PRESSURE combines a cleverly designed Steampunk-world with the fury of classic platform racing and shooting games. Filled with crazy characters, oddball humor and fuming boilers, players will race through striking environments as they attempt to take down the dark lord and spoil his sinister plot. A keen eye, fast reflexes and laser concentration are a must in order to maneuver through Pressure’s high octane world.
Great game for in between other gaming sessions or work. Co-op with a friend is pretty awesome. It's a bit repetitive sometimes, but it's always fun to go for a quick ride. It would be great if more people were online to play.
All in all it's a little gem waiting to be discoverd.
I was expecting a game alike the old SpyHunter when I looked at the trailer for this. It isn't what I got.
Does that make it bad? Not nescesarily so.
As far as I can tell from having played the first 10 levels, what it boils down to is you have a car like thingie and you have to get from A to B to complete a level.
You have 2 kinds of health: Pressure and Health. Pressure will slowly drop so it's kinda like a timer. And Health will drop when you get shot.
To replenish your pressure gauge you need to cross checkpoints or destroy enemies which will drop a bit of pressure (don't ask how). And herein lies my main complaint with the game. It's a nifty mechanic, but a few levels in you get swarmed with enemies. While you might be able to avoid getting destroyed by bullets, and it gives a certain satisfaction to blow them up, it just too quickly becomes a cluttered mess. Try to steer your car down a canyon while swerving to avoid larger bullets and at the same time try to line your car up to shoot your enemies, it becomes too much after a short while I fear. The ramming function does a bit to make up for this problem when you find you do bucketloads more damage with your car than any weapon you might have.
In the end, it' a rather fun little game to be played in short bursts. Longer sessions would likely leave my fingers cramping on the controller's accelerate and fire buttons.
Just keep in mind it's not going to be the greatest game you'll ever play, or near. But far from a waste of time if you just want mindless fun.