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  • Summary: Plain Sight is a multiplayer arcade game about suicidal ninja robots. Fly through space, leap over planetoids and destroy opponents with your trusty katana. Killing fellow robots lets you steal their tasty, tasty energy. Packed with spinach-like goodness; energy makes you bigger, stronger, faster and generally more awesome. Being all big and badass is great, but in this game it doesn’t win you the match. It makes you a target. To win, you have to convert your energy into points. How do you do this? Simple. Kill yourself. Press the button and turn your happy little robot into a vicious ball of enemy-absorbing plasma. The more opponents you take out, the better. Upgrade your robot, respawn and get stuck in again. [Beatnik Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    As one of the cheapest games you can find on Steam right now Plain Sight delivers some powerhouse gameplay in a deceptively small package.
  2. A few years back no one would have said it, but now it can be said. Thank God for Steam. Without this digital distribution platform we wouldn't be able to play games such as Plain Sight. The fast-paced multiplayer game is a unique combination of Super Mario Galaxy and first person shooters. After an hour of gaming, it plays like a charm. Plain Sight is like a refreshing gush of wind in a musty tomb, and for nine Euros it is an absolute bargain. [June 2010]
  3. Still, Plain Sight is certainly one of the best times you can have blowing yourself up. [July 2010, p.75]
  4. For a game that's merely $10 on Steam, you're getting more than your money's worth. Plain Sight is perfect in either long sessions or short bursts.
  5. It has its flaws but this is still one of the most interesting and original multiplayer games of the year.
  6. A different title, but not an accomplished one. The gameplay is too simple and poor, leading to loads of boring situations. Considering the originality and the budget price, you could still consider it, but try before buying.
  7. I did not like playing Plain Sight in the slightest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 14, 2012
    9
    Plain Sight is a really neat game. Although there aren't many humans on, making it hard to get XP and achieves, the game is very exciting. Personally, I was a bit skeptical at first at the idea of flying katana ninja kamikaze robots, but they pulled it off pretty well. Its a risky game, because to wait until you are white before detonating is so hard. At any moment you could be blown up, and somebody else gets your 200-and-something-points. It's a great game, but I really think $5 is a bit much. 3 sounds better. Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    9
    ótimo jogo, o único problema é que não tem servidores, mas os bots com uma ótima IA fazendo desnecessária a existência de players. no começo a jogabilidade é confusa, diminua a sensibilidade do mouse que melhora. são vários modos de jogo e mapas, tornando o jogo bem variado. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2010
    8
    This game's a visual treat and a fun and original gameplay piece, which made me nearly squeal in delight at times. Though pretty cool enhancement system, the game's pretty shallow and will entertain you for 30 mins every now and again. Good show. Expand
  4. Jun 24, 2011
    8
    Wonderful twitch-tastic deathmatch experience with some novel twists to the gameplay. Very much a game for the spatially aware: some of my friends got really annoyed at the 3D field of movement and the constant viewpoint switching. I loved it. Loses points because they don't want to play it with me... ;-) Expand
  5. May 21, 2011
    8
    Plain Sight is fast-paced and the gameplay mechanics are easy to learn, well thought and provide instant fun. The controls are very smooth: no mouse lag, nor mouse acceleration, nor any stupid things like that (I'm tired of horrible console ports that suffer from these kinds of issues). The music fits the game nicely and it's refreshing to hear something different (jazz should be used more often in video games). Unfortunately, there's no music in-game, only in the main menu. Graphics-wise, it's simple (grey geometrical forms) but pleasant to watch and the lighting effects are eye-candy. The UI is small and clean so it doesn't prevent you from seeing what's going on.

    If I had to choose 2 words to describe Plain sight, it would be "simple" and "fun".
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  6. Oct 25, 2010
    3
    First of all, this game refused to produce any sound or sound options with Creative XFI Xtreme PCI card. Several emails to their support team yielded only simple ideas for fixes, and ultimately they said "oh well, we don't know so... we'll look into it" which really just meant the game I bought would never have sound on my high end PC. The physics and controls are intuitive and fairly fun, and nicely styled graphics to boot. A game you pay for should really receive complete support, as this XNL engine-based game is the ONLY game in the last 10 years I've had this problem with. And consequently, the ONLY support I've ever gotten that implied "you're on your own". Won't be supporting any beatnik projects in the future. Expand