Burnstar Review 1

Burnstar has been made by an independent video game developer.  Nerve Software has worked on numerous AAA titles and franchises including Return to Castle Wolfenstein, DOOM and Call of Duty since being founded in 2001, . Burnstar is a challenging, fast paced action-puzzle game that puts both your brains and your finger-brains to the test.
With the added steam features and controller support, it seems to have a lot going for it, so let’s take a closer look.

As an action-puzzle game Burnstar is fast paced with an old school feel, with 4 playable charters that have unique ability’s and well thought out bio you will soon have a favourite. With 60 levels, 25 unique hazards and puzzle elements, each level brings a new experience and I found as I played more I could see how I could improve a previous levels to Master them and gain to access secret stages. Also it has Co-op play but I didn’t use the feature. I did find that playing with a keyboard did not make the game feel as fluid as I would have expected but a controller defiantly solved this.
Creating ideal chain reactions to complete each level and get the bonus stars was a lot of fun and with the fast restart if you go wrong or died made gameplay flow freely, (even though rage came to play with a few levels).

Graphics and Audio
With the indie style artwork, modern graphics and repetitive music it has managed to keep its classic feel. The colours and style was easy to play with and unlike a few game I have played recently I found even in a darker levels view wasn’t compromised. It has a huge list of resolutions and anti-aliasing, with the added plus of 60fps. With the music off the game sounds are crisp, and fluid with the game play, and keep up with the old school feel.Burnstar_spookyBurnstar_forest

Final Verdict
As an old school gamer I really enjoyed playing Burnstar, on a whole it is a great game and very fun and feels like a new addition to Bomberman. I felt the only downside was that playing with a keyboard let the game down slightly, as it’s a pc game this is something that should be a bit better. The thing I thing it always comes to when I play/test any game is would I remove it if my space started to get low, and I have to say Burnstar would be a keeper.
Well done Nerve Software for a great game
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Overall I gave this a 4.5/5, I loved the game visually and game play, but the controls let it down.

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