PixelJunk Shooter Review: The Depths of Disaster (PS3)
9 July 2013
Conclusion: PixelJunk Shooter: The Depths of Disaster is one of the must have games of 2009, and at $10, there's no reason you should hop on the PlayStation store and pick it up. Elegant and easy to pick up, the game feels like an old family recipe reworked and served by an expert chef, it feels both familiar and exotic all at the same time. PixelJunk Shooter proves that great design doesn't require cutting edge technology, just lots of creativity and care.
Pros: PixelJunk Shooter is a steal at ten dollars, The HFB soundtrack is worth listening to outside of the game, Simple addictive gameplay will keep you coming back, Every level is a unique puzzle, Co-op makes this a great buddy-game, PixelJunk Shooter is a steal at ten dollars, The HFB soundtrack is worth listening to outside of the game, Simple addictive gameplay will keep you coming back, Every level is a unique puzzle, Co-op makes this a great buddy-game
Cons: The saving progress only after completig a stage, rahter than a level, feels old and rough, The story is vapid, and largely unnecesary, The saving progress only after completig a stage, rahter than a level, feels old and rough, The story is vapid, and largely unnecesary
Conclusion: It’s rather difficult to fault the game on any conceivable level, but one minor criticism is that the game-length-to-game-price ratio is a bit uneven. The good news is that Q-Games have decided to split the adventure into multiple ‘episodes’ on this occasion, and at the risk of sounding clichéd the phrase “getting what you pay for” as well as “quality over quantity” surely applies here.
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Conclusion: What Q Games has given us here is a lesson in restraint. They wanted to bring a retro concept into the modern era, but they did so without giving into the temptation to go off the deep end. They used the Dual Shock’s twin sticks to great advantage, without cramming the rest of the controller full of commands. They harnessed HD resolutions to make clean, colorful graphics, rather than try and bust their ass making super detailed sprites they can’t afford to draw.
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Excerpt: PixelJunk Shooter is the fourth game in the PSN-exclusive PixelJunk series of games, following Racers, Monsters and Eden. Like the other games, Shooter is a throwback with a modern take, this time the top down shooter. Can Q-games capture the magic of their earlier titles – especially Eden – in this latest installment?