Sunday, 10 May 2020

Asylum Reviews: Infinite - Beyond the Mind [Xbox One].

Futuristic retro action platformer Infinite - Beyond the Mind from developer Emilie Coyo has recently released and we have been super excited to get stuck in. Playing as one of two friends: Tanya or Olga, you will have to hunt down Queen Evangelyn and her armies after they kidnapped your partner.

Controls are simple and effective, and make playing very enjoyable. Combat feels fast and your chosen character can move around the screen quickly to attack enemies or dodge roll out of the way of incoming fire. You have a stamina bar which keeps you in check, preventing you from just endlessly rolling everywhere, however this regenerates quickly upon stopping.

Playable in co-op as well as single player, having another player really adds a lot to the game. It makes it much easier to get through harder areas of the game, as well giving you some assistance when you come up against bosses. A second player can drop in at any point, taking command of a flying robot with a decently ranged weapon. 

Enemies are well varied, with an arsenal of different weapons you'll have to come up against, including shotguns and sniper rifles. Most enemies can be defeated fairly easily in just a few hits, but smaller enemies can also just be sped past and ignored on your mission to go up against the big guys.

The art style of Infinite is very nicely done, with a cute pixel art style that really conveys the realistic but futuristic setting well. Environments are well detailed and you will find hidden items sporadically placed around levels, allowing you to regain health or get an extra life. Sound design is fantastic also, with a fun chip-tune style which really adds to the overall retro theme. 

At just £7.99 on the Xbox Store, it's a cheap little indie title that will do you a turn if you're looking for something new to play. It's a pretty straightforward game, and doesn't do anything groundbreaking with the genre but we had fun nonetheless.

In the end, we decided to give Infinite - Beyond the Mind the Collecting Asylum rating of  7/10.

Have you played Infinite - Beyond the Mind yet? What did you think of it?
Let us know in the comments below!

- V x

Thanks to Blowfish Studios for the Infinite - Beyond the Mind review code!

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