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"It tweaks the recipe just enough to create an uncommon shooter. The visuals set a new standard for the genre, providing sights heretofore unseen in an arcade shoot 'em up." - IGN.com
"Sine Mora infuses classic shoot 'em up gameplay with time manipulation and a grim narrative that sets it apart from its peers in all the right ways." - Gamespot.com
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Sine Mora is a horizontal shoot'em up that provides a unique take on challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora is a gorgeous shmup that offers a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. With many ways to manipulate time, Sine Mora features over 50 weapon combinations to complete each beautiful stage that form fits to the player's skills with scaling difficulty. Soundtrack composed by Akira Yamaoka and featuring boss designs by Mahiro Maeda.
Engrossing story integrated seamlessly into the action to elevate the user experience
Unique, time extension based gameplay
7 beautifully crafted, diverse stages
Over 50 different weapon combinations with time manipulating devices
Great accessibility - Story Mode is tailored to not scare away absolute newcomers to the genre
Risk and reward - multiple difficulty levels in Arcade Mode with deep scoring and hidden rank system for the more experienced players
Music composed by Akira Yamaoka, Sound Director of Silent Hill and Shadows of the Damned
Featuring boss designs by Mahiro Maeda, one of the most prominent Japanese anime creators (Blue Submarine No. 6, The Animatrix - The Second Renaissance, Kill Bill: Vol. 1)
Nice game but nothing extraordinaryalbero78 | May 17, 2013 | See all albero78's reviews »
I find that old-style shoot-em-'up are something that is really missing nowadays. When I saw this game on sale I though: ok let's give it a try. I have to say that I played it the first day and then left it. The game is fine, graphics are really ok, but it doesn't give you this sense of achievement and "I'll try once more" which was typical with this kind of games. Also the power-up and weapons upgrade are not as elaborate as I'd like.
So if you buy it, you might have few hours of fun, but don't expect much.
Awesomely hard and intriguing storyChrisray | May 14, 2013 | See all Chrisray's reviews »
I absolutely love this game. Cheap as all hell, interesting if not screwed up character with deep flaws dealing with greater evils in spite of themselves. When you dodge round some of the levels in this game it can be very satisfying.
A hypnotizing side-scrollerForceflow | May 13, 2013 | See all Forceflow's reviews »
This was one of the first side-scroller / 2.5D games I bought, and it was a pleasant surprise. The game is pretty brutal on higher difficulty curves, but that's what it's all about.
The action is fast-paced, and you've got a couple of secondary weapons to light your opponent up real quick - your health also functions as a time limit: get hit, lose time to get to the next checkpoint. It works well and really forces you to focus.
Some nagging about the checkpoint system though: some checkpoints are waaaay to far apart, which often makes for some frustrating replays.
What really shines is the environment design during the levels - the background details are amazing, and when the camera turns for a next action sequence, you really get to appreciate the work that went into the steampunk-inspired world
Also of note are the boss designs - you meet an average of 2=3 bosses per level, and they really range from great mechanical beasts to angry-looking trains. Lovely.
A recommendation, even if you're just starting in the side-scrolling shoot-em-up world.
Sine Mora - Not your typical SHMUP!mungchung | May 11, 2013 | See all mungchung's reviews »
Fun twist to the shoot 'em up genre. Time bending mechanics work well to tone down the difficulty but this game is no way a walk in the park. Very challenging and big boss battles with multiple stages to defeating it. Any fan of this genre should pick this up! Took me 5 or so hours to complete the campaign and has good replay value with different game modes. Higher difficulty levels are a killer yet rewarding when completed. Sine Mora is a breath of fresh air to this genre.
It's A Good Shmupronburgundy | May 11, 2013 | See all ronburgundy's reviews »
This game is quite the fun little shmup. On PC, you are not going to get a better one right now, and if you are a fan of the genre, then this is a definite must. I would not suggest playing with the keyboard, for obvious reasons, so if you own a good gamepad, then this game will be exponentially more enjoyable. It introduces some neat ideas, such as "no-lives" where you just use time, and must complete the level before it runs out. It's a bullet heaven game, and be prepared to dodge a whole bunch of dots, but you already know that if you're a shmup fan.