First Impressions: Noitu Love 2: Devolution (Wii U / 3DS)

Here’s the first thing you need to know about this game: the title is a palindrome. Go on, look. Well, pretend the “2” isn’t there, then look. Are you thoroughly confused? Yes, we thought so. Asking “why???” is not out of the question. We did. And then we realized that “2” means there was a “1”, and we got even more confused, but here we are. Giving you our first impressions. We’re very grateful you’re still here.

So, Noitu Love 2: Devolution is set a century after the first game, which I’m not going to type out, and which is also apparently available to play for free on the developer’s website. This new title features a policewoman who just wants to keep the peace, and who does so by beating the crap out of bad guys and deadly robots. As you do, as you do.

The game will take a bit of getting used to when it comes to controls, unless you’re deeply familiar with Zelda games on the Nintendo DS. You will control the main character with your control stick, but attacks come from swiping and tapping on the touch screen—it becomes a fluid process once you’re used to it, but it may take a moment for newcomers to this way of play.

Enemies will come at you in waves—sorry, hordes—and in no time at all, you’ll be rapidly cutting a swath through baddies, all in the name of peacekeeping.

If you enjoy this type of animation, play style, and bizarre elements (and wave after wave after wave of enemies to mow down), this may be your thing. There are indeed more characters to try out—we’ve been a little disingenuous here in terms of the actual depth to the game, but what can we say, it was a quick demo experience—but it’s only a week from release, and we do think that it will be a lot of fun for those who enjoy this genre.

Strange name aside, it may be worth your time to check out once it releases next week.


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