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  • Summary: Drifting through the stars. Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damagedDrifting through the stars. Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damaged his warp core. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets, and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers from a legendary supreme culture in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 8, 2015
    95
    Its retro inspired aesthetic and difficulty make it a blast for anyone who grew up playing Metroid, and its straight-up fun factor make it a great time for anyone else.
  2. 90
    Renegade Kid took to Xeodrifter with the retro scene in heart, and the end result reflects that. The charm of exploring each planet far outweigh that it’s all over a little too quickly.
  3. Oct 1, 2015
    90
    There are some genuinely cool skills given and the later one I wish could have been used a little more before finishing the game. I’d rather not spoil any of them, because one of the early skills is truly cool and really helps give this game a single unique aspect. Instead of hearing me describe them, go take a few hours and collect them, you’ll love the run ( and may think about playing through it again right after).
  4. Aug 28, 2015
    72
    It’s an homage to a game that I absolutely love, and Renegade Kid did some truly commendable things here. On the other hand, I didn’t get much excitement from exploring its worlds
  5. Sep 21, 2015
    72
    Xeodrifter is pure minimalism: A steady running pace and a unchangable jump height is enough to take you on a charming, albeit short journey.
  6. Sep 24, 2015
    70
    A five month development cycle has resulted in a focussed and succinct sci-fi action adventure, which sets a fast pace to flow through its bright pixel art presentation, and waft along to its atmospheric chiptunes.
  7. Oct 2, 2015
    60
    While not pushing the boundaries of the genre in any significant way, Xeodrifter is a well made game which is sometimes all we need.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Sep 7, 2015
    10
    Xeodrifter gave me a polished 2-D experience that reminded me of some of my childhood favorites. It was a pleasantly short game that I wouldXeodrifter gave me a polished 2-D experience that reminded me of some of my childhood favorites. It was a pleasantly short game that I would recommend to anyone who enjoyed Megaman or Metroid as found on the NES. Expand
  2. Aug 5, 2016
    8
    When it came for free in PS+, I played 10 minutes and drop it. I though it was just too hard and elaborated.
    But then after months I gave the
    When it came for free in PS+, I played 10 minutes and drop it. I though it was just too hard and elaborated.
    But then after months I gave the game a second chance, and was surprised how easy, atmospheric and addictive is it. I enjoyed to explore, and the story is nice too. Nothing uncommon, but is a good one retro.
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  3. Sep 2, 2015
    7
    At first sight, Xeodrifter seemed pretty lame. But here's the deal, with it's pixel-art style that clearly remind a minimalist metroid andAt first sight, Xeodrifter seemed pretty lame. But here's the deal, with it's pixel-art style that clearly remind a minimalist metroid and some well inspired mechanics, the game is a really good surprise. In fact, the game look like metroid in the way you play it too. You chose one of the four planet to start your journey and you explore. And BAM! your first boss, then an upgrade. And a secret path. And you're stuck in the game and don't want to quit it.
    The power ups are well designed (like the one that allow you to go on the background) and you'll find a little custom option for your weapon.
    The only two bad points are that the boss are too similar and you cant save outside your ship, making the beginning a little hard.

    Not to mention that the game is free for now on PS+.
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  4. Nel
    Mar 19, 2017
    6
    Xeodrifter has some neak perks, and is an enjoyable game for old school gamers. The game is fairly short, but if done the completist way, itXeodrifter has some neak perks, and is an enjoyable game for old school gamers. The game is fairly short, but if done the completist way, it will take sometime. Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2017
    5
    Deutsche Review - Kritik

    Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100
    Deutsche Review - Kritik

    Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100 Punkten. Um einen passenden Userscore zu geben wird auf oder abgerundet. Bei 84 Punkten ergibt das einen User Score von 8. Bei 86 einen von Userscore von 9. Falls eine 85 kommt entscheide ich ob ich es eher positiv oder negativ nehme. Regeln verstanden?
    Dann sind hier meine Punkte.

    Mein persönlicher Score = 54/100
    Mein User Score = 5/10
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  6. May 25, 2016
    3
    It's like megaman....if it used terrible overly pixelated graphics that make it hard to distinguish anything, if you fought the same 3 guysIt's like megaman....if it used terrible overly pixelated graphics that make it hard to distinguish anything, if you fought the same 3 guys the entire level (some requiring 15 shots to kill), had no saves during entire planets, gave you no health at all during the level, and forced you to replay entire 10 min segments due to lack of saves and not a single enemy dropping health......so a megaman that does nothing right in game design. Expand
  7. Oct 9, 2015
    1
    I'm trying to give 'indie' games more chances, especially because of the glaring lack of available PS4 AAA exclusives and even fewer I want toI'm trying to give 'indie' games more chances, especially because of the glaring lack of available PS4 AAA exclusives and even fewer I want to play.

    This was a bad choice on my part. You've played games exactly like this in the early 90's ... and this one isn't any better after 20+ years. Save your money.
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