The waste of paradise
by Chris Schilling 26/7/2013
Product: Bounty Arms
Publisher: Kerosene Games
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: 3D, Action, Adventure
The march of progress for mobile gaming has moved at such a pace that it's easy to take games like Bounty Arms for granted.
We almost forget that not so long ago phones were capable of playing nothing more complicated than Snake, and here we are with a third-person platform-shooter boasting almost console-quality graphics.
Yet if at times Bounty Arms gives you cause to stop and marvel at just how far we've come in such a short space of time, it's also sobering proof that visuals aren't everything.
Through its ten missions you control one of three bounty hunters: Drake Mass is a shotgun-wielding space marine; Flux Helix is a floating robot with laser eyes; and Goober is a chunky alien with a face like a ninja turtle in welding goggles.
Bounty Arms is flashy and fluid, but this platform-shooter is a hollow experience, blighted by hackneyed ideas and poor design
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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