Conclusion: Ion Assault is a superb addition to the Xbox Live Arcade library that is full of shoot ‘em ups. It’s a smart purchase for any Geometry Wars fan that is dying to fill their time with a similar title.
Excerpt: Ion Assault first hit Xbox Live Arcade late last summer, and its twin-stick shooting style was a welcome addition to the catalogue of downloadable games. However, based on player feedback developer Coreplay has now released an update for the game, and it’s this updated version that is reviewed here...
Summary: The game also goes the extra mile and has a unique manner in which to deal with enemies and asteroids, first charging up the cannon and then blasting any opposition or obstacles into space dust.
Excerpt: Ion Assault is the newest entry in the ultra popular top-down space shooter genre, and because there are a ton of games similar to it, it’s difficult for a game like that to stand apart from the rest.
Excerpt: Part of the PC gamers’ arsenal when bickering with Console zealots is the fact that certain games are suited better to the mouse/keyboard combination than control pad. While that may be true, it seems with the “twin-stick” (or multidirectional shooter) genre the consoles have found a genre that...
Excerpt: Video games have grown and become more complex since they first blipped and blooped at us. While this complexity is good, sometimes it’s best to go back to what games do best; firing hot laser death at stuff which is what Ion Assault HD does best.
Excerpt: Back in the olden days, one of those Atari 2600 games I played from time to time was Asteroids . I blew up a bunch of rocks until eventually dying and then wrote down my score in a little hi-score booklet just like any healthy, socially-awkward geekazoid would do. Good times.
Summary: is composed of a series of levels (20+) located in outer space in which you guide your spaceship to destroy the strewn out obstacles. Sound familiar? It should. After , the overall sense of the game seemed to be a next generation Asteroids – and I definitely felt that this claim held water.