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.
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.
Excerpt: So, here it is. The fifth and final addition to the Fallout canon ( and we mean it this time ). By this point, fans will probably have explored most of the Eastern Seaboard thanks to the four previous content downloads, so surely the next logical step would be to explore further west? Nope. Bethesda have decided otherwise and placed The Lone Wanderer’s next adventure as a much more galactic affair.
Excerpt: Plain Sight is a multiplayer, free-for-all action game in which you control a little robot armed with a kitana. Your goal is simply to kill as many of the other little player-controlled robots as possible while avoiding death at their hands yourself. The twist to this action is that you can't collect any points for the kills you've racked up until you commit suicide by detonating your robot, and if you manage to take out any other robots in your life-ending blast then...
Excerpt: You don’t see many video games with suicide as their central theme. And yet here’s Plain Sight , a game about tiny ninja robots going on murder-suicide sprees. Doesn’t really sound like the premise for a fun or cheerful video game, I know. But here we bloody are. The game is a multiplayer-focused affair (bots are available, but they’re a bit… slow ), and features anywhere up to 20 robots, flying around and trying to kill each other with katanas.
Conclusion: Once again however this is a multiplayer only game with a bare bones tutorial, giving you the basics of what you need to know in order to succeed. There is no rhyme or reason as to why these robot ninja assassins are chopping everything up in Plain Sight, it’s just plain simple multiplayer carnage that lasts as long as you can stomach it.
Pros: Simplistic multiplayer anyone can pick up and play. Some nice twists on some modes. Feels fresh.
Cons: A little too simple. Poor camera control can get you killed. No practise bot matches.