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JYDGE is a fine dual stick shooter that can challenge you for hours. The only real problem is that its challenges grow repetitive extremely quickly. There is something satisfying about upgrading your character to your liking to take on these repeated objectives, but itâs just not as interesting as other concepts that have been used in 10tons other (and better) dual stick shooters.
Each mission has a set of 3 objectives, and eventually 3 more will open up under a higher difficulty. After a few hours of gameplay, a third difficulty unlocks and you will find yourself going back to earlier levels and experiencing them in a completely different context. The game has a really solid flow to it.
Visually, JYDGE is stunningly beautiful. Everything in the game is rendered in 3D with a top-down perspective, so you get to see a lot of the level in a single glance. The world that JYDGE takes place in is dark and dim, but filled with bright neon lights that provide excellent contrast. Everything is also super futuristic and reminiscent of "RoboCop" and "Blade Runner 2049," from the flying police car to the fanfare at the end of a successful mission.
And it all controls really well. The joysticks you're using are responsive, and you'll rarely find yourself making a mistake because of them. Sometimes you'll make a mistake because you walked into a firefight you had no chance of getting out of alive, but really that's your fault. Jydge is a great, difficult, nice looking cyber punk shooter that fits into nicely mobile-sized bursts. It's so much fun I can just about forgive the fact that it's called Jydge.
It's technically impressive in comparison to its bigger brothers on PC and home consoles, but JYDGE still fails to impress on iOS. It's unremarkable and repetitive, and is made even more impenetrable by an unpolished control scheme and a foggy display in the heat of battle; not to mention a particularly bland presentation and premise - spelling the name with a "y" certainly isn't enough to make this firmly average shooter stand out from the crowd.
Nell'impostazione tutto sommato nuova del twin-stick shooter, JYDGE è intessuto di richiami ad esperienze videoludiche classiche, sebbene non sia chiaro se questo sia voluto o meno. Fatto sta che è difficile non ricordare Syndicate o titoli similari in questa riproposizione canonica del futuro cyberpunk, nella quale è calato uno sparatutto frenetico e impegnativo, divertente quasi al punto da farci scordare i limiti intrinseci degli stick virtuali su touch screen.