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  • Summary: [Downloadable Game] Developed solely by Jonathan Mak, Everyday Shooter won three awards at the Independent Gaming Festival at the 2007 Game Developers Conference. Unlike traditional arcade shooters, the sound effects in Everyday Shooter play in musical harmony with the game’s background music. Throughout Everyday Shooter’s album of games, typical arcade sounds of destruction are replaced with guitar riffs harmonizing over an all-guitar soundtrack. Album of Shooter Games – Each of the 8 ‘songs’ or levels has a completely different visual vibe and chain system. Vector-Based Graphics – Graphics are created from mathematical equations celebrating the beauty of geometry. Stunning, Evolving Synaethesia - Every shot, hit, or explosion creates a visual and musical inspiration that produces a note, chord or riff that harmonizes into the song for each level. Full HD at 1080p – In addition to the fluid music, enjoy the brilliant colors and stylized visuals. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    Everyday Shooter is one of the most compulsively re-playable games we've ever played and a terrific value. PS3 owners bemoaning the lack of quality titles should stop whining and get their hands on this budget-priced masterpiece immediately.
  2. Everyday Shooter has personality, but it has one more thing besides, something all but lost to the chilly technicalities of modern gaming. Soul. [Feb 2008, p.133]
  3. Everyday Shooter is a game that gets better the more you learn about how to play it.
  4. Being able to move more quickly when you're not firing is a smart twist with intuitive strategic consequences, but there are much smarter decisions at the heart of Everyday Shooter's logic.
  5. While it lacks the high-tech finesse of Super Stardust HD, Everyday Shooter explodes with style. The eight stages offer tons of blasting action with a musical twist, and we enjoy replaying them.
  6. 70
    Although it's odd that they put more work into the enemy ships than the players’, this minimalist approach to the graphics suits the gameplay style by keeping the action smooth, the download small and audio and gameplay as the dominated features.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. infekt
    Mar 7, 2008
    Reminds me of the good old days when gaming graphics and sound was so simple that gameplay had to be excellent for a game to be compelling. This game's got class. Expand
  2. anonymous
    Nov 22, 2007
    Easily the best individually created game of our generation. As simple as lines, this game delivers past the point of entertainment. This is genius in a creation of intuitiveness and interaction. If you have the option to buy this game, do so! Guaranteed you will not be dissapointed. Expand
  3. johnm
    Feb 2, 2008
    Any amazing experience that is a must for anyone who loves both ship shooters and music based games
  4. Mike
    Nov 8, 2007
    Great, original title. Everything from the sound, design, visuals, gameplay ... everything was done in such an interesting and original way. Every level has a completely different look and completely different scoring system (chaining system), it's up to you to 'explore' the levels and figur out how to score. The only problem I had was that the aiming seemed to be incremental, instead of full 360 degree control. (16 firing directions, but I could be wrong on this point) Expand
  5. MontyG
    Feb 3, 2008
    One of the more original, artistic games to be had. Nothing really compares to it (except perhaps Rez) and you WILL dream about these levels at some point after playing. Expand
  6. SandyM.
    Nov 26, 2007
    While other overhead shooters seem to require an ability to twitch as fast as a 10 year old boy after a Halloween candy overdose, Everyday Shooter plays at a pace the 30-plus gamer can keep up with. Discovering the more complex scoring system for each new levels is an added bonus the older gamer will appreciate. Expand
  7. BenjaminW
    Jan 14, 2010
    Five years or so ago, expecting the same level of brilliance that was 'Rushmore' and 'Tennenbaums', I pretended to laugh my way through 'The Life Aquatic', because I simply thought I was supposed to (and much like when I saw 'Tennenbaums', I was the only one laughing in the theater and it made me feel superior). In reality, 'Aquatic' was a boring, uninspired mess of a movie that, while it had some promise, it was simply not very good. While I may have laughed along at the time, I was forced to admit a few years later to my future wife that yes, it was in fact a giant waste of film stock. Now, take those comments and apply them to reviews of "Everyday Shooter'. It's just not a good game, and those that say it is are either lying to themselves and/or have bought into the idea that 'artistic' games have merit simply on the grounds that they are artistic. Don't waste your five dollars. Buy Gravity Crash instead. Expand

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