Indie Games Spotlight for January 1st, 2012

By mancide, 6 years ago
Welcome to the first Indie Games Spotlight of 2012! Xonatron pointed out the award winning games that he and fellow TrueAchievement member HugeJuge have been cranking out. So, without further ado, I would like to present to you Decimation X3.

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DECIMATION X3 (4 player shoot ‘em up): The thrilling sequel to the #1 Japan hit and proud member of the INDIE GAMES WINTER UPRISING. Back with intensified gameplay, extra power-ups, more firepower, improved retro graphics, huge bosses, and a beautifully remixed IMPHENZIA soundtrack. Developed by the “empower the player” philosophy of XONA GAMES, award-winning creators of DUALITY ZF and SCORE RUSH.

RELEASE DATE: 12/7/2010
GENRE: Shooter

Offline players 1 - 4
Offline co-op 2 - 4
Dolby Digital
Wow. That is all I can say to describe this game. I really, really, really (did I say that enough?) love the visuals in this shoot 'em up. Still shots do not do this game's graphics justice; you really need to check them out in motion to get the full experience.

The basic concept is much like Galaga: legions of enemies will work their way towards the bottom of the screen and the only means of stopping them is to shoot them. You are given ample power-ups to upgrade or change your weapon's fire-rate and type, as well as the ability to have some shields to help deflect the enemy fire.

To change things up a bit, you will encounter boss levels as you progress through the game and these play out much like you would expect. Bosses are able to soak up massive amounts of damage, so keeping a steady shot towards them as you dodge their return fire is a must.

While I didn't get to check out the four-player co-op, I must say the frantic graphics of single-player multiplied by four would generate one crazy display of pixels flying across your HDTV.

Decimation X3 can be purchased for 80 MSP.

If you have an Xbox Live Indie Game that you feel should be featured in an edition of the Indie Games Spotlight, please PM your suggestions to mancide.
Credit for this story goes to Xonatron
Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.