Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
What better way to test a relationship?
Love is all around… or it was until the Ardor Reactor that ensured peace and love in the galaxy was shattered, leaving a hole in spacetime for ‘anti-love’ to pour through in the form of all sorts of weird creatures. With a partner, you have to rescue imprisoned space bunnies to unlock paths to distant constellations and recover reactor parts. One person will need to steer your spherical ship, while the other – or sometimes both of you – operates the turrets to fend off foes.
Appropriately, this quest is best undertaken as a couple, though you can go it alone – with an AI-powered feline or canine companion using whichever station you direct them to – if it’s good enough for Han Solo… Played that way, the game can get overwhelming with having to decide when to move your friend without wasting shooting time, trying to maintain a good firing solution for them, and not colliding with rocks. Pair up with a person in the same room and you can talk strategy and revel in successes together, but hope that the frantic atmosphere doesn’t cause the anti-love to spill out of the virtual world. Alan Stonebridge Not so much fun alone, yet Lovers… is fun for two if you can keep your cool with each other under pressure.
The neon visuals and simple character animation are really appealing in motion.