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Intrusion 2 | Available Now
PC | Publisher: Aleksey Abramenko | Developer: Aleksey Abramenko
I first heard about Intrusion 2 courtesy of a post on Reddit. A friend of the developer, Aleksey Abramenko, threw a post up asking folks to check out his friend’s new game. Of course, I bit, and approached the developer to see if I could take a closer look at the game. From the video his friend posted, it looked incredible. Great soundtrack, physics-based Contra-slash-Metal Slug style action… How could I go wrong?
See, in the Hollywood version of events, this is where the record would scratch and I’d say “AND THIS IS HOW”. But this isn’t Hollywood, and there’s no record scratch. Intrusion 2 played as good as it looked and is a tremendous amount of fun.
Abramenko clearly put a tremendous amount of effort into this game to develop a title that harkens back to the side-scrolling action titles of old with a huge amount of improvement. Though the game lacks a real story, you find that you don’t really care. Intrusion 2 is, for lack of a better term, non-stop action. You dive headlong into the game as the red-bandanaed protagonist and proceed to shoot your way through a variety of stages that will pit you again flying robots, armored mechs, giant snakes while sledding down a hill, and so much more. The game throws a lot at you but does a good job at not just swarming you with enemies, while at the same time providing enough challenge that you have to learn the environment and control the physics within it to avoid getting gunned down. Or slashed down. Or blown up.
The game, as fun as it is, is not without a few minor flaws. Fortunately, the flaws are compensated for by the brilliant game design. For example, due to the amount of various objects strewn about the stages such as chests, crates, rocks, and other debris, you may find yourself stuck under a few miscellaneous items that prevent your progress. However, your guns are strong enough to blast your way out, and often times the engine will keep you from getting stuck without drawing you out of the game with a re-spawn or anything similar.
Plain and simple, Intrusion 2 is the easiest $10 you’ll ever spend. Because it’s a super-indie title, I’m providing you with a link directly to the site where you can buy your own copy. Read on, and if you agree with me, then I’m sure you’ll be in-game shortly after you’re finished.