Laika Believes

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Minicore Studios

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by Rainier on Feb. 29, 2012 @ 12:22 a.m. PST

Laika Believes is a classic Metroidvania platformer, where a talking dog fallen from the sky is seen by the resistance as a sign of god to rid the world from the Soviet oppression.

There were times that the tide of the Soviet Union washing across the face of the Earth could have been turned back - in Berlin, perhaps, if things had gone differently.

But the new sources of energy discovered by Soviet science lit a fire under the Russian war machine, and when Stalin rolled into Paris, the resulting (and quickly ended) flare of global conflict left behind a Great Britain and America that were little more than smoking ash heaps.

Stalin is dead now, and resistance movements have grown in number and strength, but the Soviets still stand supreme as rulers of the globe. It would take a force from beyond the earth, perhaps, to tip the balance.

Abram Krupin, leader of such a resistance cell, knows this - and took it as an omen when he saw a dog fall from the stars; a dog that spoke, that was clad in silver metal armor, and was armed with mysterious weapons. Abram called her Laika.

Against all odds, Laika believes that she can protect the countless lives crushed by the Soviets.

Key Features:

  • Massive, nonlinear levels that model the layouts of real locations in a way unseen in other platformers
  • Large, choice-rich skill trees that let players approach the game how they want to
  • A novel defensive mechanic that lets players turn the firepower of Laika's enemies against them
  • Smoothly flowing, fast-paced shooting action
  • A story of struggle and hope, full of twists and revelations
  • Rich, evocative art depicting a world overgrown by a technologically ascendant Soviet empire
  • Secrets and rewards hidden in every corner for the determined player

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