This is a long review, so if you want a brief summary of why I recommend Pressure just skip to Results and read from there.
Chasing Carrots creates a fun shoot 'em up arcade style driving game that keeps you on your toes. With silly lines and a rediculous story Pressure is the type of game that really pushes you at every turn. Story:
Pressure, despite its low Metascore and rather dull describing reviews it’s actually quite a riveting game. Not too long, but fun till the end. Pressure has a rather funny, but very simple story. Pressure is about a young man who lives by a lake awakening to all the water being stolen. Who is the culprit you may ask? Well none other than an evil Sauna genius who decided to charge all of the community to use the lakes water from his sauna. In order to retrieve this water back from the depths of the evil sauna you must race through rivers, cliffs, mountains, buildings, and railways in order to defeat the evil geniuses waves of monsters. Gameplay:
The levels are not timed with an actual timer, but rather a pressure gauge. As time moves on, the more you are hit, or as you progress through the course you gain or lose pressure. If the gauge goes to zero your car conks out and you lose the match. On the other hand if your car gets too shot up it can take extensive damage and blow up. So in order to win the race you need to go fast, avoid the bullets, and kill all the enemies. The game allows you to boost unlimited times, with each car offering different boost lengths, shoot unlimited ammo with many different guns, and use power ups. This game is like a blood bath, minus the blood and adding water. Results:
The game isn't very difficult; it just has some interesting concepts which until you figure out how to properly use the game it seems rather difficult. With constant boosting, unlimited ammo, and nuclear weapons Pressure is a shoot 'em up racing game. Pressure offers a small campaign with multiplayer experience and brilliant high pressure (hah) action that keeps you on your toes. Don't be fooled you won't be racing against opponents in this epic as you'll be too focused on destroying everyone and everything in your way. If you like games where you can sit down for a short session and not have to dedicate too much time this is the game for you.
+Smooth, easy gameplay
+Smart difficulty curve
+Simple but pleasant graphics
+Friendly story with simple characters
+Fast shoot 'em up gameplay
+Loads of upgrades that allow you to customize and further boost your car.
+Funny little story that isn't in any way inappropriate.
+Lots of interesting baddies and boss fights to keep you interested.
+Unlimited boosts and ammo, so you don't feel like you have to hold back.
-Not a racing game
-Enemies seem to repeat themselves after you complete the first world
-Hints are not given randomly, but rather as you progress throughout the game
-You cannot go back and play an old level in the campaign to grind up your car (if you are having difficulties)
Posted: February 14th, 2014