Rule No. 1 (PS4, PS5, Switch)

Rule No. 1 is a first person shooter that’s more like a obstacle course testing ground for your FPS skills than anything else.  You play as a sassy yet attractive lady who must shoot everything in a single small rectangular area.  Enemies come in waves, and you are scored on how many you can shoot before your health runs out.  The game is available on PlayStation consoles and Switch, but reviewed on PS4 here.

The game has many modes for you to tackle.  I’m not sure what the difference between Comp and Arcade mode is.  You shoot enemies in waves in both of them, and get a score at the end after you lose all your health.  You’ll shoot bouncing geometric shapes as well as flat pixel zombie alien girls charging at you.  Kind of reminds me of the enemy sprites in the old Wolfenstein and Doom games.  Another mode is Bouncy Bois only, where you just shoot at the geometric shapes bouncing around.  There’s also a basketball mode that turns the playfield into a B-ball court and you try to shoot baskets.  And finally is God Stilettos mode where you get 100 throwing knives before reloading to take out foes easier.

Controls are pretty simple to figure out if you are familiar with FPS games.  But I still wish they had instructions.  They don’t tell you how to activate grenades or special weapons, or what the icons at the bottom of the screen mean, for instance.  I also wish they had a radar or a way to tell which direction you got hit from.  Also the whole game feels like it should’ve been a mini-game challenge in a larger FPS game.  But the cute lady in the game says a lot of funny things and if you want a game that really tests your basic FPS skills, then you may want to check this one out.

Kid Factor:

Rule No. 1 is rated M for Mature with ESRB descriptors of Blood, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence.  When you shoot the flat pixel zombie alien girls, little bits of red stuff come out, but it’s not that bad.  I didn’t notice any nudity, but you can unlock pictures in a gallery so maybe it’s there.  But the main character does wear a skimpy outfit in the menu screen and title.  She does say a lot of sassy things but I didn’t notice TOO much cursing, and of course the game is violent as you shoot things with guns, but none of it is very realistic.  But even so, because of the high challenge I’d say this one is best for older players.

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