A couple of months ago, I made a pretty bold proclamation that Tower of Guns was the best looking first-person shooter in a while, and despite a lot of detraction, I am still “sticking to my guns,” so to speak. This game looks fantastic.
Tower of Guns sends players through seven floors of first-person bullet hell. Each floor is randomly generated and will design itself to absolutely destroy anybody who attempts to make the climb to the top. Developer Grip Games CEO Jakub Mikyska describes the game as:
Tower of Guns is an old-school, first-person shooter. You only have one life, and if you get killed, you have to start from the beginning. All the levels, enemies, pick-ups and other elements of the game are completely randomized, so each run through the game is unique and everything is new each time you start over. As you play the game, you build up your arsenal, unlock additional items and perks, and get stronger.
Tower of Guns features over twenty guns and plenty of modifications to change up your style of play. Rocket launcher machine guns and infinite double pumps. Mikyska says anything is possible.
Again, it takes a lot for me to be impressed by the big immersive first-person shooter games anymore. I think I was too spoiled by Fallout 3 way back in the day to blindly buy into these big, beautiful games. Far Cry maybe comes the closest, but nowadays, I am more interested in the smaller elements of first-person shooters rather than the big picture. I like modifying my ridiculous guns, I like level design, and I like secrets tucked away behind hidden walls.
DOOM, Duke Nukem 3D, Goldeneye, Dark Forces, those old first-person shooters are aging better than modern ones. I like “playing games” more than I like “being immersed” when it comes to the genre, and Tower of Guns just seems to have that feeling in the right places. Console gamers will be able to find out next week, too!
Tower of Guns launches for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and it will be free for the month for those who have a PlayStation Plus subscription.