Scurge: Hive - hands-on

Should we just call it Metroid: Ripoff?

Unnecessary colon aside, Scurge: Hive is an attractive game. You've got big, bouncy graphics that look chunky enough to peel right of the screen, and pulsing tunes to echo down the hallways of the space-techno environment. The red-haired heroine seems like an interesting enough character to get behind for a game, and her tag-along, living-computer buddy is ready to chirp in with updated maps for your bounty-hunting needs.

Then you realize that you've kinda played this game already. Your target is a parasitic organism that slowly eats away other things. You run around varying locales piecing together clues so you can uncover suit-enhancing power-ups like new beams and a grappling hook, then dash off to an area you couldn't reach before. Hm... play Metroid much? We've even got a little Halo action with the mobile AI pal, just like Cortana hangs around with Master Chief.

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