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  • Summary: In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages on. In a bid to save Earth from destruction, you must take control of the Strike Suit a revolutionary fighter craft with the ability to transform into a lethal suit of space armor. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dog-fighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos. Discover a colorful and vibrant universe, with an epic story where the fate of Earth hangs in the balance and your actions will determine the outcome: preventing Earths destruction is your immediate concern but preserving its future is your ultimate goal. Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart. Upgrade your ships and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of four unique craft, including the Strike Suit, to experience dogfighting action as youve never seen it before.

    This Is Space Combat Reborn.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. The theatre of destruction around your ship will leave you in awe. [June 2014, p.90]
  2. Apr 7, 2014
    80
    A solid space shooter that offers a well-crafted balance between arcade blasting and tactical challenge. Unless you’re a fan of dog-fights and sci-fi, you’re unlikely to give Born Ready’s console port a second glance, but if you’re after a user-friendly blaster with a decent lifespan and enough variety to stave off the tedium often inherent in the genre, then this comes heartily recommended.
  3. May 9, 2014
    74
    Strike Suit Zero love won't last long because gameplay and mission designs are mediocre at it best. [May 2014]
  4. Apr 7, 2014
    70
    Complex controls, a couple of poor design choices, and some iffy mechanics can make it difficult to love, but conquering the final frontier will leave you with a sense of accomplishment that's currently unrivalled on the PS4.
  5. Technically solid and fun to engage with. Its bland narrative and iffy UI will cause genre newbies to eject prematurely. [June 2014, p82]
  6. Apr 15, 2014
    65
    Strike Suit Zero wasn't a great game, and this Director's Cut edition does not solve its problems.
  7. Jun 10, 2014
    45
    While Strike Suit Zero has a solid core, it needs more development time and enrichment in nearly every aspect apart from the combat mechanics. Players looking for a megadose of space shooting will find it, but those craving a well-rounded package offering more than just dogfighting should look elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 10, 2014
    7
    SSZ:DC is a fun game for Playstation owners that have grown with a Nintendo 64: it resembles the lovechild of Rogue Squadron and Star Fox 64, with a godfather called Wing Commander.

    However, the game may seem weird for new players, since the controls are counter-intuitive. You have to try different combinations to find a suitable option - unfortunately, it's impossible to assign buttons, you are limited to 3 kinds of preset controllers and the option to invert Y axis, wich is far from enough - I wanted to switch the analog controllers, but maintain the shoot/throttle scheme, but it was impossible so i had to compromise.

    Overall a fun game, but US$ 16 with PSPLUS is a little bit expensive for the whole package.
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  2. Oct 5, 2014
    7
    Excellent game with solid game play and functional story. Unfortunately having to push the joystick in to boost is very annoying and cannot be changed as there are only 3 control layouts. For under £7 with Ps+ this is a bargain and has provided me with more fun than the £50 Destiny.. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fun but short, that sums up this game. it's not as bad as MGS ground zeroes, but this game on PSN for $20 has about 13 main story missions and about 8 extra bonus missions. (mild spoiler warnings ahead)

    The game is about a war between the colonies, and Earth. Earth forces get obliterated by a new super weapon and you basically have to help your few remaining ships strike back at the super weapon.

    you get to pilot a new ship, called the strike suit. it's a fighter than can transform to a mech looking thing, which lets it fire at multiple enemies. there is also other ships, fighters/ interceptors and even a bomber.

    Honestly I enjoy the game but it's just so darn short. I played for 3 hours today (release day) and I am done about 6 missions already so I am 45% done the main story 3 hours in, meaning anyone who plays will be done in less than a week. for $20 I expect 1/3rd a game. which should be 20 hours of play minimum. this game, sadly seems to be leaning more toward a 10 hours of play at most.

    I am not sure if it is worth replaying yet, so far, meh. so it isn't looking good. so overall

    Fun 8/10 value 4/10 meaning this gets a 5/10.
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  4. Apr 14, 2014
    6
    It is not a bad game by far, you an actually play it if you want to, it just is not as fun as I though it would be.
    The story is not good at
    all and the controls can get annoying I would not recommend this game to anyone Expand