Nuclear Blaze Review (Steam)

In our Nuclear Blaze Review, we play as a trained firefighter, we are being air-dropped right in the middle of this hell blaze to investigate and look for survivors. But the unexpected presence of an unknown military facility might somewhat affect your plans.

Nuclear Blaze Review

Nuclear Blaze Review Pros:

  • Decent pixel art graphics.
  • 231.11MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Direct X and Open GL options upon boot up.
  • Graphics – fullscreen and resolution.
  • Display settings – contrast, Scanlines, distortion, and vignetting.
  • Speedrunner timer – on/off.
  • Full controller support.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Two modes – normal and kids mode.
  • Difficulty settings – armor (0/1/2/unlimited), extra water, powerful water hose, and super fast fires.
  • The opening level has button prompts to act as a tutorial.
  • Kid mode – specially crafted worlds, invincible, auto-aiming water spray and you have to save all the kittens.
  • Kittens are like a collectible that you rescue and they follow you to safety vents.
  • Find new upgrades as you play.
  • You cannot see what’s in a room until you enter it.
  • Plays like a puzzle Splatformer.
  • Has a certain need for dexterity.
  • When a room has fires it’s really hard to see.
  • Clear a room completely of fire and it becomes easier to see and it makes a cool little noise.
  • Pick up lore and story as you play.
  • Can change difficulty settings in the pause menu.
  • Decent Chiptune soundtrack.

Nuclear Blaze Review

Nuclear Blaze Review Cons:

  • Minimal graphic settings.
  • When rebinding controls it shows the keyboard and not the controller.
  • The tiniest bit of fire will kill you.
  • Bad checkpoints mean you are replaying large chunks or the level.
  • Fire seems to just start back up for no reason.
  • No voicework.
  • Can be hard to read things as it happens when something is happening on screen.

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Nuclear Blaze Review

Nuclear Blaze:

Official website.

Developer: Deep Knight Games

Publisher: Deep Knight Games

Store Links –

Steam

Itchio

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Nuclear Blaze is a Firefighter game whereby you need to extinguish flames and solve the puzzles of the room to escape them. What I like is how the controls are smooth yet powerful, it feels awesome to aim and shoot the hose gun and watch flames go out. Talking of things I love, they nailed the atmosphere for when there are flames the room is dark and smoky, extinguishing all flames will restore light and clarity to the room. The thing is the smoke looks so realistic that I genuinely found myself holding my breath or wiping my eyes as they water profusely. The levels are tight and claustrophobic but have a zen-like design where hitting a button will open a door to get to another door and so on, you can turn on water sprinklers to help you stem the fires coming back because they will and it is proper fuck off annoying but right realistic. Fires will spread so you need to always be mindful as you only have limited armor. The game loves to kill you quickly which is fine but it loves to push you far back every death meaning you will be replaying a lot of the sections over and over. Rooms will be dark until you enter them so it works like maps uncovering as you explore. Kittens, you knew they would be in the game right? Well, they are like bonus Collectibles, you rescue them and escort them to a nearby vent. The game is short which is usually a bad thing but to be honest it’s long enough that the Gimmick doesn’t outstay it’s welcome because after like an hour you have seen all the game has to offer and it’s only a few hours after that you see credits. Overall Nuclear Blaze is a fun ride that has a good style and whilst it only goes for a handful of hours, it does shine bright and goes for something else.

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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