Let Them Come Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Let Them Come by Tuatara Games and Versus Evil. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences.
Let Them Come is a pretty straight forward game. You play as the sole survivor of a spaceship that’s been overrun by alien creatures. In an attempt to survive the solve survivor sets up a base and with his boombox blaring, he unleashes hell upon the alien scum.
The game is a pretty tough one and you’ll die quite frequently in your attempt to survive the waves of enemies. Don’t worry though, the game isn’t a roguelike so you keep your progress even if you exit the game. The toughest fights you’ll encounter are easily the boss battles. Many of them will take some clever thinking and a specific setup in order to defeat. Finding out which setups work and which ones don’t is part of the fun however. Some may find this to be a bit repetitive though.
Let Them Come features a loadout screen where you can purchase and equip various items. There are passive abilities, ammo types, grenade types and melee weapon types to acquire. There are a lot of different ones to choose from and not all of them will be effective on certain enemies. Some of the items you can acquire include: Black Hole Grenades, Cluster Bullets, A Chainsaw and increased starting health. There are numerous combinations open to you and you’ll need to switch up your strategy frequently.
A nice bonus to the game is it’s excellent soundtrack which is played through the sole survivor’s boombox that he carries with him across the game. Whenever you defeat a boss you’ll unlock a tape with 3 more songs to listen to while kicking alien butt. You can add and switch songs by choosing the boombox option in the loadout screen.
As you progress through the game, you’ll encounter tougher and more numerous enemies. By the end of the game you’ll have to face a large number of enemies at once and your basic bullets won’t do much damage to them. If you die during a wave you’ll sometimes be given the option to shuffle the enemies around or obtain a random bonus at the start of the next attempt. Shuffling the enemies around makes them a bit easier to take down because they’ll be spread apart.
There are quite a few different power ups you can obtain for short periods of time as well. These power ups include an Airstrike, Gun/Rocket Drone, and Frenzy. During Frenzy your attack speed and damage go up by a lot. The power ups aren’t permanent though and will fade away after a short while. You obtain power ups by filling your combo bar by racking up combos. There’s a passive ability that increases the speed at which it fills up.
Overall, for a $5 game, Let Them Come is an entertaining, yet short, survival/tower defense game. It’s got a gorgeous pixel art style and a great soundtrack to go along with your alien slaying. Keep in mind that the game can be pretty challenging and might even be repetitive for some folks. I found it to be quite entertaining and I liked the fact that you had to use a bit of strategy to take down bosses. I recommend giving it a shot if you’re up for some alien shooting.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next one soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!
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Let Them Come$4.99
Features of Interest
- Gorgeous Pixel Art Style
- Great Soundtrack
- Fun Gameplay
- Lots of Items
- Cheap/Well Worth The Price Tag
- May Be Too Challenging For Some
- May Be Repetitive For Some
- Only One Gun
- Not Much Replay Value For The Campaign