Upgrade your ship, fortify your defences and ready your weapons, because you’re going to need all the help you can get!
Armed to the teeth and set on sheer destruction, waves of enemy drones are rushing towards the mothership, Antares. You must strategically build your defences in the best possible locations as you take direct control of your Hammerhead defence craft equipped with the deadliest weapons such as; the multi-targeting Tesla Coil, the helium plasma Combustor or the devastating Decimator.
Equip the Hammerhead with 17 upgradable weapons that Michael Bay would be proud of!
Upgrade the various subsystems of The Hammerhead. Increase your rate of fire with the berserk ability or stun enemies with the shockwave ability, plus more.
Defeat colossal sized bosses in epic battles!
Strategically build and upgrade 9 turrets Use the Prism turret that bounces lasers off multiple enemies or the high damage, high accuracy, Gatling laser.
Interact with the environment to aid your defence.
Four levels of difficulty to challenge even the most experienced players, including NewGame+, the hardest game mode we've ever created! ...featuring new super secret weapons.
Replay any level in order to achieve the highest score and gold rank.
In 1935, Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen predicted the existence of wormholes; shortcuts through space-time enabling instantaneous travel across vast regions of space. A century later, a discovery was made that turned their theory into reality - plunging mankind into an interstellar space race to claim the ultimate prize: the Voidshards.
The events of Excubitor are set in the year 2182, in a remote star system colonized by humans. At its heart is the Baphomet - a vast ‘hyper-giant’, a star over a thousand times larger than our own sun and one of the biggest stars known to humanity. Dozens, maybe even hundreds of planets orbit the giant star, with many more swallowed up as Baphomet grew larger during its stellar evolution. All around the system, a strange and powerful element is scattered across the many worlds. An element that could provide humanity with all the energy it will ever need. An element that takes the form of blue crystals known as the Voidshards.
Excubitor is a very unique combination of a bullet hell game and a tower defense game and at first glance you might be like me and think, "That can't possibly work well together" but the suprirising part is, it does. The game puts you in control of a small fighter ship known as the Hammerhead. Using your ship to fly around the map you'll be abe to fight off incoming waves of enemy ships using deployable turrets. During missions you'll also need to protect a ship called Antares. If this ship is destroyed it's game over. The game features 17 weapons in total and each of them has 3 upgrades for you to purchase in the armory. There are also a wide range of turrets available for you to construct as well. There are also points on the map that you'll be able to interact with that will often aid you in the game as well. These include factories that will mine resources, fans that will destroy any incoming enemies and many others to discover. The game's control felt very fluid and the game was equally action packed. The game is also quite beautiful to look at as well. I imagine the game won't be for everyone but it's definitely a fun (and challenging) game that will no doubt please fans of bullet hell games and tower defense games.
A little bit different in the tower defense and shoot em up genres, Excubitor is a mixed bag of gameplay. On one hand, you've got a game that does try a little bit of something different, and when it really opens up the level design with some new and interesting concepts and challenges, it really can bring the fun factor. The game has its moments of fun, where you get a new weapon to play with and you try something completely new. But it's also weighed down by some repetition, and a lack of oompf in terms of gameplay: nothing really strongly stands out in the genres in terms of mechanics in the end. And the game left with a little bit of motion sickness at times. It's one of those games that will not make purists of the genre happy: there's little quirks here and there will all of its mechanics, and that's going to annoying some people, where the action of the shmup comes face to face with the slow strategy of tower defense. If you're a gamer that likes a game going off the beaten a path a bit, but still being in familiar territory, then this is worth a look
Excubitor is kind of a mix between a tower defense and shoot em up games. I found that this mixed gameplay really opened up the levels in how you played. I had a lot of fun unlocking new weapons and using them but the gameplay would eventually get stale despite new weapons and gameplay mechanics. I say this because the repetition in Excubitor outweighs the number of new things you get as you play. Overall, the game is very fun when you first start off! .
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