Welcome to out Demons With Shotguns review. An arena brawler style game originally released for PC back in 2015 on Early Access, Demons With Shotguns has finally made its way to consoles.
- Demons With Shotguns
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
- Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
- Developer: Rayark Inc.
- Publisher: Digerati
- Multiplayer: 1 – 4
- Available: 17th December 2019
- Price: £9.99 (U.K), $12.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 16 (U.K), T (U.S)
- Review Code Provided
An arena-style game, Demons With Shotguns sees you take on the role of a shotgun-toting character from a small roster of selectable characters including a nun and a preacher amongst them.
The game features several stages but each one has to be unlocked by completing the previous stage. This wouldn’t be such an issue if the game didn’t have such a high difficulty. Having tried in both single-player and multiplayer I can easily confirm this isn’t an easy ride of a game and in some ways that kind of spoils it. Take for example that it often takes multiple attempts to complete a single arena and after about twenty goes of one arena it gets tiring.
There are two difficulty settings to choose from and I typically go for the easiest which in this case is normal, whilst the hardest mode is hardcore. The normal mode is difficult enough and the hardcore is much more of a frustration causing experience.
I really should point out that if you take your time and go through each arena exercising caution and not rushing about like a madman you have a much better chance but seeing as each enemy horde is randomly generated per attempt you can’t really learn the patterns.
As the title implies this game features shotguns and as such your character will be toting one during each slaying sessions but they will also have access to a bunch of temporary upgrades in the form of tarot cards that can upgrade things such as your bullets and your jump distance. There’s also a shield that comes in handy for deflecting enemy bullets right back at them and a melee attack for those times you’re out of ammo until the next lot spawns.
When it comes to multiplayer, Demons With Shotguns has two modes for players to try. There’s the VS mode which allows up to 4 people to play against each other in all-out bloody combat and then there’s the 2 player mode that allows two people to team up together and take on the game’s horde mode.
Demons With Shotguns is a game with a fun premise but the fact that all levels are locked from the get-go and the game’s difficulty makes unlocking them feel like a chore unless you’re willing to ease your way through by taking your time.
That concludes our Demons With Shotgun review. To purchase the game on PlayStation 4 check out the links below.