Version Reviewed: 2.1
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Exo-Planet is one heck of a good time, and the control scheme, while taking a short second to get the hang of, really works well for the limitations a touch screen has for third person shooter games. Instead of actual joysticks, the screen is divided into two separate sides, where one side moves the player around, and one side does, well, everything else. Looking around and shooting are both done on that right of the screen, and after just a couple minutes of playing around, I was playing the game fairly easily.
The graphics are well designed and make it easy on the eyes, though it won’t be setting any standards. The levels are well designed, and combined with the game elements included in Exo-Planet, bring the game together really well. The soundtrack pretty much fits a game of this type, and the background environment gives the feeling of being in outer-space, which given the name of the game, is a good thing.
What really makes Exo-Planet enjoyable is the inclusion of the grappling hook which is used to propel the player throughout the level, giving an added layer of transportation, maneuverability, and enjoyment. I was able to really utilize this feature to my advantage, and really enjoyed bringing some pain in the death match games. Exo-Planet’s main offering is in the PVP area, and the only single player option at this point is target practice. Fortunately, Target practice has a benefit as well as it is a way to obtain Scrip points. Scrip points can also be obtained in PVP, and are used for ability upgrades, new suits, and new weapons.
I’m fairly sure that I’ll be finding myself playing Exo-Planet long after this review posts, and if you see a character named Bloodray raining down epic pwnage, know you’ve been the victim of a 148Apps writer. You can check out Exo-Planet Elite for $6.99 today!