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Red Colony

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchJan 18, 2021
PCTBA 2021

Developers: RunicCodes, Rune Shimotsuji Storm

Publishers: Shinyuden, RunicCodes

Genres: Action, Adventure

After a mad scientist experiments with all kinds of DNA, a deadly virus infects his staff and turns them into blood-thirsty zombies. Maria is a researcher trapped in the turmoil who desperately searches for her daughter before it is too late. The secrets she finds during her escape from the colony will make her fight a stronger enemy than the wicked virus... Despair. - 2D side-scrolling horror action game - Lots of puzzles and scary scenes but little ammo and saving stations - Anime style graphics featuring an attractive female cast - Environmental and realistic sound for a more terrifying experience - Homage to the classics

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Even the most devout survival horror fan will have trouble enjoying Red Colony. The overly basic puzzles, broken combat, and cliché plot all come together to make this a low point of the genre.

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5 / 10

Unpolished, unbalanced, feeling half-made, and being way too easy for an action-adventure dealing with a zombie apocalypse, Red Colony is hard to recommend to fans of survival horror. This is strictly only for those who can enjoy its - intentional or not - b-movie-esque campiness and fanservice… reviewer included, of course.

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I really don't know what the developer was trying to achieve with Red Colony, and I suspect the lack of cohesion is a result of him making it up on the fly after deciding to "do a Resident Evil homage". The Resident Evil homage, which is by far the most solid and cohesive part of the game, works. It's not perfect, but it's conceptually sound and executed with an understanding of the material it draws inspiration from. The rest of the game, however, is a confused mess. Whatever point Red Colony is trying to make about communism, guns, sex, violence and horror the creator was just unable to translate what was in his head into something that we mere mortals can comprehend.

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Frankly, I'm not sure how anybody could look at this game and think it was ready for prime time. If the bugs weren't there, it might get by on its "so bad it's good" appeal, but in its current state, it's a disaster. Homie Rollerz, you finally have some competition.

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