Conclusion: Zooming past enemies and virus strongholds all while shooting was fun. I loved flying through a few times in a single area just to eliminate all of the enemies, because they sometimes follow you to the next area. I enjoyed playing this game despite its annoying ammo cycles and weird camera movement, and I finally defeated the damn hydra. Search and destroy the virus before the kernel is completely corrupted.
Conclusion: During my review period, if I wasn’t playing Retrovirus , I was thinking about it. I made a point to spend extra time with it, soaking in a game world that so well represented my own childhood imaginings. Retrovirus is a functional shooter that suffers from difficulty spikes and a too-small online community. It’s like Tron with its wild conception of what the inside of a computer could be and breathes life into the lifeless.
Excerpt: The gaming scene has been extremely quiet for the fans of games like Forsaken or the Descent series. These games, which are famous for their 'six degrees of freedom', had a strong fanbase but the market died after the release of Descent 3 in the late 90's. I was offered the chance to review Retrovirus, an indie game by Cadenza Interactive , and first I thought it was just another 2D shooter.
Excerpt: In the real world, cleaning out the digital crud and viruses mucking up your ailing computer is rarely a fun ordeal, but Retrovirus' sci-fi-heavy approach to tech support is far more satisfying. This "six degrees of freedom" first-person shooter sends you hovering, scanning, and blasting through a vast microscopic computer realm to purge a rampant virus from the system through brute force.
Pros: Unique settings juxtapose the organic and the mechanical, Fresh take improves on Descent-style exploration and combat, Tons of customization and weapon options for your drone
Cons: Weak plot and story presentation, Difficulty spikes wildly at times
Excerpt: Hovering in an innermost chamber, Oracle speaks to you in a calm, feminine voice. In front of you is a window to a desktop, standard installation shortcuts set atop countryside wallpaper. It’s a neat touch that has you looking out onto what you’re effectively looking into. Then in the distance of the wallpaper hills something moves. Oracle has identified a virus in the system. A giant purple worm dances and swims through the air.
6 degrees of fun and frustration: Retrovirus review
14 August 2013
Excerpt: The people working at Cadenza Interactive really seem like fans of the hit entertainment titles of the 1990s. The first was the exceptional “6 degrees of freedom” shooter Descent , still widely considered one of the best games of the early nineties. The second was the Canadian television show Reboot , which envisioned the inner mechanics of a PC as bustling city.
Excerpt: Vous vous êtes déjà demandé à quoi pouvait ressembler l'attaque d'un virus informatique vue de l'intérieur du système ? Des titres tels que Darwinia, Child of Eden ou Tron vous donneront déjà des éléments de réponse assez convaincants. Retrovirus vient se joindre à cette cohorte pour nous proposer une nouvelle plongée dans les méandres d'un système informatique malmené.
Summary: Wanneer je er goed over nadenkt is de werking van een pc vrij wonderbaarlijk. Je verwijdert overbodige bestanden met een simpele klik van je muis en maakt gemakkelijk nieuwe bestanden aan. Er zijn vele verschillende programma's beschikbaar om de oorlog tegen virussen mee aan te gaan en natuurlijk zijn er ook andere sinistere gevaren in de vorm van bijvoorbeeld malware.
Pros: Uitdagende combat, Verkennen loont, Veel upgrademogelijkheden, Unieke stijl