Dogfight: A Sausage Bomber Story (XSX) Review with stream
Presentation is fluid and looks like a playable cartoon
Drop in/out local co-op is the way to go
You can save your ship by button mashing before it crashes
Takes a while to unlock new weaponry
Lacks any sort of unique gimmick so never becomes more than a plain shooter
The game wouldn’t read my save for some reason and had to restart
Don’t be distracted by the goofy name, Dogfight: A Sausage Bomber Story is a pleasant horizontal shooter that features 4 player local co-op in a world that references different types of food as a point of humor.
From a fluid cartoony presentation, this shmup offers some straight-forward classic shooter gameplay. One button shoots, another launches a bomb, and new offensive capabilities can be unlocked although it takes a good chunk of time to get to the good stuff. The challenge is also well balanced even if you are venturing solo so you don’t need to worry about wild difficulty swings if you cannot fill your roster of four. Granted, the higher difficulties will provide a stronger but expected challenge.
If there is one aspect that holds back Dogfight is that it is little too simple. While I appreciate and respect the simplistic shoot-everything gameplay, there really isn’t a gimmick or gameplay element to separate it from any other classic shooter. Each stage only takes a few minutes, which is nice, but the lack of extras or a unique gameplay element results in a plain and very straightforward shooter experience. Like eating oven baked chicken thigh, it would satisfy your hunger but wish there was some flavoring, sides, and something a little more.
Also Play: Heavy Weapon (X360)
Better Than: Aegis Wing (X360)
Sort Of Looks Like: a Flash game from the early 2000s
By: Zachary Gasiorowski, Editor in Chief myGamer.com
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