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A decidedly simple premise makes for a decidedly arcadey game. You control a little guy named Archer (go figure). Using WASD to move, while aiming with the mouse, you must fend off random assortments of enemy archers, knights and demons. Throw in a large and thoughtful selection of powerups, and you have yourself a pretty fun game.
The graphics are quite simple, but get the job done. Characters are small, but distinguishable from one another. The backgrounds are a little too simple, although it's nice that there is more than one. Certainly not Nobody's best graphical work, although they aren't an eyesore. My biggest problem with the visuals would be the random lines and polygons that appear on the screen occasionally. I don't know if they are supposed to be there for effect, but they kinda just looked like glitchy code.
The sounds in Archer worked reasonably well. There isn't a great variety, but you couldn't ask for more. The music, on the other hand, is too loud and detracts from the gameplay in a big way. Using a modern punk song wasn't the best idea. This is Archer, not A Knight's Tale.
The game plays smoothly, even if it is simple. I found it quite difficult, especially with those enemy archers pumping arrows into me. But there were no problems. The pretty explosions of gore were a nice reward for a kill, and thats all us gamers ever really want, isn't it?
All-in-all, Archer is a solid game, although perhaps a tad simple. The inclusion of plenty of powerups adds a little more replayability, but not really enough to give it a permanent place on my hard drive.
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