So a few months ago Entertainment Buddha previewed Soltice Chronicles: MIA and even in a preview state the game seemed promising. The good news is that not much of the game has changed. The premise is still the same, figure out a way off of Mars with your trusty drone then all will be right in the world.

There still isn’t a story to be told in Solstice Chronicles: MIA, which is good if you like games you can jump right into. If you’re looking for a story, sadly, this game ain’t for you. Don’t let that deter you from playing this twin-stick shooter game. The folks at Ironware created an environment that keeps you guessing what enemies lurk around the corner. If you’re armed with the right weapon, taking these bad boys out won’t be any issues at all. However, you if aren’t prepared then you’re truly in for it. Thankfully the balance between enemy to ammo was corrected. That was the main gripe during the preview period.

Once you start to unlock more weapons and level up the skill tree, you’ll be rocking and rolling in no time. Again, since there isn’t a true story in Solstice Chronicles: MIA, you will have to figure out a lot of the weapons on your own. Once you master them, using tons of ammo won’t be an issue because you will have a better understanding on knowing which weapons to use. An enemy gauge at the top of the screen is always helpful since the game environment is rather dark and you won’t know what lurks around the corner until it’s too late. The gauge will fluctuate based on how many enemies are still around.

If you’re looking for something to pick up in between the downtime of AAA releases, then Solstice Chronicles: MIA is the perfect game for you. The ammo was resolved, but the few instances where the enemy battles can be a tad overwhelming can be easily overlooked if you have the right weapon equipped.

The tweaks made to Solstice Chronicles: MIA help the game stand out even more than it did last spring. The game looks a little more polished and showing enemy hit points makes it easier when killing enemies. The game cost less than $20 and you won’t be disappointed. So get on it because you won’t be disappointed.

MIA Review Summary

Story - 6.5
Gameplay - 8
Graphics - 8.5
Entertainment Value - 8.5


Solstice Chronicles: MIA is a fun game that doesn't hold your hand. The enemy battles can be overwhelming at times, but it still make for a good time. The best part is that it costs less than $20.

Review Statement: The author of this review was provided a code  for the purposes of this review.

Review overview

Story 5.9
Gameplay 8.5
Graphics 7.3
Entertainment Value 8.1


7.5 tech score

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Ana Febo

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Ana lives in Orlando, FL with her husband and two dogs; Miles and Jello. She is possibly a Cylon. Devoted a piece of her skin to a Destiny tattoo and has a long term plan of cosplayjng as a Bioshock Splicer or Warlock at some point. Her prized possession is an autograph from Robert Englund welcoming her to prime time. Favorite games include those mentioned above, Aladdin for SNES, losing her life to Animal Crossing and the good Resident Evil games. Saga comics are an unequivocal recommendation. She recently wrapped up yet another viewing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.