A Bullet Heaven game in space, which offers fun upgrades during runs and has meta-progression to make things easier over time. No missable achievements. Completion takes around 13h.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 13h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: You don’t need a guide, but in this guide you can find a lot of good tips
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No, you can use the settings to slow down the speed and that enemies don’t shoot projectiles and still unlock all the achievements
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
Void Scrapper is such an enjoyable Bullet Heaven (like Vampire Survivor) game. It goes back to in my opinion the classic bullet hell/ shoot ’em up genre with their space theme but implements all the fun a Bullet Heaven title can have. Aka getting stronger, having meta-progression, and getting fun and crazy upgrades during a run.
Void Scrappers is a bit more challenging game, mostly because of its speed. You’ll not find speed upgrades in the game as you and the enemies start on a very fast speed level. It had a lot of fun upgrades like automatically killing a boss when it comes to x%, decreasing the timer of when a boss spawns, and stuff like that next to the upgrades you expect to get stronger/ attack faster / make the attack range bigger, stuff like that.
I really like that the game gives you options to adjust the difficulty. You can turn down (or up if you’re crazy) the speed at which everything in-game moves. You can turn the projectile attacks from enemies off, and what I needed the most; you can turn off the grid in the background. That grid give me a bit of motion sickness, but without it, I was totally fine.
The achievements are very straightforward; get to thread-level 40 with every character, and finish the end boss. No missable achievements and they are not too challenging, while still letting you experiment with every character and how they are unique. I wouldn’t have minded if there were more achievements, for example, to get the automatic boss killing to 80% or get the speeds of your projectiles to 80% or stuff like that. However, I’m grateful that none of the achievements is grindy at all. It is very likely you will have beaten the final boss before getting to thread-level 40 with every character.
This review for Void Scrappers was written on 21 May 2023, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 11 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.