Xotic [1] – Weird

Xotic is an FPS I got in one of the Groupees bundles, I believe. It’s not your regular first person shooter, though. This one is focused on breaking records, getting score and racing to the finish.

The plot is secondary to the gameplay. Basically, there’s this intelligent orb which went mad and started destroying planet after planet. You are created to fix the damage and maybe eventually deal with the orb. That’s all there is to the story, really. At least, that’s all there was to the story in the first world I’ve completed.

Xotic Screnshot

Xotic is a beautifully colorful game.

There’s a whole bunch of worlds, so I’m nowhere close to being done right now. From what I can tell, each level has several objectives. You have to kill the enemies to get the exit to appear, but you also have to collect all the items, kill all the pods and destroy all the brain orbs. For each of these done, you get extra awards and increase your score.

Each level is also worth a certain amount of experience points. You can use those to upgrade your weapons and stats between each level, meaning Xotic also has an RPG aspect to it.

I find it fun for now, but something worries me. Raptor classified me as a Hardcore Xotic player after less than an hour of playing it and getting a total of 10 achievements. This means that a lot of players probably abandon the game before the end. I’m worried that this indicates the game gets old to fast. It didn’t get old for me, though, so I’ll be playing it for the next few days, probably.

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