I won’t mince words: the first two Heartomics games were bad.

When I was asked to review “Heartomics: Lost Count“, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was nothing in common between it and the previous two gamers, aside from the title.

Unlike its predecessors, Heartomics: Lost Count is a bullet hell game, in the same vein as the Gundemonium games o
n Steam.

Pros:

  • Gameplay delivers as promised. As far as difficulty goes, it’s a pretty decent bullet hell for beginners.
  • The story is told through manga panels, which is an underused and engaging tactic.
  • Gimmick: you get lewd CGs as a reward for clearing stages.

Cons:

  • Only one character, and one shot pattern.
  • The graphics, sprites and interface could do with more polish. Heartomics resembles the flash games of the early 2000s – it doesn’t look as professional as it could be.

Overall, if you can get past the visuals, Heartomics: Lost Counts marks a huge improvement in quality for this dev, and a fun little bullet hell game for fans of the genre.

  • Anime Backgrounds received this product as a review sample.
  • Visual 45%
  • Soundtrack 60%
  • Gameplay 65%
  • Story 40%

Reviewer

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