Neon White is the Best Dreamcast Game You’ve Never Played.
Angel Matrix’s Neon White feels like it came from an era before strange. This is perhaps the greatest compliment you could give. Many games are so safe nowadays and seem to be designed by committee. But Neon White feels like something Sega would make in their pomp. It’s an arcade, super-stylized romp that focuses on making the player feel great while having a blast.
With its dance music from the 2000s and boisterous title cards, Neon White would be right at home on Dreamcast along with Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio. Neon White would be an excellent game if you didn’t know.
You are the “Neon White”, a Neon who has just arrived in Heaven to perform demon cleanup. The Believers take Neons from Hell and make them stay there. White can’t recall his past, but the Believers plucked them from Hell. Talk to other Neons to unravel the mystery. Some have deep connections to White’s history, while others can also tell you what you should do. Sometimes they are John Cena, too. You’ll see.
After you have been given your orders, you will cleanse various areas of Heaven while you are against the clock. Neon White is an FPS with cards. However, it is not a deck-builder. The cards can be used as secondary fire modes. You can usually grab a card, fire it, and then discard it to activate a secondary ability. For example, the pistol gives you an extra jump, while the rocket launcher can be used to grab a grappling hook. This adds a layer of strategy to Neon White. You’ll need to mentally plan when you should discard a card to maximize its potential. However, it is important to stress that the game is not as difficult to understand for new players as other card games. It’s more like an excellent, violent Uno than Slay The Spire.