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Twin stick mayhem which pits your kick-ass scientists against hordes of beasts in a dreary procedurally generated underworld. Long stints reveal the repetitive nature of the maps and challenges, but grab a copy if you're up for some shallow bullet spraying for up to four buddies.
Tesla Force is a bizarre amalgamation of ideas that never seem to really make much sense together. While science relies on experimentation, Tesla Force could really have used more time in the lab.
Tesla Force is one of the few rogue-lite games I have ever played, and I also rarely play twin stick shooters. I found the experience a little chaffing at times, in how I had to restart a chapter of random stages after dying, but there is a lot of satisfaction derived from unlocking better and better weapons, abilities, and perks and laying waste to the monsters. Best played with a friend or three, Tesla Force is pretty cool and reasonably priced for the experience it offers overall.
Tesla Force is not one of the most original games of its kind, and it lacks aesthetic aspects that could be better explored. However, it has a solid roguelite system, functional mechanics and a challenge that works, even though it is always on the threshold between a productive reiteration and excessive repetition.
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Needless to say, if you’re a fan of twin-stick shooters, Tesla Force is up there with the best of them. It wastes no time in throwing an overwhelming number of monsters at you, and to succeed you need to become a master of shooting, dodging, and collecting those mech parts. It’s simple, but it’s fun – and gunning down a full horde of nasties with a machine gun is oh so very satisfying.
As a roguelike follow-up to a pretty fun twin-stick shooter from a couple years back, Tesla Force incorporates plenty of interesting mechanics and systems that help make its frantic shooting action feel fresh and exciting.
I seriously doubt there are many differences between the next-gen and current-gen versions of the game, as this PS5 port doesn’t exactly look much better than Tesla vs Lovecraft, nor does it take advantage of the capabilities of the Dualsense. With that being said, it’s still a really fun twin-stick shooter with good controls and a freaking fantastic soundtrack, an easy recommendation for fans of the genre, even if the game didn’t feel like a huge leap over its predecessor.