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Sine Mora review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Sine Mora review (XBLA)

Sine Mora was developed by Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture and produced by Microsoft Studios. It was released on March 21, 2012 for 1200 MSP. A code was provided for review purposes.

How far would you go to avenge the death of your son? If you’re a Hungarian-speaking, biplane-flying, handicapped, anthropomorphic “revenge serial-killer,” the answer, apparently, is pretty damn far. Ronotra Koss isn’t a perfect man, er, beast, but he’s one heck of a loving father. As such, he flies off into the bright blue yonder with a crew of crack-shot animal and AI “allies” to take on an imperial military with such overwhelming force that he’s essentially looking at a suicide mission. In other words, Sine Mora is a bullet hell game.

Players are thrown right into the thick of a brutal war between the Empire and the Enkies (branded terrorists by the Empire) from the onset, and figuring out what exactly everyone is talking about is more difficult than keeping the score multiplier up by maneuvering safely through the torrent of enemy fire scribbling across the screen while sending imperial pilots to their graves.

The larger story of imperial rule, terrorism, repressive caste systems and time travel is a complete mess that only dances with some semblance of coherence down the final stretch. Koss’ stubborn goal of punishing all those involved in his boy’s death is far more interesting, but it’s really the gorgeous art direction and fine-tuned combat that will push would-be diesel punk pilots forward.

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XBLA Wednesday: March 21
8 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: March 21

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Do you feel like shooting some robots in a plane or do you feel like platforming with no limbs? This XBLA Wednesday has something to appease both those appetites. …
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Sine Mora blasts on through in the launch trailer

From character reveals to insane videos, Sine Mora from Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality is almost here. The new trailer above shows off more explosions, more dodging coloured bullets …
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Diabolical Pitch on the mound for 800 MSP on April 4
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Diabolical Pitch on the mound for 800 MSP on April 4

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We announced this week that Grasshopper Manufacture’s Diabolical Pitch would be sliding into home on April 4 but now we finally have a price. The Kinect-enabled baseball throwing fest …
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Diabolical Pitch sliding into home on April 4
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Diabolical Pitch sliding into home on April 4

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Diabolical Pitch, the Kinect-powered baseball game where you throw baseballs at giant tigers sounds like a crazy but somehow, normal concept to Grasshopper Manufacture. There was a marketplace listing …
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New Diabolical Pitch screenshots bring the heat
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New Diabolical Pitch screenshots bring the heat

Grasshopper Manufacture has released five new screenshots of their upcoming Kinect enabled baseball/horror hybrid Diabolical Pitch. For those unfamiliar Diabolical Pitch gives players control over a baseball player in an amusement park overrun by horrors. To fend off the game’s enemies, you’ll be throwing baseballs utilizing Kinect’s motion sensor. Think of it as a quasi-light gun game. One that has you throwing fastballs at guys wearing tiger masks. The madness can be kicked up a notch by playing the game with a friend in multiplayer mode, which allows you to combine forces and utilize different abilities and power ups. To take a look at the rest of the screenshots that Suda 51’s gang has tossed our way, click the link below.

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Rise from dust in this new Sine Mora teaser

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Sine Mora is less than a month away and we’re booming with excitement over the shoot ’em-up from Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture. In this new teaser, we see …
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Sine Mora shooting up the place on March 21

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We’ve been talking Sine Mora up for a long while from character reveals to differences in the gameplay but we finally have a release. Digital Reality ran a contest …
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Sine Mora goes gold as Digital Reality and Grasshopper prep for launch
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Sine Mora goes gold as Digital Reality and Grasshopper prep for launch

Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture have announced that development has concluded on Sine Mora, their side-scrolling bullet hell shooter, meaning that the game has been submitted for certification and its subsequent release onto Xbox Live Arcade. While we do not currently have a release date, there is more good news; The official Sine Mora Facebook page is hosting a contest. Just take a stab at guessing the game’s release date (which we hope is soon) and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the game when it becomes available. Furthermore, we have something special for those of you who have been following the game. Read on for a look at yet another one of the game’s colorful characters.

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Final Sine Mora character reveal introduces a lizard rocking sunglasses
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Final Sine Mora character reveal introduces a lizard rocking sunglasses

Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture have revealed Sine Mora‘s final character, bringing the exciting line of weekly reveals to a close. Tying up a long list of characters that …
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