Studio Aesthesia, The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

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Available on:PCSep 24, 2020
PlayStation 4Sep 24, 2020
Xbox OneSep 24, 2020
Nintendo SwitchSep 24, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Studio Aesthesia

Publisher: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

Genres: Fighting, Action, Arcade, Strategy

We mixed elements from classic arcade games with modern sensibilities to bring you Breakpoint: a challenging top-down score chaser featuring melee weapons that explode. In a twist on the twin-stick formula, you have no ranged attack. Instead, slice, crush, and blast your way through the swarm. Push your weapons to their breakpoint to unleash a devastating explosion on your enemies. Break, charge, and break your weapons again as you fight to stay alive. Features: Master the challenges of a single, focused game mode. Wield five distinct melee weapons, each with three levels of upgrades. Break your weapons, annihilating everything in the blast zone. Dodge through swarms of twelve different enemies. Compete with your friends for score, or reach for the top of the global leaderboard. Watch the best run of anyone in the world through the replay system. Full support for keyboard & mouse, as well as controllers.

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Breakpoint brings an addicting and fast-paced arcade space shooter to the Nintendo Switch with neon colored action and a catchy techno soundtrack to boot. There isn't much else as far as modes, but the fast restarts can make anyone an addict in short 5 to 10-minute bursts. If the leaderboards do not entice, then the personal challenge to best your high score may be enough to keep bringing you back, if only for another quick run.

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In many ways, you may think that Breakpoint is probably the most generic title in gaming history. It doesn’t look very appealing and its gameplay is as shallow as a puddle. Yet somehow, it works. It’s so simplistic and carefree to the point of becoming freeing. There’s just something about slashing tons of colorful enemies onscreen that makes me feel entertained.

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Breakpoint, while small in content, has a single focused but entertaining game mode that I ended up playing over and over again. I ended up being totally on board with the idea of a space ship having a giant axe. If you love your retro style space shooters this is a coffee game worth checking out.

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The core of Breakpoint is a fast-paced arcade experience, and the game absolutely nails it with addictive gameplay and eye-popping visual effects. I know people still like arcade games because they keep buying old ones repackaged. Breakpoint costs just under five dollars, so why not make some new nostalgia instead?

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