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Published on May 9th, 2013 | by Mark Gibson, Editor/Community Manager

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Strike Suit Infinity Review

Just three months after its release, Strike Suit Zero received an expansion that doesn’t require the original game to play. Strike Suit Infinity doesn’t try to set you up with any sort of storyline, time period or noteworthy enemy. Instead, the game takes the strict route of a futuristic space fighter pilot simulator.

Developer: Born Ready Games
Publisher: Born Ready Games
Platform: PC
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Price: $6.99
Editor’s Note: A code for the game was received for review purposes via Steam.

Strike Suit Infinity is, in all senses, an arcade game. The gameplay is set up into 18 rounds with waves of enemy vessels to gun down. As you fight your way through the waves, you are timed and accrue multiplier credits. These credits can then be used to upgrade your ship and your squad of comrades fighting alongside you. However, the upgrades aren’t very well explained and often seem useless when going into another match. There isn’t a definitive explanation of why one upgrade may be better than another. They all seem to be jumbled together and put a lot of assumption on the player to know the difference.

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If you are at all familiar with the game’s parent title, the controls are exactly the same. However, if you are new to Strike Suit, the hand placement on the keyboard may take some time to get used to. While the traditional layout is utilized, there are some commands that seem a little odd to place. For example, to switch weapon types you must hit “X” on your keyboard. For me, personally, this felt like an odd placement for a function you may be using quite often. Of course, this is all customizable, which I would highly recommend looking into before jumping into gameplay.

The space combat itself is quite enjoyable. It can get a little disorienting at times, but there is always a planet on the horizon to help you find your footing. However, in some cases, I found the planet to be the source of my disorientation. If there has been nothing on the horizon, it wouldn’t make a difference of which way is “up.” Anyone with basic knowledge of outer space physics knows that there is technically no “up” or “down.” Aside from some space vertigo, the most entertaining part of the gameplay is transforming your ship into a mech suit to deliver devastating blows to your enemies.

The game is visually fantastic. For a game that doesn’t require an overly powerful rig to run, the space combat looks and sounds quite nice. The soundtrack of techno and dubstep meshes perfectly with the combat. When you are on a hot streak, the music/combat combo can make you feel like a badass.

But not everything about Strike Force Infinity works out.

What the game lacks most in is motivation. There really isn’t much incentive to continue the game once you have maxed out your upgrades. While the leaderboards will compare you to other gamers, there is no multiplayer experience. An inclusion of a co-op or a team deathmatch would have brought the game full circle.

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Final Truth:

Strike Suit Infinity is a decent arcade style game to pick up if you are looking for something quick to play. Unfortunately, any reason to play this game past that is non-existent. There is a lack of replay value once you have completed the campaign, or “rounds” in this game’s case. There is no story line, and if you have never played Strike Suit Zero, you may be left with a “what am I playing this for?” feeling. The upgrading system seems very flawed and leaves you with little information on what upgrades are better than others. What you are actually getting with Strike Suit Infinity is a single player challenge that compares your time and speed to an online leaderboard. An inclusion of a multiplayer mode would have really made this game more noteworthy.

Strike Suit Infinity Review Mark Gibson, Editor/Community Manager

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Summary: Strike Suit Infinity is a decent arcade style game to pick up if you are looking for something quick to play. Unfortunately, any reason to play this game past that is non-existent. There is a lack of replay value once you have completed the campaign, or “rounds” in this game’s case. There is no story line, and if you have never played Strike Suit Zero, you may be left with a "what am I playing this for?" feeling. The upgrading system seems very flawed and leaves you with little information on what upgrades are better than others. What you are actually getting with Strike Suit Infinity is a single player challenge that compares your time and speed to an online leaderboard. An inclusion of a multiplayer mode would have really made this game more noteworthy.

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