Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters
Genre: Action Adventure Shooter
System: Xbox 360
Review by: MrB4
Trying to review some DLC for a game that I have already talked about is a hard thing to do, especially when there really isn’t that much to say about it. So instead of going on and on about graphics, gameplay, etc., let’s just focus on what this new content offers, and see if adds anything unique to the game to warrant a purchase. Today we are going to talk about the new mode that was just added to the game Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, entitled Shadow Hunters. Is it warp speed worthy?, or will you be wondering if a probe would have been a more valuable alternative?, let’s find out.
If any of you have played the Lantern Run mode before, then nothing will feel too different here. Essentially, all Shadow Hunters is is Lantern Run, but instead of having to carry four seperate items as far as humanly possible, each player ( up to 4 can play) will have to work together as a team to transport one bomb to the core of an asteroid in order to complete each stage (that’s alot of tos I know, but it was the only way I could explain it). The catch here is that this bomb has a life meter that will eventually deplete, and therefore explode well before it’s supposed to, which makes timing of specific actions all the more crucial . Thankfully, there a number of different recharging areas included throughout the levels, so with a little bit of practice, you should be able to get through them without too many problems.
Each section ends in a boss fight ( go figure) that are not all to difficult to complete by themselves, but add in the fact that you have to keep an eye on the bomb at all times, and even the easiest battle could be your last. Once that is all said and done with, one of the players takes the item down to the bottom of the asteroid, it explodes, and then its on to the next stage. Rinse and repeat this process for a few levels, and you will uncover everything that this new mode has to offer.
Buy or Don’t Buy: Despite the lack of variety, Shadow Hunters was alot of fun to play. If this was priced at somewhere around 800 MS points ($10) or so, I would say don’t waste your money on something so simple, but at 400 MS points ($5), it is definitely worth checking out.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters
Developer: Fuelcell Games/ Gagne International
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
MSRP: 400 Microsoft Points ($4.99)