Published on January 12th, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Review: A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!
There is more thumb and mash going on here than a dj with a hand full of pollex’ at an Au Gratin festival. Rest easy friends, that one took quite a bit of brain exercising. More brain power than that of someone, like say, Commander P. Jefferson of the USS Eradicate.
Thanks to Frima Studio, this space shooter is filled up to the gills with zingers, razzers, and some major action. If he has not offended you with his no holds barred sexual harassment filled jargon, well, get ready–he most likely will.
The game offers one of the best opening sequences and segues right into the atmosphere players can expect throughout the game. Accompanied by your geriatric A.I. guide, Edward IV, Commander Jefferson will fulfill his never ending blood thirst for disposing of alien scum.
Players are able to follow a map of targeted aliens, as well as other mini levels to gather points in order to upgrade your ship. Completing these other levels will also increase the damage to which the hull can take. Visiting the store and harassing the owner Jenna will bring upgrades to the your ships gun as well as other nifty pickups along the way.
One of the first things that you will notice about the game is the heavy control scheme. Not that the controls are weighed down with tons of buttons to use during gameplay, but the mobility of your character across the screen. The controls tend to “slide” in the given direction. It might seem like first instinct to use the joystick on your PS3 controller, but after playing a few levels, my thumb found homage on the directional pad.
Most space shooters or shooters in general, usually offer some brisk movements in order to dodge enemy waves. Although, it might hurt any other game involving this kind of concept, I have not settled as to whether it does impair this games overall ability to be awesome.
There are not too many negative aspects to the game. Guide the commander through various waves of on coming alien scum and upgrade your ship in order to withstand these UFO’s. The scenes as well as the enemy ships do not really vary, but what else would you expect for just 2 bucks? There are however achievements, varying difficulties, and a survival mode to keep you busy even if you have beater the game through the intermediate level of play.
Commander P. Jefferson shoots first, then shoots again to ensure the laser made its way through the tertiary layer of slimy alien skin. Then he might ask questions. But they will be something like, “Where can I find more ammo to kill you other alien scum?”
It is hard not to like the diologue, especially when there are decent voice actors in this inexpensive title. The game’s scenery does not vary much, but it has some great replay value. Cash in your lawn mowing money for a decent surprise on the PSN. Also, if you are mowing lawns for a living, it might be time for a new profession.
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– Can be repetitive
*The preview for A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! can be found here!