By Brett Wolfe
Reviewed on Xbox One
Released on September 6th, 2016 for PS4, September 7 for Xbox One & PC
Publisher: OPQAM Developer: OPQAM
Dogos is a shoot ‘em up developed by OPQAM (same as Project Root). The game puts the player in the role as Desmond Phoenix, an exceptional fighter pilot, who is tasked with saving Earth from the Zeetnuks. Near the beginning of his journey Desmond runs into Europa, a tank operator, who needs your help getting out of Zeetnuk territory by forming a rag-tag team to destroy the Zeetnuks. To those unfamiliar, anyone that played Project Root knows that it was not a great game. That title was actually quite underwhelming. Thankfully, Dogos pulls a complete 180 and is exponentially better than its predecessor.
The replayability in this title is quite minuscule in my opinion. While the game is quite short, the biggest replay factor would be to go back and try and complete all of the side objectives. These would be menial and wouldn’t add that much to the gameplay to keep you intrigued for a larger amount of gameplay. Replaying the entire game again on a higher difficulty would be the best way to stretch the game out, but again it would not add anything new.
All in all, this game is worth the pick-up for anyone that is into the classic shoot ‘em ups or just the causal gamer. The information that was found puts the price point at $12 USD, which I feel is a great price point. The game will last you about 3 to 4 hours playing on easy and is fun for those few hours. Playing the game on a harder difficulty will present you with more playtime; however, for $12 the four hours that this game provides is definitely enough in my opinion. Even though I feel that the soundtrack and visuals are not spectacular, the gameplay makes up for this and would highly recommend picking this one up. It is a fun little title to play and it was enjoyable throughout.
*Note: A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of the review
Final Score: 7.5/10
+Cheaper Price Point