Xeodrifter: Game Review

Xeodrifter is a game about the adventure of an astronaut, trapped in an unknown solar system and fighting for survival in unknown alien terrains! Get ready to jump over obstacles and shoot monsters, because in this game ANYTHING (within reason) can happen!

When I first started playing Xeodrifter, I expected it to be like every other platform game. However, after 10-20 minutes of gameplay, I realised how unique it was. When you beat the second boss, you get the ability to switch between planes, which, in other words, means you can jump between the background and the foreground. I’ve never seen that implemented into any other game, and it’s an awesome feature! As well as that awesome game mechanic, Xeodrifter also has tons of secret areas, many of which contain weapon upgrades and health extenders.

Xeodrifter Plane Shift

One of the few criticisms that I do have is the length of it. The game can be beaten in under an hour, which, funnily enough, is one of the achievements! If the creator (Renegade Kid) gave it some more chapters, or even just more planets, it would make the game much more enjoyable! One of the other things about Xeodrifter that I’m not particularly fond of is the gameplay on other devices. On the 3DS you have two screens, one one of which shows your stats and the maps for each planet. On the PlayStation and PC, you only have one screen to look at, and have to switch between menus every time you need to check the map. This slows down your gameplay, and can get annoying after a while.

All in all, Xeodrifter is an enjoyable game, and although it’s short, it’s still great fun to play!

Like the look of Xeodrifter? You can find it on Nintendo’s eShop, the PSN Store or the Steam Store!

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