Lichtspeer is a game published and developed by Lichthund, an independent developer based in Warsaw, Poland. Originally released for Windows, macOS, Linux, and PlayStation 4 back in September 2016 it finally made its way to Xbox under the new title Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition.
Lichtspeer is a 2d action-adventure title in which you find yourself throwing spears of light at Viking penguins and other monsters. Taking control of either blond haired blue eyed male or female you are thrust into a strange ancient Germanic future, on a journey to prove yourself to the almighty Gods. Gameplay is basic but addictive you move from one area to another on a track, and basically throw your light spears at anything that moves. The first few levels are nothing to difficult and once you get the trajectory of the spears down it because much easier to get your headshots and killing more and more enemy’s. When you die and you will die you are left to respawn and exact your revenge.
Your spears and your character are also upgradable, from giving yourself a barrier to protect yourself from a one-off hit or even been able to split your spear into three separate spears and once upgraded to a higher level five. Further abilities with cooldown times attached can also be added to other face buttons, this adds a massive strategy side to the game. Say you keep dying on a certain level a simple change to a massive powerful light column or the ability to rain hell down on everything on screen could easily deal with those pesky bad guys.
Levels vary as you get further in, it starts as your standard left to right affair but as you progress levels starts to mix, sometimes right of the screen firing left, shooting up or down a slope, or even allowing you to rain the pain on enemies below. Even enemy verity will keep you on your toes, all sorts of shapes, sizes and speeds. You will quickly get to grips with how each enemy moves and where and when you should throw your spear, remembering that a headshot is what you need, as every if not all enemies will die in one hit to the noggin.
Graphics are nice to look at the colours are bold and in your face, the over-the-top, cartoonishly gore is always a joy to witness, and the satisfaction from seeing an enemies head fly off there body never became dull for us.
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition can be purchased and downloaded from the Microsoft Store, priced at £8.39
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Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition is addictive challenging and just flat out fun, a fantastic soundtrack and beautiful graphics. The only thing that could turn away some gamers is the difficulty spikes every now and again forcing you to sometimes grind out different levels to upgrade your abilities