Biology Battle Xbox 360

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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Community Game] Biology Battle is a unique take on the classic space shooter genre.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. One of the more expensive XNA Community Games out there at 800 Microsoft Points (about 10 bucks), this might detract some players given that it’s a Community Game; however, the sharp, professional quality mixed with addictive gameplay and expansive game selection makes Biology Battle quite the bargain.
  2. Novaleaf has created a fully fleshed out game, one that is packed full of replay value and keeps the old school "one more try" spirit alive. Some gamers might not want to drop 800 Points for a Community Game, but there's more value here than some of the 1200 Point XBLA games out there.
  3. Novaleaf has created a wonderful game full of action that can compete with any of the games currently on live.
  4. Overall this is a fun game. If you are a fan of this genre I would definitely give the game a try.
  5. There's no doubt that Biology Battle is an extremely polished title. It lacks some refinement in the menu designs, but in-game it's easily good enough to pass as a full Xbox LIVE Arcade title. The problem the game and its developer has is that Geometry Wars can be bought for 400 MS Points and the sequel can be had for 800 MS Points - the same price as Biology Battle.
  6. As fun and addictive as it is, though, it's still a basic shoot 'em up which you would be likely to quit were you handed any higher profile titles. The real-time ranking system is inspired, particularly for the stat whores amongst us, and multiplayer is of reasonable appeal, but Biology Battle is still only a time waster rather than a truly enveloping game.
  7. It feels off-kilter. There's surface polish, but the more you look, the less deep understanding of the genre is present.

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  1. Quanrian
    Dec 30, 2008
    9
    A nice twist on the Geometry Wars formula that not only replicates but innovates, providing a challenging experience that will have you comingA nice twist on the Geometry Wars formula that not only replicates but innovates, providing a challenging experience that will have you coming back time and time again. Life & Death Mode really set this game apart and dare I say the creators of Geometry Wars could learn a thing or two from this CG. If you consider yourself a serious shooter fan you should definitely pick this one up. Collapse