Rack up huge scores by shooting enemies, detonating chain reactions, and discovering secret power-ups and point multipliers
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Utgivelsesdato: 16. sep, 2011

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"It's the most crazy pile of different mechanics thrown into a speed-running first person shooter arcade-style game about insect plants you'll ever see."
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“For those who want to test their first-person skills with the type of score-based arcade gameplay that is usually found in other genres, it does what it sets out to do and it does so successfully.”
8/10 – Destructoid

About This Game

Xotic is an arcade-style first-person shooter where you rack up huge scores by shooting enemies, detonating chain reactions, and discovering secret power-ups and point multipliers. Armed with a weaponized symbiotic creature called the Macroterra, you must cleanse the evil presence and re-plant the seeds of life on a planet ravaged by the minions of the Orb.

Destroy the insidious scab plants and new life will grow in their place, diminishing the Orb’s control of the planet. Trigger scab plant chain reactions to earn score multipliers and chain bonus points. Collect Orb essence to boost your score, or grab them in mid-air to earn an aerial combo bonus. Seek out and destroy the hidden Orb brains and collect all of the Orb essence in each level for even more points.

Earn experience points to upgrade your weapons and skills, including “Absorbtion” which pulls points towards you automatically! Unlock the secrets of “Hard Hologram” technology to deploy mobile shields or aerial landing platforms.

Xotic is a unique arcade shooter experience unlike anything you’ve played before. Get it now!

Key features

  • Arcade-style scoring and point combo mechanics
  • Unique “Hard Hologram” technology
  • Exceptionally colorful environments and effects
  • Upgradeable weapons and skills
  • Steam Leaderboards & Achievements

Systemkrav

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB Ram
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB Available space
    • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
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3 av 4 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
3.8 timer registrert
Created by: WPXGAMES

What is Xotic?
Xotic is a hybrid arcade-style FPS with vividly luminous graphics and addictive game play mechanics. Eliminate the Orb’s life-sucking presence as you blast enemies, and detonate chain-reactions in a race against the clock, all while discovering secrets, collecting power ups and upgrading your skills. Xotic is an indie throwback made for modern gamers in search of originality. Hone your reflexes and develop a combat strategy that will place you at the top of the global leader board. Are you up to the Xotic challenge?


Intro Cinematic to the game Xotic, and first impressions: I really enjoyed the way WXP created the intro to this game, the cinematic. While not a lot of animation, it has a lot of beautiful graphics that help tell the story, along with the narration from the robotic voice. Right off the bat, the sound of the narrator was a bit odd, it felt as if it might not be understandable, but it was very clear in every word spoken.
The voice, rising and lowering in tone, sounding ever so strange to this brand new game, became familiar as the story unfolded about the story of the “Orb” that longed to have a physical body. I question, though, the very creation of the Orb, its origins, and its intelligence. It seems rather odd that the story starts off talking about how there is an Orb that is taking over the universe, planet by planet, but with no explanation as to how the Orb came to be, and why it possesses the capability to think and want.


The default controls start your sensitivity level at 50%, and it took some adjusting to find out, for me personally, that 90% was just right so that turning didn’t feel too slow, or too fast. As one hundred percent felt uncontrollable.

Playing through the first level, the tutorial, I felt the game really explained a lot regarding the point system, and an explanation of each item. I’m referring to the scab plants, the vase, power ups, and aerial collectibles. I, however, did not feel that the game explained well enough how to climb to greater heights to shoot, and collect, other items.

Another thing that the tutorial could have explained are the Champions that you face. I found out, the hard way, that Champions are like mini bosses in the game, that are tougher to kill, and do they more damage than regular enemies.


Playing through my first bonus round, I really got to feel a lot more of the controls and how they functioned, and a bit of the moving around while jumping. Overall, it’s really becoming pretty fun, though jumping and moving mid-air is a small feat in and of itself. It’s beneficial to get a good feel of where you want to jump, and what you wish to collect, so careful planning in some of your
maneuvers is a good idea!


Continuing on through the next levels, the game picks up in difficulty, challenging the player to really use strategic shooting, dodging, and making use of their secondary weapons, if they have one. The Champions become tougher, and throwing in machine gun-like enemies makes it even more crucial to watch where you’re standing, and to take cover in order to regenerate health if needed!

I’ve finally mastered the art of climbing higher into the air using a combination of jumping + Tab, to put the small nearly invisible shields below me, to creating platforms at just the right time for hitting those extra bonus points, and even dodging enemy attack!

The action in Xotic is very fast-paced, the music calming, even in a tough situation when things are difficult. I’m truly having a lot of fun, and enjoying using experience points to unlock new skills, increase my characters attributes, and kicking some serious ♥♥♥!


OVERALL SCORE: 8/10

Sound: 8/10 The music and sound effects are really great in this game, but I don’t care too much for the narrator’s voice.

Controls: 9/10 Playing through the game, everything is relatively easy to control. Aiming is great once you have sensitivity set properly, but when it comes to mid-air control and direction, this is where things just don’t feel as smooth. It’s as if you’re trying to jump while in space, with no gravity or sense of control regarding your direction.

Graphics: 8/10 The graphics in this game are beautiful, and make me feel as if the environments in the game are really alive. But this also creates a sense of confusion among all the objects your shooting. It’s hard to see the small mountains that release the bugs that explode on you, the machine gun enemies sometimes blend in with the surrounding environment, and the look of the enemies and your own character isn’t the best, but there’s nothing to really ruin the experience that I’ve had with the game.

Final Thoughts:
Xotic is a really fun, fast paced, action RPG First Person Shooter, with beautiful graphics, lovely music, and an intuitive design on combat and collecting items while constantly improving score.

The game is definitely built for the competitive player who thrives to have the highest score.
For 9.99 on Steam, Xotic is worth buying and playing through the entire game!
About WXP GamesWXP Games is a small independent team of dedicated developers located in Seattle, Washington. WXP is committed to creating unique new games outside the traditional developer/publisher model.
Publisert: 17. september
Var denne anmeldelsen til hjelp? Ja Nei
6 av 10 personer (60%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
3.9 timer registrert
Xotic is a score based First person shooter. The point of the game is to get the highest score possible by doing a few things, creating long chains which net you more points, finishing the level quickly, and completing the 3 goals that each level has in order to get a 5 star rating, which also nets you more points. All of these elements combined give you aspects of speed running, score attack, and even some platforming with the "Hologram's" that you can deploy mid air and land on.

*The game has a very vibrant and neon color pallet, and while the texture quality isn't fantastic, it does still look fairly nice and should run on most systems.
*It feature one weapon with multiple different modes that all fire different projectiles (All firing modes besides the default require energy to use, this regerates on its own)
*Xotic has upgrades for each different weapon firing mode as well as upgrades for the character.
*The game is single player, but a lot of fun of the game comes from trying to beat those on the leader boards, after each level it will show your place on the leader board for the level you just completed.
*Xotic has quite a few levels that are interestingly designed and do vary a bit, the game can become repetitive, but i think thats mostly a genre related problem and not Xotic's fault. But the game is very fun in burst playing sessions (At least for me).

The game works great using a mouse and keyboard (As a FPS should), I did find that using a controller seems to have weird sensitvity issues, the Y axis is much more sensitive than the X axis, and they can not be adjusted individually, but this is not a problem for most as the keyboard and mouse work just fine.

If you're into score attack games, this is one to look at. It has an interesting setting and a very nice color pallet with good score attack mechanics.
Publisert: 11. mai
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3 av 7 personer (43%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Synopsis: A score based FPS sci-fi game where you must clear the levels of the evil red scarabs and humoniods to terraform the planet back into a habitable place.
Genre:Sci-fi/High Score FPS

YEA! Score based goal system is great, multiple types of game modes to complete, lots of levels, great pick it up and play for a few minutes type of game.

MEH! Upgrade trees seem to make little difference in gameplay, even though there are multiple weapons i never deviated from the starter one. A counter of items left in the level would be nice. Graphics are on the early ps2 era side.

BLEH! Movement controls are too skatey, encountered a bug multiple times that didnt enable mouse in game forcing multiple game resets to finally work

The word: A great pick it up for a few minutes FPS that stands out from the other run of the mill FPSs. Even with the bugs its a great pick up at a decent price.

3/5
Publisert: 6. mai
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0 av 3 personer (0%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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quite a different approach to FPS. hunting the highscores is quite fun, not the best game out there but can keep you busy some time
Publisert: 9. juni
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3 av 11 personer (27%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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An example of the junk you get from humble bumbling
Publisert: 24. august
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16 av 20 personer (80%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
51.1 timer registrert
This game "Xotic" (pronounced exotic), although I continually call it zotic for some unknown reason, is a splendid blend of bejeweled meets unreal tournament. The focus here is on scoring and making the most of the multiplyers within each of the many differing score attack levels there are in the game. Usually, there are 3 goals to complete to attain a perfect 5 star rating for your actions during gameplay. Those goals are: gathering all the essence, eliminating all the scabs, and finding all the brains. Essence is a colorful diamond type figure dotted around the levels and can be acquired by running through them. The scabs are red rooted circles in the ground that you must shoot consecutively to form chains which increase your point scoring potential. Finally, the brains are mysterious objects that float and explode once shot and resemble a fireworks effect that is usually fairly awe inspiring. There are also essence, brain, and scab attack modes that challenge the player to complete the level in the quickest time possible. The scoring system for all phases of the game is superb, as well as the leaderboard system. Although this is a challenging game, its a breakthru product as far as first person shooter scoring games go.
Publisert: 13. februar
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