Reviews by alphaprospector
Fantastic come back of the '90s space shooter!alphaprospector | July 8, 2013 | Review of Strike Suit Zero
It took over a decade to see the glorious return of the genre and, while the game had some rough spots upon release, most of its problems have been patched since.
Strike Suit Zero brings the classic dogfighting of old and mixes it with some interesting lock-on and mecha combat to provide a nice and unique blend like I didn't play in years. This constant switching between fighter and Strike Mode is what makes the meat of the game, along with chasing high scores in the missions and experimenting with the multiple weapon loadouts.
At its heart, it's an arcade game with touches of sim rather than a full blown simulator but, well, this trade off allows for an extremely fast paced action where you can be tracking 1 fighter then shifting to mech form and take down 20 of them, all while blasting at a capital ship.
The backgrounds are extremely gorgeous and each screen looks like something you could almost frame and hang on your room. The Macross influences are extremely clear, just like the Homeworld feel thanks to its composer Paul Ruskay. All in all, while the game may not be for everyone due to its difficulty, it's a MUCH needed entry in the genre and a more than worthy comeback as a whole! I can only hope they'll keep doing this mixture of mecha and space shooting. Freaking love it!