Excerpt: Any game about tiny ninja robots that fight each other to the death should be a sure fire way to keep me amused for hours on end. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case with Plain Sight. The concept is rock solid. A bunch of tiny ninja robots get together and kick the tar out of one another by using their mighty ninja dash attacks. Once you’ve gotten a couple of kills, and racked up some energy, it’s time to go out like a real hero.
Excerpt: Somewhere in the far reaches of space a band of robots struggle for supremacy… Nope . This isn’t working. Normally this is where I’d introduce the game through a few vaguely clever sentences relating to the title’s story. Plain Sight frankly has no story, no set up and no context for its multiplayer mayhem. All you really need to know is it consists of ninja robots killing one another over and over again in space.
Conclusion: Plain Sight is a simple, fun multiplayer game that suffers from a low population base and shoddy maneuverability, but makes up for it with a cheap price tag. It isn't for everyone, but if you love ninjas and robots - with a sprig of Godzilla - you will have a good time.
Excerpt: I think it’s safe to say that I haven’t played a game like Plain Sight before. That is a common statement when you’re dealing with independently developed games. Without the constraint of the almighty publisher above your head, pelting you with focus groups and market research, you can develop a game in your ultimate vision.
Excerpt: When it comes to PC gaming, there's no lack of multiplayer fun to be had. Booting up Steam any given week will introduce gamers to a number of interesting-looking online games, each sporting one or two elements that separate it from the rest of the pack. Because of this, it takes something special to stand out, and there are few times when any one game can hold players' interest for an extended period of time.
Excerpt: In most games, dying is a sign of failure. In Plain Sight , it’s the key to victory. This strong debut from indie developer Beatnik Games puts players in control of a robot armed with a katana and a self-destruct button. Each time you kill another robot, you steal its energy. But your ill-gotten goods aren’t turned into the points you need to buy upgrades until you blow yourself up, preferably taking others with you.
Excerpt: Plain Sight is a triumph of intelligent creativity, it’s not going to change your life, but it’s going to guarantee you some innovative fun for a rather scant price tag. The game revolves around the simple concept of guiding your very own robot ninja around three dimensional floating environments with the goal of slaughtering identical robots controlled by other players online.