Ever heard of DarkSouls being the test to become a true gamer? Picture a test for any true gamer along with lightning-fast reflexes needed to conquer a game, then you end up with Ghostrunner.
Ghostrunner is an Action Platformer set in a dark Cyberpunk megastructure, what seems to be only a cool looking intro is the beginning of the story before you start playing yourself, find out what happened to yourself as you continue your mission to rescue a prisoner, who then explained to you why you were patched up and who helped to fix you on your way to climbing the Dharma Tower, known as Humanity’s last save haven.
You soon find out that the spider-like human who was your initial target was Mara the Keymaster, she rules the city with an iron fist and has little regard for who she must sacrifice to get what she wants.
Besides the incredible story, we are faced with opponents and scenarios which leaves you tilted knowing that you can do better, you can do this, you should be able to do this, but due to the high paced gameplay, every split second and decision means life or death.
Luckily there are some upgrades that you can add to your kit to assist you with this from reflecting bullets with your blade, to having enemies being outlined for you even through walls to better plan your executions.
Unfortunately, nothing is perfect in every game, and in this game, it is hard to find the ideal sensitivity for your remote and some players might feel that playing the game on a mouse and keyboard would be easier and less confusing than playing the game on a remote.
Final Thoughts: A stunning game with a tilting factor that forces you to take a break and revisit the stage later and try again. The Devs went and increased the replayability with not just a challenging story but with Assist mode, Neon pack and Wave mode being added there are more and more reasons for coming back to this torment.