Real Talk By: KJ
Retro City Rampage was a fun take on the open world genre. Mocking Grand Theft Auto, taking many playful jabs at pop culture. It was considered a success and is available on a vast amount of gaming devices. As expected, its followup Shakedown: Hawaii would be a highly anticipated Indie Release. RCR went for the 8-bit look, now we’re in 16-bit territory. It’s easy to see a lot of time was put into the visuals. Animations, explosions, destruction overall impresses. Pedestrians are more lively. See them regularly taking selfies, working out, adding more life to this well-designed world map. Driving around is a breeze, and controls well. A standout look has been achieved. Music carries the Miami Vice 80’s vibe. Synth-fueled Jams perfect for cruising and engaging in shootouts.