Title Agony Publisher Psygnosis Game Type Shoot-em-up Players 1 Compatibility All HD Installable Available Submission Chris Vella Profiled Reviewer Review This horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up has the classic insignia of most Psygnosis games. You control an owl and must blast away all enemies that come at you. The first thing that you notice about the game is the opening sequence piano music. It is truly beautiful. This is by far the best music that I have ever heard on any game on any platform. It's too bad it didn't carry over into the in game music, but more on that later. The game scrolls horizontally and everything moves smoothly. The enemies are very reminicent of Shadow of the Beast enemies. They are in the same graphical style. Even though most enemies shoot at you the biggest danger is actually having them fly into you. Getting killed just reduces your weapons, you don't lose them all. Keeping your weapons powered up is a must if you want to complete the game. Before starting a level you are shown a breathtaking still picture setting the scene. You are instantly attacked by a variety of enemies that fly in set patterns at you. You are originally armed with a basic gun but can soon power it up by collecting weapon icons. Most enemies will take a number of hits to kill them. Get to the end of a level and you will face the guardian. This creature will take many hits before it is killed. Upon completing this you are taken to another breathtaking still picture setting the scene for the next level. There are about 6 different levels and they all vary nicely with different backdrops and enemies. The graphics in the game are beautiful, especially the still pictures, and the backdrops are animated. The sound in the game is extremely annoying, with the exception of the intro. The sound just doesn't seem to fit the game and you can't turn it off. The game does play well even though the enemies attack in set patterns. The levels are just about the right size and the difficulty level increases with each level. Even though the enemies are numerous I didn't feel an adrenaline rush playing the game. It's sort of a relaxing shoot'em up if there is such a thing. In conclusion, A nice attempt and a decent game but I somehow feel that something is missing. It feels different then most shooting games but there are some very nice touches, but I feel just too relaxed playing. It doesn't give you the much needed adrenaline rush that a game of this type should give you. The great graphics and animations do help a bit but the sound is way too annoying. The lastabilty is also in question. I found the first couple levels a little too easy and the last ones a little too hard. You will neither love nor hate this game, it's just a average shoot'em up with nice graphics.