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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the multi player mode and design. The action and value for money are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the single player gameplay and reliability.

gameplay, value for money, action, design, multi player

controls, usability, reliability, single player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 66 reviews)

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Games aimed at children can be a tricky bunch. Never mind the fact that lots of parents let their own kids play Mature-rated games such as Call of Duty (which I am not going to judge in this article); due to the fact that the kids who play video games...

It’s a really creative way of expanding the game’s mechanics into a multiplayer situation that is innovative. ITSP has a lot in common with Limbo and Super Metroid, and this includes their flaws as well: like Limbo, the price is steep for what you get,...

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From its unique environments, to its well-placed shadows , Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is one interesting looking game. It's easy to get lost in its minimalist, artistic environment.

But let's be real, this is Cheat Happens and you don't want easier pathways, you want cheats. As of this writing, there are none, but I'd love to see an access all tools and weapons cheat. It seems like a no brainer for a game like this.

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Explore a lovely little planet with an ill-fitting name

wonderful 2D art, puzzles and learning curve that make you feel smart, laidback and non-frustrating

short and even a bit forgettable, concept art is a lousy incentive to explore

Tom Chick, aside from being a regular contributor to GameShark and countless other game sites, owns and operates the popular website Quarter to Three.com

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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet- XBLA

 

The nice thing about Microsoft's annual Summer of Arcade promotion is that you get high-quality new indie games for the reasonable price of The nice thing about Microsoft's annual Summer of Arcade promotion is that you get high-quality new indie games...

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is perfect Summer of Arcade fare. It looks great, it plays smooth and simple, and you can squeeze eight to 10 hours out of it if you crave the achievements for revealing the entire map and retrieving all of the...

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How do you fight the corruption of the sun?

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A neglected sub-genre gets an intriguing revival.

In one of Shadow Planet’s best moments, those silhouettes are put to hair-raising good use, as the lights go out and your only hope of keeping flitting Cthulhu-like monstrosities at bay is by dragging a lantern along behind you. It’s difficult enough...

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I'm going to die here.

Michel Gange's shadowy, twisted, insane art; Solid Metroidvania gameplay; Beautifully designed enemies; Sound and environments are gorgeous

even though they're a little stupid; Far too many worthy XBLA games

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Metroid-like game design and alluring aesthetics make for an impressively atmospheric downloadable game.

Fantastic animation and art design; distinct, well designed environments that prompt you to find their secrets; (mostly) smart puzzles throughout; great Lantern Run side mode

Lacks notable peaks throughout campaign; puzzles could use a little more environmental guidance; confusing controls with so many weapons and tools

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This new Summer of Arcade release adds devious puzzles and abstract art to the Metroid formula.

Do you like Metroid? If so, you'll probably like Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (ITSP.) Like 2009's Shadow Complex, ITSP is a Summer of Arcade title that borrows liberally from the Metroid formula. Unlike Shadow Complex or even the Castlevania series,...

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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet immerses you in its alien world, but frequent mechanical problems lead to frustration.

Exotic atmosphere ; Satisfying puzzles ; Fun and rewarding exploration ; Exciting boss fights

Poor visual feedback ; Sometimes finicky controls

A handy map always shows you where exactly your next objective lies. This is both a strength and failing for Shadow Planet. On the one hand, it's a relief to be pointed in the right direction at all times, saving you from getting lost in this wily...

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