In Megaton Rainfall you play as an indestructible interdimensional superbeing, which could possibly be the son of God. Specifically, his holyness needs to stop an onslaught of aliens attacking Earth, so get ready for something over the top and grand. Welcome to Megaton Rainfall.
The Hand of God
The invaders are a ruthless fast moving army of thugs that have the means and craft to go anyway faster than the speed of light. They’ll terrorise city by city, collapsing skyscrapers, demolishing towns and wreaking havoc. With a vast amount of weapons and fire power, cities crumble fast and it’s your job to fight back and stop the mayhem. As you’re a superbeing you can’t take damage, so the amount of civilian casualties is how the game measures your health bar. It’s not just the aliens that can wipeout entire neighbourhoods, you too can also tot up the casualty rate if those blasts from your hands don’t aim right.
Weaving in and out of skyscrapers playing peek-a-boo or pin pointing the weak spots of a twisting alien mechanic slug, all while levitating, make for some tense gameplay. There’s a healthy selection of weird and wonderful aliens to wipeout, prioritising which alien poses the most threat to the civilians also makes your choice an important one. But be quick, these guys don’t hang around for long. While action does become rather samey, the introduction of new weapons like telekinesis or the ability to freeze time help keep things fresh.
There are some great visual moments that make Megaton Rainfall standout. The destruction of entire cities and the upshot of watching them fall is impressive. Furthermore the mix of music when you travel far up into the ether requires a mention. Some games you need time to remember what your task was or familiarise yourself with the controls, but Megaton Rainfall is a perfect jump in and play game that delivers some impressive moments. There is a story being told throughout that really connects. Personally I love the subject of ‘how we got here’ and anything that challenges our belief system, and so do Pentadimensional Games by the sounds of things so a special hats off to them for offering a decent story to accompany the game.
Megaton Rainfall rains down an over the top alien shooter with epic destruction. While it may not offer a huge amount of variety, there’s definitely a fine shooting experience to be had.
Lizard Rating 7.5/10
PS4 version reviewed
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