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Developer: Samurai Punk
Content Rating: Everyone
Screencheat is a chaotic split-screen multiplayer shooter that forces players to rethink the way they approach conventional multiplayer games. In the Screencheat arena, fast reaction times aren't enough to keep you alive. When everyone is invisible, players will have to master the art of taking a not-so sneaky look at their opponent’s screens and working out where they are based on uniquely colored areas of the map and distinctive landmarks.
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Screencheat's biggest weakness, however, is its small fanbase. It's incredibly hard to find someone online and when you do, latency makes their simulated screen less then accurate. It's at its best when played with a group of friends in local multiplayer, but even then that requires a full controller set which is becoming rarer with the prominence of online play.
Despite a very novel central premise, Screencheat simply fails to maintain attention. The title features a variety of weapons, maps, and modes, but its mechanics take too long to grasp for it to succeed as a party game, while being too shallow for it to succeed as a serious shooter. To be clear, there's definitely some fun to be had here, and the goofy visuals and music help emphasize this, but the entire experience reeks of wasted potential.
Unique, accessible, and hilarious to play with friends, Screencheat comes together nicely in one neat little package. It’s a chaotically nostalgic trip down memory lane and one that Samurai Punk has fleshed out nicely with a range of systems that shooter fans will be comfortable with. That said, it’s tenure over the sitting room may be short-lived. Although fun in small bursts, it doesn’t have quite the same staying power or online community that other games enjoy.