Space Giraffe is an abstract action arcade style game that takes place in a succession of beautiful environments generated by an advanced graphics synthesizer. It presents itself as a shooter but the more you play the more you discover the hidden depths and strategies that make the gameplay satisfyingly rich and rewarding.
User reviews: Mixed (23 reviews)
Data lansării: 19 mart., 2009
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"Largely misunderstood on its release, this is Jeff Minter at his eccentric best - and it's quite possibly the best game of his illustrious career."
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About This Game

Space Giraffe is an abstract action arcade style game that takes place in a succession of beautiful environments generated by an advanced graphics synthesizer. It presents itself as a shooter but the more you play the more you discover the hidden depths and strategies that make the gameplay satisfyingly rich and rewarding. This is the boldest evolution of the trance-shooter, created by the company that helped to define the genre with the groundbreaking “Tempest 2000”.

  • 200 levels of trancetastic action.
  • Beautiful abstract graphics that respond to audio input.
  • Deep gameplay that rewards strategic and thoughtful play.
  • Accessible enough to entertain a novice player, but deep enough to satisfy the arcade expert.
  • Intense, satisfying, synaesthesiac shooting action that you'll return to again and again in search of ever higher scores.

Cerinţe de sistem

    • OS: Microsoft Windows® XP SP2 / Windows Vista ™
    • Processor: Intel® or AMD™ Processor 1.9 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM ( Shader Model 2.0 )
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 80MB of free space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Controller Support: Generic HID controller DirectX compatible, XBOX 360 for Windows Controller, keyboard
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6 din 9 oameni (67%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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A novel and innovative sequel of sorts to the legendary Tempest 2000 (T2K) that was a system seller on the Atari Jaguar and returned on the original PSX as Tempest X.

In Space Giraffe players are rewarded for getting into the zone and using not just visual cues but also the rich audio to survive.

Recommended.
Postat: 4 aprilie
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It's Tempest 2000 on LSD. What's not to like?

11 ⅓ / 10
Postat: 15 mai
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1 din 1 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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literally what
Postat: 21 august
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1 din 1 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Just friggin awesome!

Have been playing for years on the 360 but bought the PC version recently as my ancient Xbox is having issues.
The PC version is way better (and I love the 360 version) playing in 1080p makes everything so much clearer.

As for the actual game, well it's one of the greatest twitch games of all time.
At first it can be really daunting with all the effects and deliberate obstructions but when it all starts to flow there's nothing like it.

It's all about the sound effects! In most games SFX are there as punctuation to the gameplay to just have something to accompany the explosions. With Space Giraffe the effects blend with the gameplay to really immerse you.
The ping as a flower leaves its stork can fill you with dread.

Also once it all starts to come together and you get into 'Bulling' there's nothing like it, probably the single most satisfying gameplay mechanic I have come across.

Basically it's just wonderful, give it a fair crack and you'll find something really special!

Postat: 19 septembrie
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6 din 13 oameni (46%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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A thoroughly underwhelming Tempest-like. Weird for the sake of being weird, and not in a good way, this just isn't that engaging. The mechanics don't feel great, the visuals are so overdone that it's hard to follow what's going on, sound effects are annoying. Not only are there better games in this genre, but there are better games than this that are freeware. Even if you like Tempest, which I do, there's just no compelling reason to pick this one up, it's a poor variant on the genre with little original on offer (and what is original generally isn't good). Found this to be a sore disappointment when I first bought it and my opinion hasn't changed since.
Postat: 26 mai
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6 din 8 oameni (75%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
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Space Giraffe is a game I've spent six years both loving and hating the hell out of.

On one hand, its iterative take on Tempest 2000/3000 is super engaging and satisfying. While it may invoke those older games on the surface, the bulling and Power Zone mechanics really make Space Giraffe feel like more of it's own game than the rehash it's often accused of being. The shooting and dodging are tight and satisfying and the risk vs reward elements make for some crazy intense shooty action. When all that comes together with the visuals and audio in the way that it's supposed to, Space Giraffe is simply astoudning to play and you can almost feel like you're in a trance when you're on a roll.

When it doesn't work however, the game just feels plain unfair and frustrating. Far too often, the emphasis on eye-searing visuals over gameplay can and will cause many unnecessary deaths due to how obscured the playfield can get. A large chunk of stages also to alter the game's rules subtly without telling the player, which just seems like a cheap and sloppy way to prohibit progress.

There will inevitably be frustration with this game, but I highly suggest at least trying the demo. It's something I've stuck with since its release and if you can manage to get over its initial quirks and don't mind some frustration later, Space Giraffe feels about as satisfying as Portal can be once you finally "get it."
Postat: 27 februarie, 2013
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