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Cycle 28 disguises itself as a solid arcade shooter with minimalist aesthetics but slowly reveals itself to be something far beyond that. It successfully manages to engulf the player in the mystery that led to the player character's current predicament and entices you to seek the truth, find answers to questions you didn’t know existed and attempt to break the cycle and… who knows, maybe freedom and a happy conclusion?
It attempts to develop its gameplay into something more, and while honorable, this effort is mostly fruitless. The unlockable upgrade system does add some mild drive to push the player forward, but odds are it won’t be enough to keep you playing throughout the entire story. If you are looking for a retro, arcade shooter, there is a reasonably solid experience here, but don’t expect anything more.
Cycle 28 is a mediocre space-shooter for the Nintendo Switch that quickly shows its cards all at once and becomes uninteresting within a matter of minutes. Control sensitivity can be daunting and makes exploration a bit difficult at first, but once you get the hang of flying you’ll be just fine. Weapon upgrades help lighten the experience, and the single song played during outer space dog-fights gives life to the adventure.