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.