TowerFall Ascension is a 2D local online shooter with gameplay that sees players platforming in an arena trying to shoot one another with limited ammo. There is also a co-op mode where players fight wave after wave of enemies.
Pro Balanced risk reward with limited ammo
Players are limited with three arrows at the beginning of each match with each shot being able to be collected by whoever grabs it first making for the need for strategical analysis as to whether the arrow can be used without falling into the wrong hands to then be used by another player to their advantage.
Pro Fun co-op quest mode
While not the core of this local multiplayer shooter there is an inclusion of a 2 player local co-op quest mode that features two players fighting against hordes of bad guys. Friendly fire is on, so without communication may be difficult, which is what makes this such a fun mode for local co-op play as both players need to communicate well to succeed.
Pro Simple to learn, hard to master
Anyone can pick up the game and be playing competently in a minute but there is a lot of technique and strategy to lean to keep players engaged. While the gameplay keeping itself pretty basic and easy to grasp, there is a level of skill needed here that can be learned through repeated gameplay, as practice makes perfect.
Pro Old-school arcade-like design
Makes for fun interesting scenarios, as there is a portal on each side of the screen that allows arrows flying off the left side to come in on the right. It also allows for trick shots by utilizing one side of the screen to shoot enemies on the other. This adds to the challenge, as you need to be conscious of your partners placement as they can be hit with your shots.