What's Echo Prime? It's a mobile game by Robot Entertainment that just got released on Steam. It's pretty fun, but playing on PC leaves you wondering why you aren't playing on a phone. Take a look at the video and see what I mean.
The game is pretty simple. Run across a screen, tap on enemies to shoot them, or run up and slash them with your space sword. The mobile design comes in with 30-second-long levels and when you realize how many opportunities for in-app purchases there are. The levels I played also aren't very difficult, on top of being really short. All of these things seem great for an iPhone game, but just feel off when I'm sitting at a PC.
When I played, there was a bug causing the game to lock up at the end of a level, which you'll see at the end of the video. It seems I wasn't the only one with this issue, but apparently it's fixed now.
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