Void Gore from eastasiasoft and Panda Indie Studios is a fast-paced shoot ‘em up on PlayStation 4. Learn more in our Void Gore review!
Void Gore from eastasiasoft and Panda Indie Studios is a fast-paced shoot ‘em up on PlayStation 4, that follows behind Project Starship and its sequel Project Starship X from the same developer and publisher. The game will get you started with a short tutorial that will show you all of the basics. You’ll move your spaceship with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, shooting with the X button. There will be a circle around your chip, and pressing the Circle button will activate its power. What this will do is clear all bullets within it. If the circle is flashing red, then it will also kill any enemies within it! And yes, this also includes any of the bosses. The circle will disappear and start to grow after each use, with a meter on the right side letting you know at what percentage it has recharged.
As you destroy your enemies, either with your bullets or with the power of the clear circle, your spaceship will level up. By doing this, its attacks will grow stronger, which will allow you to destroy more enemies to keep the cycle going. There will also be power-ups to collect that will grant you a boost for that specific run so that you can last longer. You will also gain points based on the enemies you destroyed and the active multiplier at the time, as well as gain some money for your efforts.
After each run, you can visit the in-game store to spend the coins you’ve earned so that you can upgrade your ship. You can improve its lives, movement speed, the area of effect for the clear circle, how fast the clear circle recharges, the damage of your bullets, how many bullets you can fire, the fire rate for your attacks, adding missiles to your ship, boosting the damage they deal, making it so that your next run grants you double coins, having your multiplier start at 2X, or jumping all the way to level 10.
Since each run is procedurally generated, you won’t know what you’ll be going up against since the order in which you’ll go up against enemies and bosses and their movement, and attack patterns will be randomized. As you complete run after run, boosting your overall score, collecting more coins and power-ups, and reaching further and further in the game, you’ll unlock new backgrounds for you to select from the main menu so that you can change the way the game looks as you play. Your performance is also uploaded to the online leaderboard for Void Gore so that you can see how good you really are.
This shoot ‘em up includes a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy waiting for you. If you’re a veteran of the genre, this one shouldn’t take you more than an hour to unlock all available trophies. The objectives to complete include defeating 10, 100, and 500 enemies and bosses, collecting 100, 500, and 2,000 coins, collecting 6, 18, and 32 upgrades, reaching levels three, six, and twelve, defeating 12, 32, and 64 enemies with the clear circle, and reaching a score of 5,000, 10,000, and 50,000.
Void Gore is a very fun but punishing shoot ‘em up with a fun twist on the formula, thanks to the clear circle gameplay mechanic that makes for an entertaining experience. You’ll be slowly but surely making some progress with every run, as you unlock some trophies and use the coins you collect to upgrade your ships different stats and abilities so that you can start to extend your runs, with the goal for trophy hunters being to reach at least level 12. Void Gore is out on PS4 with a low $4.99 asking price and is one you should definitely check out.
This Void Gore review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by eastasiasoft.