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Sine Mora

Reviewed by on Mar 21, 2012
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Sine Mora is a shmup in every sense of the word. It has numerous power-ups, lots of enemy types, and it can kind of be a bitch at times. Surprisingly, one of the areas that Sine Mora breaks from the usual shmup layout is the amazingly detailed environments. Seriously, these are some of the most beautiful and well-designed environments I’ve seen this generation and are reminiscent of worlds from the Star Wars films. The only real drawback from this is that you’ll often find yourself mesmerized by the background, which probably wouldn’t be a real problem in any other genre, but (and I know this isn’t a surprise) the game can be pretty challenging. Thankfully, there’s a slow time mechanic which gives you the upper hand if you’re not used to navigating through the hail of bullets and plasma. This makes it somewhat easier on newcomers to the genre, but if you’re impatient, then this is really not the game for you. If you have the patience, however, to take it on or are a fan of the shmup genre, then you will not be disappointed by Sine Mora at all.

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Responses to Sine Mora
  1. avatar
    Clark on Mar 21, 2012
    Co-op?
  2. avatar
    Captain Joel on Mar 21, 2012
    No, but that's not really a big surprise for a bullet hell Shmup.
  3. avatar
    Ned on Mar 22, 2012
    What qualifies as a Shoot-em-up? Isn't that the formula for almost every top-selling game these days?
  4. avatar
    Ned on Mar 22, 2012
    I take that back. Not "almost all," but some of the highest sellers.
  5. avatar
    Clark on Mar 23, 2012
    A shoot 'em up involves an object (usually a spaceship) traveling along a set path that can move freely in eight directions. I think all shoot 'em ups are in 2D, because if it was in 3D, then it'd be an on-rails shooter. What you're referring to is a first or third-person shooter.
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