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In practice, however, enemy ships frequently launch bullets directly in front of them. Enemy ships can inflict contact damage, as well. Since it takes time to complete grabs successfully and punching makes it easy to lose track of where you’ll end up once the punch motion ends and your ship has shifted closer to enemies, neither are practical outside of a handful of boss fights. Freedom Finger takes its idea of a no-nonsense space shooter with political overtones and oodles of profanity and builds off of it in interesting ways, but “interesting” and “fun” don’t always overlap, and I didn’t have as much fun with Freedom Finger as its outlandish concept appeared to promise at the outset.
A surprisingly interesting and unique horizontal shooter, but it might be an acquired taste.
Freedom Finger is awesome, especially if you're a shoot-'em-up fan. Even if you're the type to skip over cut scenes or aren't moved by the graphical style, the shooting mechanics are enough to sway you, since it plays around with the formula enough to feel different from everything else. Mix it in with a truly electric soundtrack, and you have a pleasant surprise of a game, and its only weakness is that it was released this year, which has had some really outstanding indie titles.
Freedom Finger is at best hit-and-miss. For every positive, there's also an obvious flaw, but that doesn't mean it's not still a good game. It's certainly not for everyone, primarily because of the offensive tone of the game, yet the moments that really do land and the cracking soundtrack make it worth playing.
Freedom Finger is a completely unexpected retro shooter banger. Its unique hand-drawn style, amazing soundtrack, highly offensive humour and various unique and clever gameplay mechanics all come together to deliver a beautifully anarchic ride through a madcap campaign that backs up its brash stylings with solid and challenging gameplay.
Freedom Finger is an enjoyable little indie that gets away Scott-free with things that might crucify a AAA title, and provides a few hours of tongue-in-cheek, utterly knowing humour at the same time.