Review: Tachyon Project (PS4)

Tachyon Project is a dual stick shooter heavily inspired by classic shoot’em ups. We’ve combined many unique enemy types, a large variety of weapons and power-ups with innovative game play to ensure a long lasting challenge and discovery at every new level. 

Tachyon Project (Xbox One) (5)

Pros:

  • Crazy neon graphics that pop out of the screen.
  • Arena shooter very akin to Geometry Wars in style. In execution it is a lot more focused gameplay. You face off against particular enemies in order as opposed to Geo Wars random nature.
  • Small download size.
  • Twin stick shooter gameplay.
  • Optional tutorial section.
  • You can reset all progress.
  • Gallery to re-watch cut scenes.
  • Story mode where you battle through a wave based level layout complete with world map.
  • Combo counter.
  • Config ship: Unlock and equip new guns and abilities to your ship.
  • Collect ship particles to increase scores.
  • Full online leader boards.
  • Level variety is massive in this game with modes ranging from: Survival to kill x amount of a particular enemy.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Trophy support.
  • Unlock new items for the config ship option by completing tasks.
  • Challenge mode: Survival and timed modes.
  • You have one main gun and two secondary weapons.
  • Adrenaline fueled soundtrack.
  • Clever AI behavior with some truly great enemy types.

Tachyon Project (8)

Cons:

  • Slow starter.
  • Short adjustment time is needed because no matter what, The game evokes so many Geometry War memories you need time to adjust to the fact that it is different.
  • Short game in reference to the story mode.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Level changes and advancement break the immersion somewhat.

Tachyon Project (Xbox One) (1)

 

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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