CHIPPY, LOVELY PLANET 2, & SUPERMARKET SHRIEK
A spectrum of concepts.
By JAY TEE
ThatHITBOX Review Roundup’s are built to cover a broad selection of recent indie releases. There will likely be no running theme or connective tissue between any of the titles; just two or three games that stood out, and might be worth a look. In much the same way as the rest of our review coverage, each title will be given a final score.
We’re kicking things off with a review of Chippy, a twin stick bullet hell shooter from Facepunch Studios (developers of Garry’s Mod and Rust). We’re then taking a look at tinyBuild’s Lovely Planet 2, a disarmingly cheerful time trial FPS. Closing things out for this roundup is Supermarket Shriek, from Billy Goat Entertainment, a recent Xbox Game Pass addition that supports screaming as an input method. There is also a goat.
Yep. Things do get pretty intense. Fortunately, quick reflexes are rewarded and you’re never left fighting the controls.
LOVELY PLANET 2 -
SUPERMARKET SHRIEK -
Squares with angry faces have never been so threatening. Not this one though. This one is friendly. He has friendly eyebrows.
LOVELY PLANET 2 (PC)
Whoever is designing these stores is definitely a Bond villain. You’ll face lava pits, swinging axes, and endless other hazards.
SUPERMARKET SHRIEK (XB1, & PC)