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Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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82

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100%

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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 26, 2019
Nintendo SwitchSep 26, 2019
PlayStation 4Sep 26, 2019

Developer: INTI CREATES CO., LTD.

Genre: Action

Inti Creates brings you speedy and stylish 2D action the likes of which you've never seen before! Experience the apeX of 2D action with Luminous Avenger iX! FAST-PACED, STYLISH 2D ACTION EXPLODES ONTO THE SCENE! The hero, Copen, can dash into enemies to lock-on onto them so his shots never miss their mark. Put your ingenuity to the test, and you can use his "Bullit Dash" to fly through stages without touching the ground! You have many tools at your disposal, so make find a style that works for you and conquer each stage with style. ACQUIRE EX WEAPONS FROM BOSSES FOR EXTREME FIREPOWER! Each and every boss has a unique superpower called a "Septima" that powers their special abilities. When Copen defeats a boss, his partner robot Lola copies those Septimas and gives him access to a new arsenal of weapons. Each boss has a weakness to one of these EX Weapons, so make good use of them! UTILIZE A WIDE VARIETY OF ABILITIES THAT ALLOW PLAYERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS TO EXCEL! When Copen reaches 0 HP, there's a chance his partner Lola will revive him in a powered up state—perfect for anyone who wants a second chance! Blitz through stages with style and precision to rack up Kudos points! Rack up over 1000 Kudos and Lola will transform and sing for you, so shoot for the stars and go for a high score! High scores also unlock flashy score result screens that you can share on social media! EXPERIENCE THE STORY OF PEOPLE SURVIVING IN A WORLD WHERE THEY ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTERMINATION! The hero Copen swears to protect a group of children surviving in the ruins of society, hiding in the shadows from the watchful eyes of all-powerful Sumeragi Institute. To make matters worse, the threat of Sumeragi's elite soldiers, The Falcons, looms large. Meet a huge cast of colorful characters that shine through in this dark tale. Voice Cast Copen: Yuma Uchida, Lola: Mayu Mineda Kohaku: Yumiri Hanamori Kyota: Nozomi Chikamura, Jin: Ryosuke Sakamaki, Maria: Maria Naganawa Blade: Yui Ishikawa Rebellio: Ryota Yoshizaki, Stella: Ryoko Shiraishi, Crimm: Suguru Narisawa Isola: Miku Ito, Bakto: Atsushi Tanaka, Dystnine: Yuichiro Umehara

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By virtue of the second main iteration trumpeting both styles of play (Gunvolt, Copen), I prefer it, but Luminous Avenger distills so much of what made the series pop in the first place that it's also worth investing in. My advice? Try Gunvolt 2 first to see if you like Copen, then go from there.

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Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avengers iX is a fast-paced but well-designed platformer that keeps up Inti Creates' streak of awesome games.

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What we have here is a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding action platformer which lives up to the quality as expected from the studio. Its minor quibbles do little to tarnish what is a charming game and all-round rewarding experience. The ride does end a little too quickly and veterans of the genre may desire a bit more of a challenge, but on the whole this is a great little game which confirms the studio as being perhaps the best in their field.

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With its different approach to combat, Luminous Avenger iX turns you into a destructive yet nimble supersoldier. Later boss fights will really whip you into shape, but for the most part, conquering this challenging game counts as an achievement on its own.

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