Better Late Than Never Video Game Fun: Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime
by Christine Marie Attardo
Over the holiday, my boyfriend was lucky enough to snag a Nintendo Switch. Since then, we’ve played through most of the popular titles available for the system and loved them all. Last weekend, we decided to branch out a bit and explore some indie titles. Perhaps you’ve already heard of the game Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime as it came out in 2015 on PC. Now, it is part of a decently sized catalog of indie games available for the Nintendo Switch. To be honest, we really had no idea what to expect, but because we had some fellow gamers over for company, we decided to give it a try. So, what’s it all about?
Here’s the description from Nintendo:
LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS SPACETIME is a frantic 1- to 4-player couch co-op action space shooter. Explore a colorful galaxy in a massive neon battleship that you control together by manning turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Deep space is a dangerous place, but you don’t have to face it alone!
The reason I’ve marked this a “Better Late Than Never” game is, I’m so thrilled to be able to play it even though I’m late to the game. Here’s why…
The picture above shows what the ship looks like. As you can see, you can have up to four players manning different parts of the ship at once. Let me tell you, that really came in handy. To be honest, I can’t imagine playing this game with less than that. Things get intense, but it is so much fun! Each piece of the ship has a different purpose, all of which can be upgraded to do even stronger things.
The game requires a major skill in multi-tasking, but playing with three other people made it easy to communicate and destroy all of the alien creatures. The colorful-whimsical world is addicting and who doesn’t love rescuing little adorable bunnies in the name of love?
All in all, I highly recommend this game and it’s pretty reasonably priced. Don’t miss Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime!