Having read the description only on game fly, and watching the game play videos and reading the details, I thought it would make an intriguing rental.
Since having it for two weeks, I've grown to love it. It's visually stunning, has a decent soundtrack, and full of non stop action on some crazy but wonderfully simple levels. For anyone who loves to just shoot things, this is the game for you. Anyone who likes to shoot things but with some thought will strive in this game, as shooting blindly won't get you further than the first galaxy.
Now for some of you, this won't be the game for you. It will seem repetitive if it's not your thing, but you'll never know unless you try it. So check it out!
posted by geekacres (MIFFLINBURG, PA) Jul 15, 2008
Member since Jul 2008
As someone who grew up on Asteroids 'back in the day', I found Geometry Wars Galaxies to be a competent entry in the genre. Its a fun enough game with your space vehicle taking on various shapes. Some simply blast apart when shot. Others take on different properties. That could be the 'black hole circles' or those that shatter and continue to harass you. The Wiimote can be a bit wonky at times as you try to line up your shots, but overall its a pretty decent control device. GWG tacks on a bit of a story mode to try and enhance the play experience, but in the end its an updated Asteroids. That's not necessarily a bad thing. It just is what it is, a great way to kill some time. And a few polygons.
This game is awesome in it's own surprising way. After all, with it's stunning graphics and mesmerizing game play, this game could practically hypnotize you. Overall, I widely respect this game and I think it will be a popular addition to the growing collection of Wii games.