Battle sequel is shipshape; Scott Munro's games round up GEOMETRY WARS: RETRO EVOLVED 2 **** 360.Byline: Scott Munro
WHEN I bought my Xbox 360, the first game I downloaded was Geometry Wars. It has remained on my hard drive and is one of my favourite games on the system.
Now its sequel has arrived and, incredibly, it manages to surpass its predecessor in almost every way.
The basic formula remains - guide a ship around a grid-like screen, shooting down anything that moves. But this time, Bizarre Creations have given us six different play modes.
Evolved is included, albeit a more frantic version than before, but new modes Pacifism pacifism, advocacy of opposition to war through individual or collective action against militarism. Although complete, enduring peace is the goal of all pacifism, the methods of achieving it differ. - where you are unable to fire and have to detonate det·o·nate
intr. & tr.v. det·o·nat·ed, det·o·nat·ing, det·o·nates
To explode or cause to explode.
[Latin d explosive gates, and King - where you can only fire when encased in a safety zone, steal the show.
Another welcome addition is geoms, glittering golden shards that when collected, increase your multiplier. Geoms featured in the Wii's Geometry Wars: Galaxies and it's great to see them return as they added a bit more depth to the game.
Visuals remain stylish, retaining their trademark fizzing fizz
intr.v. fizzed, fizz·ing, fizz·es
To make a hissing or bubbling sound; effervesce.
1. A hissing or bubbling sound.
3. An effervescent beverage. , neon appearance, while the edge-of-the-seat action also stays intact.
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is an essential purchase for shooter fans, and at only 800 points, represents great value for money.
BRIGHT IDEA: Fizzing graphics