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Warp (PS3/360/PC)

Written by Jazzking2001 - Owner on . Posted in Video Games

{tab=Info} Warp is a video game developed by Trapdoor and published by EA Partners on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game allows the player to warp through doors and objects and cause creatures in the game world to explode.

It was released on February 15, 2012 on Xbox Live Arcade as part of the second "Xbox Live Arcade House Party", with PlayStation Network and Microsoft Windows releases to follow on March 13, 2012. {tab=Review (PS3)} Will the game be able to warp itself to greatness? Or will it be a forgetful title.

The story starts off with your alien character, Zero, being taken to a military-grade secure facility by a group of human scientists. Inside the facility, Zero fades in and out of consciousness, and eventually wakes to see two scientists performing surgery and extracting a disk-shaped object from him. A while later, you are telepathically contacted by a fellow alien who states that there are more aliens inside the facility and that they should escape. While performing an obstacle course, Zero recovers the disk-shaped objected. After recovering the object, Zero tries to escape, while also helping the other aliens to do the same.

The main character looks a bit cartoonish with his looks and movement, which I totally enjoy. But do not "judge a book by its cover," otherwise you may end up quite dead in Warp. All the movement and powers you are able to use are good. Have you ever wondered how it would look to teleport inside a human body and blow it inside out? You have the power to do just that. The animation for it is great; it shows tons of guts, blood and body parts getting thrown every which way. Additionally, the environment is solid and I have nothing negative to say.

The game itself is not complicated or hard to master and I like this aspect because anyone can pick up this game. If you like thinking outside of the box to be able to beat levels, this definitely is a good game to play. This game is not about run and gun but rather you need to find a way to covertly, blowing bodies from inside out does count, make your way from level to level. The various powers you are given are invaluable and unique.

The one sour note with this game is with its leveling up. If you enjoy leveling up you character's abilities, it may be a different story. The game does allow you to level and upgrade your powers and abilities. The issue that I have is that, collecting points for the upgrades are somewhat tedious and there are not many of them. I find it pretty difficult, yes I do know I am not the best gamer around, to get the points to level up. I would imagine that there are gamers who will have no issues collecting the points but at the same time, I suspect there will be those who will have issues. As such, I found myself playing a great deal of the game without many upgrades, which I think would have improved my experience.

Overall the game is great to play, besides the possible difficulty of leveling up. I really have no issues recommending this game to anyone.

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