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Radiant Flux
Retroactive
by Damien McFerran 28/2/2013
Product: Radiant Flux
Developer: T.A.C.S. Games
Format: Android, PS Vita, Xperia Play
Genre: Shooter
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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A minute into Radiant Flux and the first thing that you wonder is how a game from 1985 can have possibly remained unpublished for so long?

The second thing is probably going to be something so unsavoury we can't publish it here, thanks largely to the game's unforgiving difficulty level.

Of course, Radiant Flux isn't really from 1985 - it just thinks it is. The deliberately humble visuals are a throwback to the days when the ZX Spectrum and C64 were the tools of choice for any serious gamer, and this title does an excellent job of imitating the best shooters of that era - in a purely visual sense, at least. ...
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Summary
Cool music and authentic retro visuals can't make up for Radiant Flux's ropey controls and often unfair difficulty level
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 5
Value: 6
Innovation: 5
Overall: 5
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