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Solstice Chronicles: MIA

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

33%

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Game Information

Available on:PCJul 26, 2017

Developer: Ironward

Publisher: Nkidu Games

Genre: Action

DESCRIPTION
Solstice Chronicles: MIA is a twin stick shooter in which players control the difficulty by managing their threat level through special skills.

UNIVERSE - THE RED SOLSTICE
The Earth was overrun by STROL virus. What little was left of man kind colonized Mars, and established a society ruled by powerful corporations. But Mars isn't welcoming, and a violent storm threatens to tear the colonies apart. In a race against time, both the corporation and insurgents will stop at nothing to find the cure and reclaim the Earth. As the virus inevitably spreads through Tharsis colony, the players must fight the mutants, the storm and the odds to find the cure before it's too late.

STORY
In a dead colony, a corporate marine is left far behind enemy lines. With an unlikely help of an insurgent drone, he faces the battle for survival against an army of murderous, mindless mutants... and worse things.

CHALLENGE
We from Ironward want to take a different approach to twin-stick shooters. We learned that tactics can be great in our first game The Red Solstice, and we're trying to add a bit of that tactic into Solstice Chronicles: MIA, we feel that if players prepare themselves, the reward will be much more satisfying.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

If you put up with its clumsiness, there's a tough-as-nails isometric twin-stick action-me-do (that's the one!) here to play. Just one that doesn't really stand out from the crowd.

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GamingTrend

75 / 100
Ron Burke

While there are still some areas to be polished, and online multiplayer is unfortunately missing, Solstice manages to translate the souls of games like Alien Breed and Helldivers into a challenging two-player or solo adventure.

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ZTGD

4 / 10.0
Justin Celani

The red planet can be an extremely exciting setting in videogames, but here it's just another color palette.

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Gaming Nexus

6.5 / 10.0
Gaming Nexus

If MIA were cheaper, or had more interesting art design, or tried to say or do something different than other games like it, or at least leaned a bit more into some of the silliness it gestures at (the dialogue has the occasional quip that indicates something the game could have been), then we'd have a something I could recommend buying. At its current state, it's worth playing if you can get it for cheap. Go save Mars in another game.

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