publisher : Light Maze
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-4
Varion is an intensive shooter, prepared for the local four-person multiplayer mode. The action of the game takes place in the world in the atmosphere of science fiction, and the game consists in clashes with the participation of distance weapon (although you can also fight even). The production was created by the French independent studio Rundisc and is the developer's debut project.
Varion is a multiplayer action game that belongs to the sub-genre of the twin stick shooter. Observing the action from above (from an isometric perspective), we control our robot and try to destroy other players' machines. The clashes take place in small, randomly generated arenas, where you can find traps (mines, portals, gas tanks, and even.... charging minotaurs), as well as various reinforcements and additional equipment (bombs, blades). The game is dynamic and forces the participants to constantly move.
The production of Rundisc enables both shooting and close combat, but the emphasis has been on distance clashes. Importantly, the bullets we shoot can bounce off the walls, allowing us to invent complex tactics to defeat enemies. We also have the possibility to avoid it thanks to a special movement ("dash").
In Varion we can play alone (then we fight against boots in Challenge mode - it also allows you to have fun in cooperation), but the game clearly emphasizes the play in the local multiplayer mode.
Varion has quite a simple, three-dimensional graphic design, which does not differ from the standards typical for independent games. The advantage of this approach to graphics is that it is important for similar titles to be legible - we can clearly see what is happening on the screen at a given moment and it is easy for us to focus on what is important.
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age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Dual Core 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce GTS 250 / Radeon HD 4470 or better, 300 MB HDD, Windows 7