Tesla Vs Lovecraft is such an enjoyable Twin Stick Shooter with lovely graphics. You have to play through all 3 difficulty levels to unlock all the achievements, but the upgrades will help out a lot. Completion takes around 16h and has no missable achievements.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 16h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3 (on each difficulty level)
Is there a good guide available: Here you find a good guide with a lot of information and tips for the game.
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes, you have to play through the game on each difficulty
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
I’m a big fan of the recent games from 10tons Ltd (Dysmantle, Skeletal Avengers, Undead Horde), so I decided to check out one of their earlier titles Tesla Vs Lovecraft and I’m not disappointed at all! I’m not good at twin stick shooters, but I enjoy top-down shooters and the graphics for this one are colorful, which I also enjoy.
I was worried before starting to play the game about having to go through all 3 difficulties for the achievements, but gladly there are permanent upgrades to help you out a lot. I only unlocked like 1/3 of them when I beat the game, so I could have made it even easier if I just had the patients and the right strategy from the start. There are these daily quests, and you can have up to 6 of them. If you want to beat the game with less playtime I would suggest playing up to the point where you unlock the daily quests, then wait a few days and go back into the game, complete them and then wait a few days again. Another thing to make the game easier is that you\’ll do more damage to a specific type of enemy with the more times you have killed it. So getting all the achievements in this game is absolutely doable, how long it takes depends on your skill level in twin stick shooters.
Another thing that I did enjoy a lot where the different weapons and skills, they were so much fun and when I was on a roll in a level, it felt so powerful. They all feel different, which is good. I loved the Repeater Shotgun the most and after that the Rapid Tesla Gun. The more bullets the better in my opinion, as the chance of me shooting the right way, isn’t that big, but with more bullets, the chance increases a lot 😛
The difference in the harder levels are that there will spawn a lot more and harder enemies, but you will also have unlocked better guns, permanent skills and how much damage you do to each type. You can’t jump to a higher difficulty instant, you have to play through the game to unlock the next difficulty.
I did enjoy this game a lot, even when I was so bad at it. It is amazing to me that 10tons Ltd makes such enjoyable and good-looking games. I’m clearly a fan of their style!
This review for Tesla vs Lovecraft was written on 21 April 2022, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 20 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.