Excerpt: You know what's something you haven't played in a while? A good space shooter. Well, a new one anyway. Like me, you may be hoping that the director's cut of last year's Strike Suit Zero would change all that but sadly it's not to be.
Strike Suit Zero Director's Cut Review: More than meets the eye
30 April 2014
Excerpt: Much of my childhood was spent playing space combat sims, whether it was the slower paced X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter , or the much faster paced Rogue Squadron . There was something extremely empowering about playing as a small space fighter, going against the odds, and coming on top.
Conclusion: All in all, Strike Suit Zero is a good, if not truly great, entry in to a genre which hasn’t seen a proper attempt in quite some time. It lays the path for future entries like Star Citizen and stands on its own as a title. Plus who doesn’t want to pilot giant metal space butterflies?
Excerpt: For their first entry into the gaming world, UK developer Born Ready Games have opted for the kickstarter approach. Raising a decent amount of $174,000, they reached almost double their estimated goal.
Summary: If you’re looking for a story driven space combat game, this isn’t the game for you. At $20, Strike Suit Zero isn’t a game I’d pick up at full price, but it’s still a game I’d buy eventually on a sale.
Conclusion: While the entire game can have the achievements completed on easy, there will be challenges to complete the optional objectives to earn ship upgrades, sometimes requiring you to come back to a mission after earning more upgrades to be able to do the objectives to earn the upgrades offered by a...
Summary: In space no one can hear you squeal with delight Remember The Last Starfighter? Of course you do; you probably dream about the premise happening to you. The hope of being recruited by aliens to fight in an intergalactic war because of one's mad gaming skills is pretty much why I spent an inordinate...
Conclusion: Strike Suite Zero is a mishmash of gameplay mechanics, but at the end of the day you can clearly feel that you played something unique. If you manage to summon the necessary patience required for this game, you will find that there's more to Strike Suite Zero than meets the eye.
Excerpt: Noticeably repetitious levels and bad storytelling can’t overshadow the awesome feeling of piloting the Strike Suit, and simulation fans and less-hardcore players alike will find plenty to like in Strike Suit Zero .
Summary: Strike Suit Zero is an exciting new space-based combat flight sim that promises a bright future for Born Ready Games. Many of its elements put it in the higher echelon of the genre, but it’s held back by the underutilization of the strike suit, missions that stick too closely to a template, and a...