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Dimension Drive

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

47%

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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchDec 7, 2017
PCDec 7, 2017

Publisher: 2Aswesome Studio

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Dimension Drive is a space shooter that challenges your skills in entirely new ways. Play two games at once in this dual-battlefield madness set in a comic book universe! Dimension Drive is a dual-battlefield space shooter with a teleportation mechanic. It seamlessly combines shooting and puzzle mechanics. Dimension Drive will teleport you into a comic book styled sci-fi space opera set in a multidimensional universe. The Ashajuls, a cruel multidimensional alien race, are attacking our universe. Fight as Jackelyne Tywood (a.k.a. Jack) in The Manticore, a legendary ship capable of teleporting across space and dimensions. Uncover the mysteries of your past and the origin of the Dimension Drives with your trusty friend and A.I., V.E.R.A., at your side. A NEW TYPE OF SHOOT-’EM-UP Dimension Drive is a dual-battlefield, vertical shoot-’em-up with a focus on smart, quick teleporting. Unlock several weapons by finding secret data cubes in the levels and improve your arsenal for the ultimate fight. Choose the best weapon for each level. RICH SCI-FI ADVENTURE Unfold the secrets of the Dimension Drives and your past, teleport across the multiverse fighting the ultimate threat, and meet new races and allies! CLEVER MIX OF MECHANICS A seamless combination of levels focussing on strategic shooting and real-time puzzles will make you question what you know about shoot-'em-ups. TWO GAMES ON YOUR SCREEN Multitask and single-handedly fight two shoot-’em-ups side-by-side. FOUR DIFFICULTY MODES Normal, Hard, Extreme and Insane offer different challenges for different play styles. Play with shields in Normal, or go to the old school route with one hit kills in Hard and Extreme. If you are up for the challenge try Insane and try your luck at beating the game without taking one single hit. MIRROR DIMENSION Finished the 13 levels of the campaign? Play the Mirror Dimension levels. Enjoy 13 extra levels in this New Game+ mode. SINGLE-PLAYER AND LOCAL CO-OP Play solo or enjoy our unique take on two-player mode: total co-operative where both players share everything down to their lives, play as a team or die. COMIC BOOK ART STYLE Video game meets comic. Experience the story of Jack through the motion comics and awe at the colour rich in-game comic art style. Who said space was black? ENERGY MANAGEMENT The Manticore is powered by the Dimension Drive energy. Carefully strategise and decide when and where are the best places to teleport. ADVANCED SCORING SYSTEM Obtain the best score in the leaderboards. TELEPORTATION! (We said that already, didn't we?)
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Dimension Drive - Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch / Steam)

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Dimension Drive is a breath of fresh air for a genre as exploited as the classic arcade shoot'em up.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Dimension Drive does offer up some compelling ideas to vertical shmups, but the focus seems to be too much on those aspects.

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Dimension Drive does not go easy on anyone and its feature gameplay mechanic will multiply the woes of any player. If those well versed in 2D shooters will quickly grab it and hike up the difficulty level, those with less experience will beg for mercy and feel less of a bond with this game.

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It's not been the smoothest of journeys to release for Dimension Drive, and nor will yours be through its initial twelve stage campaign, but it is a polished and engaging shooter that asks more of each player. This is definitely not a 'turn your brain off at the door' kind of bullet hell experience, but it's worthy of the effort. Failure will be frequent, and frustratingly so in the early stages, but it's not cheap and beating a section or level never feels unattainable. There is a specific type of coordination required that will take time to perfect, and for some it might overwhelm, but Dimension Drive is a game that can be as rewarding as it is demanding.

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