Review: GARAGE: Bad Trip (Steam)
Garage is a bloody topdown shooter inspired by VHS era B-movies. You play as an ex drug dealer named Butch, who single-handedly slays hordes of living dead to save a girl.
- Glorious pixel art style graphics.
- 970MB Download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Full controller support. (Best way to play it)
- Graphics options- Fullscreen, Resolution and graphic preset.
- Slight tutorial help.
- Three difficulties- Easy, Normal and Hard.
- Top down action shooter gameplay.
- Simple controls.
- Gore Galore.
- Break boxes for loot.
- Constant checkpoints.
- Has a VHS style presentation.
- A refreshing approach to storytelling.
- Has a speedrun feel to it.
- Combines action with bullet management.
- Many weapon types from guns to melee.
- Fantastic soundtrack and sound effects.
- Fluid gameplay.
- Secret areas can be found.
- Dark atmosphere.
- Can take a “Trip” with the graphics going all wireframe and shakey, Gameplay is slowed down and it is all brilliantly executed.
- Combine twin-stick shooting with horror aspects.
- Hitting smaller enemies like rats are infuriating.
- Small levels.
- Short game with around 5-7 hours of story.
- The slight learning curve in regards to the melee weapons, You charge your swing but cannot move where you swing and this takes a while to click.
- Graphics - 9/109/10
- Sound - 9/109/10
- Accessability - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 9/109/10
Combining horror with top-down shooting has never worked so well. Not content with just that, They chuck in strong horror elements, Ammo management, and lush environments. It all cumulated into a solid fun experience if a short one. Luckily as it is a tad difficult, They do add in generous checkpoints and levels are generally the same in terms of loot so you can memorize levels and plan strategies. In short, it is a small game but is so fluid and fun its a wonderous little game that you cannot help but enjoy. A must for horror or ammo management friends. It’s a trip!