Developed By: Ratloop Games
Published By: Ratloop Games, Frontier Developments.
Platforms Available On: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4/5 and PC – reviewed on Xbox Series X, a code was very kindly supplied for the purpose of this review.
Lemnis Gate is a time-warping, turn-based, multiplayer combat strategy FPS. Over five alternating turns taking place in a 25” time-loop, you are called to master the unique abilities of a varied cast of deep-space operatives and outskill, outsmart, and outmanoeuvre your opponent in mind-bending, four-dimensional battles.
KEY FEATURES THINK DIFFERENTLY Matches in Lemnis Gate take place within time loops. You have 25 seconds to execute your action, be it blasting an enemy, manoeuvring your operative, or setting up your next move. After all players have taken turns, the next 25-second round begins. Now you’ll face what has happened while setting up what will happen. Each of the five rounds is your chance to alter the timeline as past, present, and future converge.
A TIME-BENDING TACTICAL SHOOTER With a varied cast of characters to choose from, how you play is up to you. Lay damaging toxic waste in your enemy’s path, slow time to land the perfect shot, or deploy protective orbs to assist your future self. Every operative possesses a distinctive loadout and special ability that proves decisive on the battlefield.
TEAM UP WITH YOURSELF Welcome to the team comprised entirely of one: you. With Lemnis Gate’s innovative auto co-op feature, you command every member of your side. Auto co-op gives you total control of five deep-space operatives, effectively enabling two competitors to duke it out in bustling ten-character matches. Become a literal one-person army.
COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES, ENDLESS OUTCOMES From the first second to the last, anything can happen in Lemnis Gate. Each round is a fresh chance to implement an unbeatable new strategy – or earn redemption from an earlier error. Predict hostiles’ routes, infiltrate enemy lines, and develop multi-layered gameplans by co-operating with yourself. Experiment both in and outside time, and get creative with causality.
A HOST OF MODES AND MATCHTYPES Create a match to your preference. Pick between a 1v1 and 2v2 contest, online or offline. Select your mode amongst three thrilling spins on established genre staples. There’s Retrieve XM, in which you scramble to collect exotic matter and return it to your gate; Domination, which is about competing to capture zones; and Seek & Destroy, where you attempt to wreck your opponent’s Resistors.
Whether teaming up with a friend for “hotseat” local multiplayer, or pitting your operatives against online rivals, Lemnis Gate lets you set the board to suit your style.
Futuristic FPS games are normally my bag with ones like Halo my main go to but something new was definitely needed in that genre to keep it fresh, step up to the plate Lemnis Gate bringing a fresh ideal to the FPS genre with its standard shooter mixing with time bending mechanics to take what we thought of FPS games and put it completely on its head.
Lemnis Gate is probably the most intense FPS I’ve played in a while, using the unique time loop system you can plan the take down of your opponent in more strategic manner by planning your every move, the added benefit is being able to play out your strategy in the time loop and of it doesn’t work you can try again.
In a move away from the pretty much standard FPS fayre of free for all and team deathmatch modes Lemnis Gate focuses on the pvp or smaller team combat with the futuristic time loop twist spicing up the game mode with a simplified menu system that makes the gamer feel more at relaxed rather than needing a degree to navigate.
Lemnis Gate certainly takes inspiration from other shooters on the market but doesn’t try to imitate or replicate what has already been done, the gameplay feels fresh and brings something unique to the genre, it did take me a couple of goes to get used to the whole concept but after I did the game felt alot more fun and played out.
Working out your different team member’s strengths, working out which team member would be better carrying out what attack, but it is important to use your team and not try and “Rambo” it, trust me it doesn’t work and won’t end well.
If you are after an edge of the seat excitement filled shooting experience then you definitely need to look this up.
Graphics and Sound
Lemnis Gate definitely makes use of the next gen power as the game looks stunning one the Series X, smooth visuals with incredible detail. The game levels look amazingly detailed and have been worked out well to ensure competitive gameplay. The character animation is good and look like they should do, movement is smooth and not robotic.
I like the soundtrack really think it works well with the game, the in game sound effects are good with everything sounding as it should, all blends well adding to the overall top class feel of the game.
To summarise my thoughts of Lemnis Gate, without doubt one of the best FPS games I have played in sometime. I really enjoyed the gameplay experience with it’s fresh take on the FPS styling making it feel something new (which it basically is) Definitely one to add to the collection.
Verdict-Out of 5🌟
I give Lemnis Gate a full marks 5🌟 a fresh new FPS game that really does need to be in your collection, if you love futuristic shooters then this is definitely the one for you.
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