It's the year 3000, and you've just scored a job rolling around in a digital petri dish. On your first day, you take some acid--purely for the visual experience, not the ego death. Flowers bloom. Explosions decorate the eyes. Enjoy.
Waves is a game designed to be a quick distraction: ten minutes here, ten minutes there. Each of the game modes accommodates that, but the game itself doesn't let you just switch off and blow stuff up without thinking.
Despite a few small issues and the disappointment at the lack of multiplayer of any kind, I still found Waves to be a highly entertaining twin-stick shooter with some really interesting rules to keep the formula fresh.