Mothergunship is a bullet-hell FPS game where you get to create your own guns out of different component parts. It plays a bit like Doom, with you being able to run about at high speeds and hop around as you shoot at things, and while the gameplay is genuinely enjoyable, the joy of the game comes from constructing a gun so uncomfortably large that you can barely see what’s going on every time you fire it.
You can have one gun on each arm, but each of those can be made up of as many parts as you can fit, basically. That means you can have a tri-pronged railgun/grenade launcher/energy blaster on one arm, and a line-up of four different shotguns on the other. Each time you pull the trigger every gun on that arm is going to fire, and you find little modifiers that might upgrade the fire rate, or give them special ammunition as you go too.
Now, this is a roguelike game, so you’ll be dying a lot, but progression feels pretty steady because you unlock new gun parts as you go, and the combat is one that you can actively learn because bosses fire in specific patterns, and you’ll nearly always end up with some over-the-top weapons at your disposal too.
It’s also playable in co-op, and we just love a good roguelike co-op game, because the only thing better than dying a lot is also dragging a friend with you. On top of that, there’s also a VR version of the game called Mothergunship: Forge, which is a little less about running around, and more about ducking and diving.
You still get to build the weapons in the VR version too, but you get to do it with your hands instead, and pieces you’re using float in mid-air while you’re figuring out what to do with the latest rifle you’ve just picked up. It feels incredibly cool to mess around with in both the normal and VR version, and we urge you to pick them up and go and shoot things in the game.