Conclusion: The Short Version: Xotic is a risky and rewarding shooter that caters for a particularly competitive breed of gamer. If you're the kind of person who craves personal betterment - and will happily grind for high scores and prepare for eventual payoff with planning and exploration - this unassuming little gem might just be your passport to many hours of frantic, frustrating fun. Otherwise, be sure to sample the demo before shelling out for this divisive delight.
Pros: Rewarding, refreshing and ruthlessly addictive, Polished, solid, slick, Incredibly colourful and visceral
Cons: Lacks immediacy, Might have worked better from an isometric perspective, Grind, you fools! Grind forever!
Excerpt: Xotic is a bizarre first-person shooter that instead of focusing on wars, military and multiplayer deathmatch, moves your attention to something that isn’t seen that much in the FPS market these days; an arcade-style score-based shooter that just loves to throw points at you. There is actually a story to this game, which is told by a robotic voice during the intro.
Conclusion: Xotic is great for those moments when you have time to spare and you can outdo your previous performance. For most it will be just that - a great game to play for a bit, but not particularly addictive. In some however, it will inspire marathon gaming sessions into the early hours of the morning, bettering your scores and those of others. Either way, Xotic is a one-of-a-kind and well worth consideration - especially for its price.
Summary: Xotic определенно придется по душе любителям не только шутеров, но и аркад. Это довольно оригинальный проект, который стоит попробовать – если с первого уровня он затянет, готовьтесь переигрывать одни и те же уровни, чтобы встать выше в таблице рекордов. А увлекает этот проект не на шутку – разработчикам все же удалось сделать игру не надоедающей, а это самое главное для таких проектов.