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AlphaLink Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET you wanted another reason to be depressed about your own lack of productivity during the lockdown(s) of 2020, here’s one: the wife and husband team that comprise Black Hive Media, Mandy and Blake Lowry, created single screen, multiplayer shooter Alphalink after they were simultaneously laid off from their jobs during the pandemic and while adopting their first child. Despite the challenging circumstances it’s been created in and the small team behind the game, it’s a focused and impressive title with a unique feel. There’s a plot, told in voiced, animated cinematics at the opening of the game, which tells of three factions fighting over shards in deep space outposts; colonists on these outposts determine that their best chance of survival in the midst of these battles is to pick a faction and jack in to cybernetic suits to enhance their abilities in combat, using the titular Alphalink technology. In practice, what this means is frantic, four player (or player vs bot) battles in single screen arenas, with players jumping, shooting and collecting shards in various environments and with differing objectives, such as gaining the most kills or holding onto the stage’s crystal for the longest duration.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

AlphaLink Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

AlphaLink Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Controls are straightforward, but there’s a bit of a learning curve to overcome with the fact that your character only has three shots before needing to reload and in order to fire, you need to aim – which means you stop moving. With players leaping around the screen and also being able to use powerful melee attacks, there’s a surprising amount of nuance to the frantic firefights and battles for control. Additionally, faction performance is tracked on a leaderboard and is persistent, so your ongoing performance will have an impact on how well your chosen faction is doing globally. It’s a beautiful looking game with some neat visual flourishes and a great, cyberpunk-esque, hand-drawn aesthetic. The electronic soundtrack is superb and really helps to keep the adrenaline flowing throughout the battles, as well as setting the appropriate tone and atmosphere in the game’s basic hub between matches. The platforming mechanics can take a little getting used to, with it being all too easy to misjudge the slightly inconsistent-feeling double jumps you’ll need to make onto ledges. It also feels at times that the stages are frantic enough against other players or AI, without there having to be the brutal turrets that often appear in levels to add to the list of ‘things that can kill you’.

Multiple game modes for online and local play.

It also feels like a real grind to get anywhere in terms of level progress, but admittedly that could just be my lack of overall skill at the game – I often feel completely unmatched against an already very skilled playerbase and the AI hardly takes it easy against you, so I’m willing to concede that’s a me problem and that I simply need to get good. Where I’ve found the game to be most fun is in local multiplayer, especially as that means players have been of similar skill levels to myself, being relatively new to the game. Once the slightly unusual controls and ‘stand still to shoot’ mechanics are absorbed, Alphalink becomes a hugely competitive and fun game with players in the same room. With plenty of additional content planned and a wealth of cosmetics to unlock in order to customise your character, there’s lots to keep players busy if the frantic multiplayer action is up their street. Though it’s not without a few issues in terms of the slightly inconsistent platforming and overly skilled AI that presents a challenge which may be off-putting to players just starting out (before they’re blasted to smithereens by online players too!), there’s a slickness to the presentation and design of Alphalink, with its strong focus on multiplayer fun, that makes it a really impressive game.HEROish Switch NSP

AlphaLink Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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Though the mechanics don’t take long to glean, the frantic, demanding nature of the online modes means that this is one game that’ll appeal to players looking for a serious challenge against other humans in fast paced, bite-sized matches. Alphalink isn’t a game that’ll necessarily be appreciated by casual players, but those willing to put in the practice will get a lot out of it. Many thanks to Black Hive Media for providing me with an Alphalink code for review purposes. Alphalink is currently available on Xbox consoles. Enjoyed what you’ve read? Want to support my blog? There’s no pressure of course, but every penny helps to keep this site running, as I earn no income from my writing here. If you did want to support the site and my writing, you can do so at either of these links: Ko-Fi.com/geekmid or PayPal. Any donations are truly appreciated, but so is the fact that you took the time to read my articles. Thank you so much! Coming from a husband and wife duo who made it their mission during the pandemic to create and release a game together, AlphaLink is the kind of throwback arcade title that we love here at the Tavern. It’s simple to get to grips with, and has potential for addition to the local game night rotation for sure. It’s not without issue, but what’s here is a decent game to enjoy Gameplay consists of four players fighting on a single screen arena in various modes.

The Meat Grinder Hub.

This can be against bots in the story mode, local multiplayer or even, unusually for a smaller title, online. I get Deathtank vibes from the visual and gameplay style – which is no bad comparison. Rounds are a few minutes long, and task players with getting the most kills, being the last man standing, or capturing points in the arena. It’s immediate action that’s easy to grasp. Movement is a little awkward to get to grips with mind. Our soldier can jump, wall jump, shoot, dash, and melee in action, but while the combat side of things is fine I found too often that I was having issues wall jumping or getting over parts of the scenery. The jump is nice and floaty, but this can add to the issue as I jumped to high into a wall or the like. I eventually got to grips with it, though still found some times where I just couldn’t move as freely as I’d need to in battle. As I say, combat is much better across the board. We get three shots out the gate to attack with before we need to let them recharge. Aiming and movement is done with the left stick, and to fine aim we need to hold LT. This will stop our movement, allowing us to aim in all directions at the cost of becoming vunerable. Again, this took a little getting used to but in the action I actually found it to be fun to use. The dash lets us, well, dash out of harm’s way, while the melee is best used when the action gets all up close and personal – and it will.Hero Pop Switch NSP

AlphaLink Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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The arenas encourage players to get together constantly, so long range gun fights are pretty rare. Each player can sustain two hits: one to break the shield, another to kill them. Respawn times are fast, and the small arenas mean that it’s a matter of moments before we’re back in the thick of it again. The tricky movement can make this a bit of a pain at times, as some levels have turrets also shooting at us, or spawn locations that are right where all players are convened, leading to almost instant deaths as we try to scramble out of the way or fight back. Solo players can work through a story whereby we’re basically playing a succession of bots matches. There’s a story here but in all honesty it did nothing for me, steeped as it was in factions and names that were just seemingly thrown into the tale without much explanation. It can be quite tough at times, and drawn out too. One battle had the four of us vying to get 10 kills first, which took several minutes of rounds. After winning my third attempt, a boss appeared and instantly killed me, meaning I had to win the 10 kill round over again. This happened three times, and felt like a bit of a kick in the sack, so was the point I put the story down to test out the online play. Speaking of factions, each player can pick one of three to represent at the start of the game.

Customization.

This goes across the player’s game, so we can see in the leader boards which faction in getting ahead thanks to the real world players participating. I’ve always enjoyed this idea, and it could prove to be quite fun if the community gets behind it. Online play works surprisingly well, with four players matched in various game types to battle it out. I’ve only had a handful of games, but wait times were not too bad and players seem to be getting invested with plenty of high levels in the lobbies already. It’s great to see a smaller title have online play at all, and again hopefully that’ll help bolster the faction wars going forward. AlphaLink pits players in a 2D dystopian intergalactic arena multiplayer battle to shift the tides in the war of factions! Pick a faction, find some friends, and engage in the fight of your life in local or online matches! Earn XP and Galactic Credits to unlock new cosmetics like armor, helmets, guns, and more! Features “stop and pop” style aiming system (not a dual stick shooter) for slower, more calculated aiming. Suit up and jump in! In the Hub, you can view faction leaderboards, customize your character’s appearance, talk to NPCs, and deploy to matches. The Hub gives you a place to view things in one place while offering a glimpse into the cyberpunk aesthetic that encapsulates AlphaLink’s major deployment sector.

Players can update their appearance by unlocking new suits, gun skins, and banners. Win matches to gain XP and credits and spend them in The Hub! Try completing the Single Player experience to unlock exclusive faction-specific armor! AlphaLink is not a twin stick shooter. The controls take on characteristics, we refer to as ‘Stop and Pop’, of similar games in the genre. The player only has three shots by default, so aiming is crucial. Holding “Aim” will put the player in an aim state and then allow them to fire. The controls are simple but take some practice to master. Currently AlphaLink supports Xbox One controller with more controllers being added. Keyboard and mouse is currently supported as experimental features in Early Access. AlphaLink, a multiplayer 2D arena shooter game developed by Texas-based independent game studio Black Hive Media, manages to do just that. Through its impressive cyberpunk aesthetic paired with a quick gameplay loop and its engaging lore and unlocks, AlphaLink managed to pull me right in and keep me coming back. The first thing that really drew me to AlphaLink is undoubtedly the game’s aesthetic. When you first launch the game, you’re met with a striking monochromatic cutscene set in deep space, which really sets a bleak tone for what’s to come.

AlphaLink Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

AlphaLink Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Further loading in, you’re met with The Meat Grinder Transit Station & Bar, which serves as the game’s hub. This first in-game shot is especially striking, given its mechanical, futuristic look paired with the bright neon of signs and in-world advertisements. It’s unmistakably cyberpunk-inspired, and it pulls it off very effectively. The hub isn’t the only place you’ll see this theme, either. You’ll find it all throughout the game. From the cutscenes, to the levels, all the way down to the shop interfaces and loading screens, AlphaLink maintains a very consistent style throughout, and it gives it a very unique identity. Even the game’s music and sound effects add to the aesthetic. Both are very futuristic without becoming tacky or cliché. It all fits together well to make the game’s already very cohesive aesthetic that much more clear. The presentation of the game may have been what initially drew me in, but it’s not what kept me coming back. That would have to be the actual gameplay of AlphaLink, which is served up in fast-paced, digestible rounds of combat. AlphaLink is a multiplayer arena shooter, and it’s actually really simple in concept. Each round has a different objective, ranging from getting the most kills to maintaining control of areas of the stage and more. Each mode feels distinct from the others, while still fitting together well.I Am The Hero Switch NSP

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