Xotic is a new Indie game developed by WXP Games.LLC The game is an arcade first person shooter where you generate huge scores by shooting enemies, creating chain reactions and discovering power-up and multiplier bonuses. Your character is armed with a symbiotic creature that has been weaponized, called the Macroterra. Using the Macroterra you must cleanse the evil from the planet and allow the planet to grow back to its former state. Ending its torment from the minions of the Orb.
You play as an entity that exist to destroy the orb, with an unknown origin. The Orb was once a creature with flesh and blood but evolution took its toll and the Orb became a ball of thought and energy, with such a great evolution the Orb was left alone in space. With one wish to become flesh once more.
This drove the Orb insane and sent it on a corruption spree, the Orb would posses creatures and worlds to exist in the physical plane one again however this would kill the host after time and send the Orb looking for a new host.
The gameplay is much like old arcade machines that required you to kill everything, find a specific item and more. Each level is set out much like an arena kill a specific amount of enemies and the exit will appear letting you proceed. The game clearly indicates how far you are from your goal by 5 circles in the top right hand of the screen.
The left set of circles shows the next 5 remaining enemy types. The hopefully large number in the middle of the screen is your score and the circles below that are your power-ups. Yes the game has a scoreboard, where would old-school arcade like games be without it? You build this score with chains of scab explosions (little red orbs stuck in the ground) time remaining at the end of the level and your accuracy. Some will say who cares about score? try saying that after play a few levels and start getting close to the top.
The game is rather short so this high score table is the longevity in the game, with levels only lasting from 3 to ten minutes, depending on how fast you are. The controls are pretty simple, you may wish to tamper with the sensitivity though, scrolling through your weapons with the arrow keys isn’t exactly speedy either. The jumping mechanic takes a few levels to get used to as low gravity affects it.
Now the graphics of this game are not what you would call “Amazing” but if the game was super realistic it would loose its authenticity, the game is very “colorful”. Arcade games generally have shiny thing equals target or power up, this game reflects that. So yes, they aren’t the best graphics in the world and neither should there be.The game is a great pick up for any arcade fan and fps fans, as long as you don’t expect “realism”.
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.