Excerpt: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved was one of the earliest Xbox Live Arcade successes on the Xbox 360. It was priced very reasonably (developer, Bizarre Creations, originally wanted the game to be free) and is pick up and play from the get go. Now, Geometry Wars turns physical, and deservedly has a fully fledged game on the shelves that can be touched, hugged and kissed by all its fans without having to abuse a TV to do so.
Conclusion: At the beginning of this write up I said that The Beatles just never clicked for me. While playing The Beatles: Rock Band it finally clicked for me. Nobody can force you into The Beatles, they are just something that you have to experience for yourself on your own terms. For me The Beatles: Rock Band turned me into a fan of the band, I have a feeling many more will be going this latest round of Beatlemania.
Pros: Interactive tour of the iconic band's career, that offers great music and insight into the band's success.
Cons: Short playlist and some slight repetitiveness.
Summary: Blast your way through all-new battle grids, upgrade your new Battle Drone and blast through relentless waves of enemies in the first-ever Geometry Wars single-player campaign, or join a friend for fast-paced multiplayer.
Excerpt: Imagine chucking your eyeballs into a blender, chucking in a Mexican chilli of doom, add a dollop of Phal and finally a dash of Neon. Then turn it on full power. That's what playing Geometry Wars: Galaxies on Wii feels like. Don't be put off. This is on the whole is a good thing. Galaxies, the follow-up to the popular XBL Arcade top-down shoot-em-up Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, will in one second have you cursing UK-based developer Kuju Entertainment until the air turns...
Conclusion: unworkable. I struggled for hours trying to get a handle on the controls on the default setting but failed to really grasp them. I switched to the Classic Controller ($24.99) – using the left stick to move, the right stick to direct my shots; reminiscent of Smash TV , Robotron , and Geometry Wars on Xbox Live Aracde – and suddenly the fog of frustration lifted and I actually started enjoying myself.