Hands on with At Sundown
Thank you, Plan of Attack, for a copy of the game to review/look at!
At Sundown shots in the dark is a fantastic area shooter. It’s a fast, frantic, shooter that is a blast to play. When you load up the game you presented with three main modes to play in: Local Play, Online, and Training. You will want to spend some time in the training mode as I did to get a handle on the controls and the unique gameplay. In the training menu there you have a basic and advanced training level for each of the game’s guns you unlock. The goal is not only to train you but also to compete for the fastest completion time. Online, is just that, you play against other people over a variety of game modes like: 1v1, 2v2, Free for all and Arcade. Each time you play, you level up and gain access to new weapons or game modes. To my disappointment, I haven’t been able to get into one online match. I’ll let it search for a while, but I don’t get matched with any other players. I am playing on the Nintendo Switch so maybe the online pool isn’t that big?
The Local Play mode was the one I spent most of my time. You can do four players locally with friends which is a blast. You can also practice against bots which is fantastic. You can choose your team and color and character. You can customize the game with different modes like Deathmatch, Timed Deathmatch, Timer, and Arena. You can change lots of settings and tweak the game to your liking. What makes this shooter so fantastic is its use of lighting. You see when you are in the shadows you are invisible as are the other players. If you roll, you see a trail of the color you picked. If you step into a light source, you can see yourself and other players if they step into any light. When you fire your weapon, you can see yourself in the shadows. It is so much fun to play and hunt each other. Some maps will have lighting that lights up the map occasionally so you can see where everyone is. When you re-spawn, you can always change your weapon, which is a nice feature.
Overall, I whole heartily recommend this game! And as of the posting of this, I have been able to play online, and it works great. This arena shooter is a great party game and even when you want to play against bots you will have fun. GET THIS GAME!!!!!
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