The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is utter bullet-hell brilliance. The Finger Guns Review;
I’m not going to lie, this game was sold to me as “A Bullet Hell game with partial nudity”, so as you can imagine I quickly snapped it up and got ready for some side boob-tastic fun. However, it was not what I thought it was going to be and quickly became a whole lot more.
T.V.R.U.H.H is a retro bullet hell game where you play the heart of a nymph who wants to love but can’t as she is too ugly so she lives in a cave with monsters. All seems bleak until a sassy little robot steps up tells you that you can make monsters love you. To do this you need to fire Love Bullets (not code for some sort of sex toy) from your heart until they fall in love with you. As weird and sickeningly sentimental as this all sounds, the game grabs you and throws you into an intense fight that requires skill to make sure you are weakening the monster and also avoiding it’s many attacks.
Controlling your heart in battle is simple enough, an endless stream of love bullets are fired and you are able to power these up to produce on big shot, or unleash a “Panic Attack” which is a powerful attack that will damage multiple enemies, although these are limited so choosing when to use them against a monster becomes a tricky choice. During the campaign you encounter randomly chosen monsters with varying powers which leads up to a final battle with an annoyingly tough Boss (trust me you will know when you get there).
The monsters are your average assortment of weird creatures with smaller enemies spawning off them and projectile attacks. They increase in power as you level up making them increasingly annoying in their attacks and ways to kill you, but the game does reward you with power ups for making them love you e.g. Flaming Heart Shot and Double Heart Shot letting you continue your quest for love. Each boss has it’s own range of difficulty levels with distinct attack patterns for each level so that no two battles are the same when you move up the ranks.
The graphics are pretty much the standard you expect from a retro game, it looks and plays like a Mega Drive game, but also captures the feeling that you could be playing this on an emulator it feels that authentic. The Major reason for this is the soundtrack, which is near perfect for the game. From the menus to the battles the soundtrack is fantastic and adds an extra element to the game that many sadly miss. Developers Veyeral Games obviously figured this out and included unlockable songs as gifts that the monsters bestow upon you when they fall in love with you, which is a cool feature to include to save you from the pitfall of repetitive annoying songs that many games seem to include nowadays.
Overall T.V.R.U.H.H is a really enjoyable game that I will gladly spend hours pulling my hair out over. While the story could put some people off, if you are a fan of Bullet Hell and Retro games, then you won’t be disappointed with this offering.
The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is available now on Steam Early Access.
Developer: Veyeral Games
Publisher; The Hidden Levels
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