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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] The latest creation by Q Entertainment, is a unique action-packed shooter. Time your self-destruction perfectly, create chain reactions by exploding enemies, and extend the game life. Enjoy a trippy, trancey clubbing experience through the combination of highly addictive gameplay, music, and sharp visuals. E4 features five exciting game modes as you collect bonus items and detonate your craft to the beat to multiply your scores. Outrageous visuals and high-quality sound add to the richness of the gameplay. There are a hundred times more enemies, a hundred times more chain reactions, and a stylish collection of newly designed visualizers all exploding in high definition with 5.1 surround sound support. Play E4 The Game Unlimited, a reverse action-shooter where the goal is to self-destruct, create large chain reactions of explosions by defeating enemies, and extend the life of the game by collecting the items they leave behind. Other game modes include E4 The Game Limited, that challenges with a Time Attack version of the main mode. Take on R4 The Revenge, a genuine shooter with up to 100 stages. And go head to head in H4 Versus Live, against other players on Xbox LIVE. Add your own music in the S4 Wiz Ur Muzik mode. Enjoy a customized E4 gameplay experience by adding your own tracks and playing to your favorite music. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. As long as you go in expecting an audio-visual feast that's good for killing some time, and not a deep shooter, you won't leave disappointed.
  2. E4 demands the player understand and embrace the symbiotic relationship between music, light and gameplay, if they wish to enjoy the title. For those players that reach this state of mind, E4 is probably one of the best experiential titles you can get in this genre.
  3. 85
    A game that excites sections of the mind that other games leave untouched. For many, it will also sit on the edge of acceptable levels of initial confusion. The game is almost too unique and trippy for its own good, if that is even possible.
  4. 80
    If you never bothered with the PSP games, the improvements in this radically redesigned Xbox Live Arcade version warrant further inspection on the strength of the speedy gameplay and customizable music analyzer. Although it looks like a tech demo on the surface, what lies beneath is an altogether meatier experience.
  5. Despite its relative simplicity, there's something pretty compelling about the gameplay. Regardless, what really makes E4 so entrancing is the presentation, which looks and sounds like a space rave that exploded in your Xbox 360.
  6. If rhythm and trippy visuals are your thing then you'll find this bazaar shooter worthwhile.
  7. And if the shield was gone and the enemies were fewer, and more varied, it could have been a lot like an actual videogame, with a difficulty curve, rather than a bewildering ascent up a six-foot cliff onto an endless plateau of tedium.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. CharlesS.
    Oct 19, 2007
    10
    Extremely Electrifying Entertaining Experience.
  2. Q
    Oct 19, 2007
    8
    This version of Every Extend is a bit different then the PSP version (Every Extend Extra). You can no longer charge your blast, or do a remote detonation, but the game seems more refined without those options. Plus you do not face bosses. This version is about gathering quickens, multipliers, and time extends. The chains are much longer, which can often cause your game to end if it runs so long you don't respawn to pick up time extends. There is a certain zen to it not unlike tetris or lumines. And the music is good and consistent with the other Q Entertainment games. If you don't like it you play your own tracks and match the bpm to them. This game is absolutely worth the $10...unless you are an idiot who'd rather be dashing across Valhalla with a blue flag in your mits all day. Expand
  3. EvanS.
    Oct 21, 2007
    8
    Sure, it could have more stuff, better or more descriptive graphics, but let's get down to the basics. It plays music (to which you can add your own soundtracks, note) and you make pretty explosions to the music. Some people will enjoy this. Some people will not. I do. It makes me happy. Expand
  4. RobM.
    Oct 25, 2007
    6
    I wanted to like this game as it dares to be original - but - I simply can't. It's nothing more than merely "OK" as the gameplay is far too repetitive and dull. It isn't as trippy as people have made out either. "Space Giraffe" (which got an inexplicably low score on this site) is far more trippy and is simply a far better game. Expand
  5. DeSangreIIDX
    Oct 20, 2007
    4
    As it stands now, E4 is a major disappointment. The endless mode is so easy that it's really only an exercise in endurance: you play till you want to, period. The so called GeoWars like "revenge mode" is borderline broken as well: just use the frontal shot and make left-right sweeps of the screen and youìll be fine for a VERY LONG TIME. Read: more than you're going to want to play anyway. E4's only saving graces are the time limited modes and the online multiplayer battles which at least work. Anyway, I think that with a small patch the game could become easily a 7 or an 8, especially by balancing the endless mode. Some suggestions: Time capped at 1 minute instead of 3, time bonuses giving out 2 seconds in place of 5, implementing a life system based on timing (e.g. you don't lose a bomb when you hit the timing perfectly, and you earn a life when you hit the timing right 5 times, something like that.) Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2012
    3
    This is the worst Mizuguchi's game by far... The PSP version of this game is highly superior in all aspects as music, graphics, experience... If you're looking for an upgraded vesion of the original, this is not your game. Expand
  7. IanC.
    Oct 19, 2007
    0
    Yuk yuk yuk, headache inducing, devoid of any retro-cool, horrible music... I can see how it might amuse on a portable device, but sitting in front of it in the living room when I could be dashing across Valhalla with a blue flag in my mits, nailing that difficult riff in GH2, or hurtling through Backstab for the umpteenth time in a humvee full of blood thirsty soldiers? Why on earth would I choose Every Game is the Same Extreme(ly dull)? Expand

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