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Metal Arcade (Apr 15, 2014)
In short, if you still own a Dreamcast and are looking for an excuse to dust it off, Redux: Dark Matters fits the bill perfectly. The arcade-style gameplay is right at home in the Dreamcast library, and the ramped-up difficulty will please old-school fans searching for a challenge. The game’s visuals and music are stellar, but the presentation suffers a bit due to the Dreamcast’s 4:3 standard definition video output. The packaging looks great, with nice artwork and a two-page manual in a DVD-style case. If you’re looking for a bit of a retro fix, I highly suggest checking out Hucast Games’ Redux: Dark Matters.
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Project COE (Feb 20, 2014)
Redux: Dark Matters is an extremely enjoyable shmup. It has a couple of shortcomings, especially with the new blur effect on the graphics, but the core gameplay is very fun. It’s challenging without being cheap, the two difficulty settings/ships are unique enough to make the game feel almost like two distinct games, and it’s fun enough to keep you coming back for more. If you have the chance, I certainly recommend you check out Redux.
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Joystiq (Feb 06, 2014)
The Dreamcast doesn't need a definitive game anymore, though. The fact that publishers like Hucast and developers like Hellwig continue to keep its lights on at all is impressive on its own. That Redux: Dark Matters is a strong, well-designed shooter is a credit to the effort. For everyone who simply can't let it go, Redux is well worth playing.
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Destructoid (Mar 02, 2014)
All that said, Redux: Dark Matters doesn’t quite live up to the predecessors it most resembles original charm. It’s still a solid release for shoot ‘em up fans looking for a new age nostalgic feeling, but it also comes with a price of admission that’s tough to swallow in a day where indie games have moved on to the more lucrative PC and mobile scene. Unless you’re the most diehard of Dreamcast fans, or shoot ‘em ups in general, do yourself a favor and wait for Dark Matters to see some love on a more modern piece of hardware.


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