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  • Summary: Ending Demetrio Watts is in the hands of a group of unknowns. Depends on Arcturus. The classic choot-em-'up scenario.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. May 14, 2015
    68
    Had Project Root thrown in a better checkpoint system and a far more rockin' soundtrack, it could be considered one of the better retro-inspired shooters on the market. As it stands, only a certain few will be able to appreciate it with its high difficulty settings.
  2. May 7, 2015
    60
    Project Root is a frustrating game because there is a genuinely good shooter hidden under a number of poor design choices. It is rather like a Michael Bay movie in that when it works, it works really well, with explosions going off left, right and centre, hundreds of bullets and a genuine sense of excitement. However, it also shares the same problems and the levels are far too sprawling, the plot is terrible and sometimes you have no idea what is going on.
  3. Jun 4, 2015
    50
    Although several of its elements still need some work, I like what Project Root is trying to do overall, and I appreciated the effort to blend non-traditional elements into the shmup genre. There's a lot of potential for the free-roaming shooting, leveling-up, and dual-layer combat, but none of it is quite there yet.
  4. Apr 30, 2015
    40
    Games like Project Root make you contemplate the futility of existence, and not in a good way like the philosophical musings of Postman Pat. It's not a bad game – not like Rambo or Ride to Hell: Retribution – it's just very, very boring. There needs to be a reason to play, and there's just nothing here to get excited about.
  5. May 11, 2015
    40
    It gets points for creativity, but most of Project Root is either awkward or dull, and sometimes, both.
  6. May 8, 2015
    35
    The idea of bringing back the shoot ‘em up genre was ok, but it’s extremely repetitive and boring.
  7. Dealspwn
    May 1, 2015
    30
    Project Root blithely assembles the worst parts of classic SHMUPs and exploration-driven shooters into a complete mess. Lacklustre presentation, an inappropriate progression system and clipping glitches on all formats round out a thoroughly disappointing package.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Nov 5, 2015
    9
    I love SHMUP games. Project Root brings back many of the things that made playings games super fun in the late 90s. Not an easy game to play,I love SHMUP games. Project Root brings back many of the things that made playings games super fun in the late 90s. Not an easy game to play, but that´s what I expect from these type of games. Really enjoyed it. Expand