Developer: Born Ready Games
Strike Suit Zero impressed and disappointed in equal measure (read the review here). The breakneck thrill of howling through the void in a transforming mech-fighter cannot be denied, yet the woefully derivative campaign was all too willing to marginalise its wonderful war machine. All too often, a cutscene would obnoxiously kick in just as a furball was getting interesting, or a pathetically underpowered capital ship required you to become a babysitter rather than ace pilot. Generic talking heads blithered through a cliched story that sidelined your role in the action, and bizarrely, you frequently had to leave your glorious Strike Suit in the hangar in favour of a boring factory edition fighter. "Space Combat Reborn" was the promise, but Space Combat Rehashed was the end result, a game that played it far too safe and conventional when it came to the crunch.
It's a shame, because SSZ had all the ingredients for a fresh and vibrant space shooter. Responsive and empowering action. Gorgeous visuals. Epic art design courtesy of Junji Okubo. And, you know, a space fighter that turns into a ruddy great mech at the drop of a hat.
Strike Suit Infinity repackages these core components into a tight score attack game where you, and your lovely Strike Suit, are always the star of the show.Click here to read more...