A great start to a great party.
Retimed is a multiplayer shooter with an adorable 2D style. It is easy to grab your pals and jump right into the battle with options for team battles and free-for-alls. The controls and the concept are very simple as you fire at foes, making use of slow-motion combat. Once you get a hang of the controls, pulling off cool shots becomes easier and makes for lively, action-filled play.
The mechanic I’m assuming is referred to in the title is a slo-mo force field that arises at opportune moments. If you find yourself in the slo-mo zone, you’ve got to quickly adjust your movement to avoid bullets, or perfectly time your own to take down your opponent. This mechanic keeps the game fresh and makes the gameplay that much more satisfying.
The quick competitive matches take place in arenas, each with their own unique characteristic. For instance, one stage has rubber trees that allow you to ricochet bullets and pull off some impressive maneuvering.
And that’s about it. This game, while what it does offer is very fun and engaging, doesn’t have much to it. Plus it lacks bots, so if you find yourself itching to play you better have a friend somewhere near. This isn’t a huge issue for people who plan to use it at parties, but I think that there should be at least one option for people who are playing alone. Maybe this will come in future updates; who knows?
My family and I had a great time trying this out. My dad, who usually takes a bit to pick up on controls, even had fun playing. For anyone looking for a simple party game to add to their library, this is a great choice.