Excerpt: It was my pleasure to get to play Nucleus on the Sony Playstation 3. I had our awesome editor in chief Paul Bury oversee the download since it bored me to tears. Sony really needs to get a clue as to when it comes to an online download system. Microsoft has done a nice job, followed by Nintendo improving theirs every month. Sony just seems to arrogantly be doing whatever we gamers do not want.
Excerpt: Geometry Wars may have just about succeeded in being Xbox LIVE Arcade's unofficial mascot game, and can certainly take some of the credit for the success of the service. The twin-stick shooter's popularity has proved that one of the oldest genres can still be very profitable, and has set the standard for Sony's PlayStation Network - a service which has been dominated by downloadable grid-based shmups.
Summary: Every six seconds, a new dual-stick shooter in the vein of Robotron is released on a console download service. At least, that's what it feels like these days. While every one of these games has its own spin on the genre, few go as bananas as Nucleus. Nucleus is like some weird combination of Robotron and the movie Fantastic Voyage . You control a "remote unit," a sperm-looking robot...thing that fights viruses and nuclei inside some sort of living organism.
Pros: More than 40 stages to play through, Cell manipulation is an interesting idea
Cons: Your remote unit is as slow as slow can be, Enemies aren't particularly interesting to shoot, Bland graphics and irritating soundtrack, Difficulty level becomes overblown after a short while