Akane is a brutal arena arcade slasher based on one-hit-one-kill gameplay mechanics where you will face five types of opponents.
Alexander Thomas — May 22, 2019
Akane is unapologetically fast, tough, and challenging. It’s setting and general yakuza/cyberpunk themes mesh incredibly well together in telling the player everything they need to know about the games’ last stand. The combat is fast and fluid with a moderate amount of skill required, yet its also designed to be something you can easily learn and improve upon the more you play.
Akane is a delightful twin-stick shooter that focuses primarily on melee combat, and wants the player to use their firearms sparingly. Mix this with the delightful graphics and upgrades, and there is a lot of fun to be had with this game.
Akane always ends in violence, bloodshed and the death of the titular hero. Itâs the journey towards that inevitable conclusion, that makes this retro-styled experience one of the finest examples of its genre as it deftly weaves a subtle strategy with some of the tightest action on the market today.
While it might not share the intricate levels and levelling up mechanics of Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition, Akane balances out its lack of topographical variety with a simple yet challenging set of rolling objectives and an increasingly tough variety of enemies to slay. Death is constant in those first few hours, but persevere and you'll discover a hack 'n' slash survival game that rewards precision, position and quick-thinking.
Akane es la clase de juego que coges pensando que "va a ser sólo un rato" y, muchas horas (e intentos) después, te das cuenta de que te ha enganchado sin remedio. Es decir, ¿cómo negarse a esta mezcla entre katanas, cyberpunk y pixel-art?