Publisher: LLC Shinyuden
Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 17/02/2022
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
In Red Colony 3 you play as Mina from Titan. She is also an android. She is one of many androids that have been sent out to collect life forms for The Queen. If they complete their task, they get turned in to a Titan. Mina’s task was to get dinosaurs and zombies from Mars and bring them back.
Things do not go as planned, and The Queen stops her from entering Titan. When Mina comes to, she is in the scrap yard, and zombies and dinosaurs are running around Titan. Also, The Queen is dead and Mina has been named as the one to kill her. Mina goes out to find out what has happened, why she is ‘The Queen Slayer’. And get turned so she can find love…. sigh.
Yeah, the story is as bad as it sounds. Not even big boobed androids can save the narrative.
Why Did I Play This
Ok, this will be a short one, as there are more negatives than positives.
Red Colony 3 is a 2D survival horror game. That is the best part of the game. No, seriously, the description is the best part.
The animation has Mina holding a gun with nothing in her hands. While being stiff and cardboard like, well bar her bouncing boobs. Killing androids takes four pistol rounds, some dinosaurs take three and most of the time, you do not have the bullets to do so. The only other way to get past them is to shoot light bulbs that will blind them, for a short time. There should have been a melee attack. The only way to get past them is to shoot light bulbs that will blind them, for a short time. Zombies you can with no lights on crawl under them. At least that saves bullets.
There are puzzles? I use the term puzzles lightly. There are no skills needed to figure them out. Just look on the wall or the bad of a dead android. There is no real though in to any of the game. Narratively, the story is poor. There are some good ideas but not at all are implemented well.
Whoever ported this from PC to Switch, my lord, did a terrible job. Navigating through the menu is horrid. However, the biggest problem is that parts of the game are unplayable. As the frame rate drops below 10 easy and it becomes a big stuttering mess.
Again not even the enormous balloons on Mina can save this one.
Red Colony 3 is just a no. However, I would recommend the PC version over this one. Only play this if you played the first two and want to finish the story off.