BPM: Bullets Per Minute
Imagine Doom, but you have to time your shots and reloads to the beat of the music. That’s BPM: Bullets Per Minute. Rhythm games have had a bit of a renaissance of late (rhythm game AVICII Invector released on Switch in September too).
BPM is a bit more than just your standard video game though. It maintains the high octane combat of games like Doom, sprinkles it with rogue-like mechanics and adds in a rhythm game too. Think of it as Crypt of the Necrodancer for FPS fans. You can see some gameplay below! It’s available on PC and will be coming to PS4 and Xbox next year.
Do you love games like Phoenix Wright, Zero Escape and Danganronpa then Paradise Killer is for you. It’s a good year for murder mystery puzzle games. Murder By Numbers, from Fall Guys developers Mediatonic, combined picross and murder mystery earlier this year, and Paradise Killer has come to scratch the murder mystery itch in September.
An open world first person exploration game you need to solve a murder but it’s entirely up to you how you do it. Explore, collect evidence and interrogate people before making the decision to go to trial to convict who you think is guilty. It’s a lot of fun with a lot of style! It’s available on Switch and PC.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is made by Vanillaware, the indie developer behind classics like GrimGrimoire and Odin Sphere. It’s their first game since 2013’s Dragon’s Crown and it’s got the style and confidence you’d expect from the developer.
Blending multiple genres the game is a side scrolling adventure game mixed with real-time strategy. This is combined with a perspective changing story with time travel, school drama, kaiju and mechs.
The multiple character story mode makes for a really interesting game. Especially as you try to piece everything together and try and figure out what’s going on. It’s available on PlayStation 4.
September was a busy month for rogue-like games. Although the likes of long-awaited sequel Spelunky 2 and Hades took up a lot of headlines there’s one more you definitely shouldn’t ignore.
Going Under is published by Team17 and has a big lean on humour. It’s a satirical look at start up office culture where you must do some dungeon crawling through failed start ups.
The game has a lovely style to it and is just a lot of fun so make sure to check it out. It’s available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Featured Image Credit: Credit: Kaizen Game Works / Team17 / Atlus / Awe Interactive