The Game That Should Have Ruled The Web, But Disappoints Miserably
I don’t often review Apps. (A situation I plan to change for myself) In the Apple App Store, there is a game called “EXO-Planet”. I loved this game. It had everything I wanted since I am a veteran of City of Heroes/Villains from a few years ago. And in COH/V My bailiwick was PvP and nothing gets my rocks off like some good ol’ ganking of people online. EXO-Planet from SGN (Social Gaming Network, not to be confused with The Seattle Gay Network) delivered on this brilliantly. It is a beautiful looking game with high speed action and a unique 0-Gravity environment where you run around in suits of armor with magnetic boots and a protectile grappling hook. You can stand on walls, ceilings and various protrusions and outcrops. There is no falling as there is no gravity.
Weaponry starts off with a machine gun, but you can purchase the Shotgun, Rocket Launcher (which enables some interesting trick shots) and the Sniper Rifle (one shot, one kill) All weaponry can be upgraded by using Scrip (the games form of currency). Suits of armor are also available to buy. You start off with the Helios Armor, the middle of the road between protection and speed. Then you can upgrade to the Mercury Suit which sacrifices protection for serious speed. Then there is the Juggernaut Armor that is slow as a slug but a veritable tank. As with the weapons, the particulars are all upgradeable. Increase armor rating, run speed, regeneration, and jump speed. The weaponry can be modified to increase rate of fire, damage, range and radius (where applicable). Sounds really cool right? Well not so fast.
What is probably one of the most intense PvP games out there with awesome weaponry, an extremely unique battle environment and fast paced action has been caught with it’s pants down by the complete lack of follow through and maintenance by it’s creator.
So if you have $7.00 to waste, you can either spend it on this massive “flash-in -the-pan, of a disappointment, or you can give it to me so I can buy myself an Egg-Sandwich in the morning. Giving it to me will yield probably better returns as I will at least respond to you with thanks and appreciation unlike SGN who has refused to address me or any other person who has tried to contact them and the issues we have en-masse, brought to their attention.
Skip this one till you hear back from me, or just DL the Free ver to see what I am talking about. At least you can look at the beautiful environment, but don’t expect to see much action till SGN finally takes notice of the opportunity they’ve squandered so far. EXO-Planet needs deliverance from the very company that made it, SGN.