards. The gameplay is so fucking rewarding though with a clever level designed married to a strong gunplay system, I lost many hours to Lemnis Gate and will continue to do so as no one game ever feels or plays the same. Be prepared to learn and learn a lot but once you crack the code you have a truly unique strategy game that will devour your mind.

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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