Review Point Blank Adventures - Shoot
Feels like an interactive version of The Magic School Bus without the learning
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 17 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Each level has various objectives, difficulty scaling is smooth, environments change frequently
Touch input feels off, graphical fidelity is inconsistent
I would never encourage anyone to shoot anything point blank but exceptions can be made when it comes to video games. Point Blank Adventures - Shoot for Android is a game all about shooting, heck, it’s even in the name. Through the course of the game you’ll run through over 250 levels of lightning fast shooting.
On the whole, the game feels very much like a typical mobile game. There are levels, you get three stars depending on a few variables, and the game gets more difficult as you progress. Interestingly enough, this game actually breaks levels down further by having multiple stages inside each level which usually has a different set of objectives.
You’ll always have to shoot a certain amount of enemies but sometimes you’ll only have a certain amount of bullets to use, you’ll be on a strict time limit, or you’ll have a lot of targets you can’t shoot and you’ll lose if you shoot too many. Sometimes you’ll even get all three.
As much as I like the variation the game offers, I felt like the core experience largely remained the same and that it just wasn’t that interesting to begin with. The graphics aren’t enticing, I wasn’t a huge fan of the subject matter, and sometimes the touch input was off. Selecting a level never seemed to register until I tapped it multiple times.
I think there is some fun to be had with Point Blank Adventures - Shoot, but not 250 levels worth. The gameplay is fun in the beginning and would probably keep a younger child entertained for a little while, but overall the core experience was just a bit lackluster.