Gonner (video game)

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Gonner
Gonner.png
The game's logo
Developer(s)Art in Heart
Publisher(s)Raw Fury
EngineUnity
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows, macOS
  • WW: October 12, 2016
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: June 29, 2017
PlayStation 4
  • WW: May 15, 2018
Xbox One
  • WW: September 14, 2018
Genre(s)Roguelike
Mode(s)Single-player

Gonner (stylized as GoNNER) is a roguelike video game developed by Art in Heart and published by Raw Fury.[1][2] It was released on October 12, 2016 for Microsoft Windows and macOS.[3] A Nintendo Switch version of the game was scheduled for release on June 8, 2017, but has been delayed to June 29, 2017.[4] The game has been described as a "shooter" version of Spelunky.[5]

Gameplay[edit]

The rogue-like features of the game introduce different heads and limbs that can be unlocked over multiple playthroughs and in game that act as a passive item, causing bullets to be larger, for faster shooting and many other abilities. There are four worlds in Gonner and players move on to the next one by killing the current world's end boss.

Development[edit]

GoNNER was shown at PAX East 2016.[6] It was released on October 12, 2016 on Steam and GOG.com, and was released on the Humble Store on October 13.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic(NS) 79/100[7]
(PC) 81/100[8]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid9.5/10[9]
Nintendo Life8/10 stars[10]
Nintendo World Report8/10[11]
PC Gamer (US)71/100[12]
Hardcore Gamer3.5/5[13]

GoNNER received positive reviews from reviewers. On Metacritic, the game has a score of 79/100 for the Nintendo Switch version based on 14 reviews, while the PC version has a score of 81/100 based on 5 reviews.[7][8]

Adam Smith of Rock, Paper, Shotgun thought the game always felt good, and said that playing the game was "an absolute delight".[14] Preston Dozsa of Hooked Gamers awarded the game a rating of 8.5/10 and believed GoNNER was not a game for everyone due to the frequency of deaths. He continued on to say that "for those who persevere, GoNNER is a rewarding, challenging experience that is a blast to play".[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lemne, Bengt (August 11, 2016). "We go hands-on with Gonner and talk to Raw Fury". Gamereactor. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  2. ^ Smith, Adam (March 31, 2016). "Hands On: Gonner Is A Superb, Stylish Action Game". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Warr, Philippa (September 29, 2016). "Lose Your Head In Gonner With October Release". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "GoNNER Brings Procedurally-Generated Mayhem To The Switch eShop On 1st June". Nintendo Life. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (May 6, 2016). "How Strafe and GoNNER reimagine Spelunky as a shooter". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Whitaker, Jed (April 26, 2016). "Gonner was hands down my favorite game at PAX East 2016". Destructoid. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "GoNNER for Switch Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "GoNNER for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Review: GoNNER". Destructoid. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "GoNNER Review - Switch eShop". Nintendo Life. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "GoNNER Review - Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "GoNNER review". PC Gamer US. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Review: Gonner". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  14. ^ Smith, Adam (October 14, 2016). "Wot I Think: GoNNER". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Archived from the original on October 17, 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  15. ^ Dozsa, Preston (October 12, 2016). "GoNNER PC review - "Challenging experience that is a blast to play"". Hooked Gamers. Archived from the original on October 17, 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016.

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