Review: Deep Space Rush (PlayStation 4)

Deep Space Rush

Are you ready to protect the space stations from biological threats? Then grab your gun, jump into your ship, and prepare for lift-off.

Pros:

  • 8-bit style graphics.
  • 46.61mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Cross-buy with Playstation Vita.
  • Separate trophy lists.
  • Tutorial pop up at the start.
  • Controls-jump and shoot.
  • Roguelike shooter gameplay.
  • Coins-collect in-game.
  • Store-spend coins on guns and upgrades. Should note this is permanent unlocks.
  • Level up guns by spending coins, it increases power/ammo.
  • Guns you own are randomly put in the levels.
  • Fast loading times.
  • A lot of replayability.
  • Easy Platinum.
  • Simple to play.
  • Levels are split into sectors.
  • A handful of enemy types.

Deep Space Rush

Cons:

  • It doesn’t tell you that you have a double jump.
  • No story.
  • No score.
  • No hook.
  • Just run and gun.
  • The shop doesn’t describe guns.
  • Only a few enemy types.
  • Minimal level design.

Deep Space Rush

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7/10

Summary

Deep Space Rush is a run and gun game, levels are randomized every run. Collect coins and buy/upgrade new guns and health. The platinum trophy took less than half an hour to unlock. The game has a good idea but lacks any sustainability and resorts to just running to the left or right collecting coins, in fact, I did a lot of runs without even shooting meaning the platinum takes even less time really. I wanted a reason to stay playing it but the guns are boring, enemies are the same over and over and you just flat out have no desire to play. In short, it’s a cool idea but is a game you clock in half-hour.

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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