First 10 minutes Xbox One

Project Root, the new Shoot'Em Up from OPQAM is available now on Xbox One. Even if it will remind you of some great games like Desert Strike. So many things will annoy you, like numerous bugs forcing you to start over the mission or crazy hitboxes. For once, we hesitate to say thank you to our friends from the Xbox network... But we have to do our job and you must see our videos, especially the epic boss battle. Or maybe not.


FlatuS
FlatuS
Commented on 2015-05-03 18:13:41
For once, we hesitate to say thank you to our friends from the Xbox network...
OUCH !!! There goes the need for a review :)
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der_ton
der_ton
Commented on 2015-05-04 00:13:40
Actually the big inspiration for this game seems to be Seek and Destroy (1993, Amiga) http://www.mobygames.com/game/seek-and-destroy
That was a simple and good shooter with a technical novelty (free rotation, which was not so easy with bitmapped graphics back then), and this one seems to fill the same spot, gameplay-wise.
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der_ton
der_ton
Commented on 2015-05-04 08:31:58
BTW, the "crazy hitboxes" you mention are probably a gameplay mechanic like in Seek and Destroy. There are ground enemies and they can only be harmed with the ground weapon that will impact at the crosshair. Probably the game has a ground and air layer playfield.
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davton - Tortue Géniale
davton
Commented on 2015-05-05 00:11:21 In reply to der_ton
Nope, crazy hitboxes, I died because something which was some pixels away from me destroyed my shield.
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twitchfactor
twitchfactor
Commented on 2015-05-05 18:26:20
Shame to hear about the problems with this one. First thing I thought when I saw this was Strike... moreover the famed lost "Future Strike". I was hesitant to grab it, though, because of the screen rotation. It looks like it would make me barf after 10 mins. I guess I'll wait for a patch to grab it.
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Megido
Megido
Commented on 2015-05-05 18:33:46 In reply to der_ton
Posted by der_ton
Actually the big inspiration for this game seems to be Seek and Destroy (1993, Amiga) http://www.mobygames.com/game/seek-and-destroy
That was a simple and good shooter with a technical novelty (free rotation, which was not so easy with bitmapped graphics back then), and this one seems to fill the same spot, gameplay-wise.
The a500 was a BEAST. Ever play Hunter? Framerate was shit but its like the proto-gta: full 3d, open world and tons of vehicles...on hardware from 1987. Screw mode 7 ;)

Amiga...the good old days :)
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