Check This Out!: Intrusion 2


 

Check This Out!: Intrusion 2

Or

What Happens When Physics Intrudes on a Perfectly Fine Game of Contra.

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Intrusion 2 is a retro-style side scrolling shooter that spices up the traditional genre with its use of physics.  Enemies ragdoll, bridges wobble, ropes dip when you hang from them but the biggest contribution the physics add to the game is that it results in a very interesting animation style.  Every character moves with a noticeable weight that at first seems off putting but quickly becomes endearing.

The game recently released on steam and has a demo available.  The demo didn’t immediately hook me and the controls for the dire wolves(!) were a little frustrating (why can’t wolves walk backwards?! I don’t care if it would make the game too easy! [ok, I care a little bit]. )  But the encounters quickly ramped up and before I knew it was I was shooting airdropped sand worms while snowboarding down a mountain side and battling flying, punching(!) troop transports.  The much touted boss fights proved their salt and by the end of the demo I was hooked and craving more.

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A few quotes from critics

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“It is a meeting point between old game design and new, with every other moment punctuated with some of the most thrilling level and boss design to grace the genre. As improbable as it may sound, this game made by one guy not only stands up to the classics, it is every bit as good as Gunstar Heroes and Contra.”

Destructoid 9/10

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“I have to tell you about Intrusion 2, because it’s like a game from my stupid dreams about games that couldn’t exist.”

PCGamer

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Intrusion 2 is on sale now for $10 on steam but if you buy it you should consider purchasing it for the same price direct from the one man developer DRM-free at his website http://www.intrusion2.com/ so he personally gets all of the profit.  A demo is available on the website and on steam. Controller pad enabled.

 

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