Review: Velocity Ultra HD

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In 2212 the distant star Vilio exploded into a red giant, sending an electromagnetic pulse surging into our deep space mining ships, colony cruisers and Special Forces fighters. Now the star is beginning to collapse into a black hole, pulling our stranded fleets to their doom. To make things worse, our warring neighbors have deployed scavengers to prey upon our people. Only one craft is capable of a rescue mission, the Quarp Jet – a spacecraft capable of teleportation. Take control of the world’s first quantum teleport craft in this innovative shooter, using a range of teleport controls to outsmart enemies, solve action puzzles and rescue survivors from their deep space hideaways. Featuring genre-busting game play and music from Joris de Man (Killzone), Velocity plays like a dream and sounds incredible!

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Pros:

  • High Def graphics that simply wonderful on the big screen.
  • Banging soundtrack that does nothing but compliment the gameplay.
  • Variety of crazy extras in the menu, Things like a fully working calculator and a full playable copy of minesweeper! Relive the classic pc game of yesteryear.
  • Detailed library showcasing all the enemies found in game with detailed stats on each one.
  • Stats screen showing off your in game skills/deaths etc.
  • Online leaderboard which can be filtered to friends only.
  • Easy control scheme, Adopting the scheme used by the Vita version, Returning players will have no problem jumping straight back in.
  • Tutorial section at the start with ongoing tips screen as you progress and unlock new abilities.
  • Collectibles such as survivors can be had to increase score. Hunt out the hidden areas for even more points.
  • Teleportation is the name of tha game and one of the true game changers here. Press square and a reticule comes up, Move that reticule and release and boom you are there. This makes the game different from any other shooter you have played.
  • Fast frantic gameplay. With the turbo button, You can speed the overall game speed up which brings more reward but a lot more risk.
  • Has a platinum trophy if thats your bag, Loads of trophies to unlock in fact.
  • 50 odd levels for you to shoot through.

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Cons:

  • I suck at the game.

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In Summary, Curve have once again done another conversion proud. The game still has all the charm of the original but this time on the big screen. This is one of the best shooters to grace the PlayStation in a long time. The game play is fast and easily accessible. Gamers who may not own a Vita should defiantly grab this game and see what all the fuss is about. Vita owners who have the game, Should buy it again just because its awesome! We wont see another shooter like this until Velocity 2 hits consoles next year.

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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