Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
- Last update: 3 years ago
- Version: 2.0.3
- Size: 120 МБ
- Compatibility: Требуется iOS 8.0 или более поздняя версия. Совместимо с iPhone, iPad и iPod touch.
- Author: От Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Content rating: Возраст 4+
- Languages: английский, испанский, итальянский, немецкий, французский
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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved Review
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a multidirectional twin-stick shooter. Firstly launched for Microsoft Windows, OS X, GNU/Linux, PlayStations and Xboxes, it became available on iOS and Android in the middle of 2015. The protagonist destroys hordes of the hostile geometrical figures and tries his best not to get killed. The characteristic feature of the game is its neon volume graphics, that bring staginess into the gameplay. It’s an incredible arcade game with old-school vibes.
This shoot 'em up has an epilepsy warning and you’ll get why as soon as the first level starts. You’ll experience the onslaught of bright and diverse figures, flying right in your face. Three-dimensional grid сubes, sheets, spheres and prisms will be your battlefield. The visuals are so polished and detailed that the game brings pure aesthetic pleasure.
Implementation of geometric 3D graphics was the best decision the developers could make. The player is surrounded by beautiful neon chaos, filled with special effects: the enemies break to vivid sparkles, the playfield changes all the time, bending and waving, incredible fireworks explode in the background.
You control a small ship, shoot in different directions, destroy shapes, dodge touching them otherwise you lose a life. The gameplay is quite challenging as it’s difficult to retain control when massive amounts of enemy figures attack, shirk and multiply. It looks like all shape and sizes enemies have their distinct personality and different behavior patterns.
Among special features there are Super States (available only in the Adventure mode), the temporary power-ups with helpful effects like increasing the firepower, attracting Geoms or shielding. The Super states are a pattern of dots, which you need to destroy to activate the effect. They only work for 12 seconds.
Over the course of the game you’ll get Drones that follow the player and are permanently active during the match. There are six types of drones - Attack, Collect, Ram, Snipe, Defend and Sweep; you can upgrade each drone four times to raise their effectiveness.
Before the start of each level you choose the special super, a special power-up, which you activate at will. There are six supers currently, each has a unique effect. Homing destroys enemies with homing missiles, Clone gives you an additional drone, Miner releases mines, Black Hole crushes enemies in the area around it, Turret activates turret that shoots bullets rotating clockwise, Detonator transforms the drone into a detonator realizing explosions near the enemies. You can improve your supers upgrading them up to 4 times.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved has a lot to offer. You get a broad range of main game modes and a variety of special modes within them.
The beginners will enjoy an Adventure mode that consists of a set of levels across a large three-dimensional map. Different game modes alternate as you complete the levels. You’ll come across Deadline, Evolved, Pacifism, Boss, Claustrophobia modes and more. Each mode has its rules, restrictions and requirements: timers, races, the limited number of bombs, lives and supers.
Classic mode is a collection of 6 game modes - Deadline, King, Evolved, Waves, Pacifism and Retro Evolved. You won’t find any power-ups from the Adventure mode here, except for the Retro mode.
Evolved update brought Hardcore mode into the game. In this mode you are challenged to play completely without Drones and Supers.
You have two virtual joysticks on the screen sides. One on the left side is charged with your ship’s movement. The joystick on the right side controls aiming and shooting. Control joysticks are not static: they follow your thumbs around the screen.
The game is designed for touch screens, so the controls are simple and highly customizable. You can go with draggable or fixed joysticks, choose to use only one while shooting and targeting is automatic, turn autofire on and off, there is also an option for left-handed people, switching the controls around.
Replay Value 5/5
You can replay games and levels over and over again. Furthermore, sometimes repeating will be your only choice: you can’t pass the level unless you’ve gained at least one star. And, considering the chaos, timers, restrictions and challenging gameplay in tote, don’t expect completing levels will be as easy as pie.
The game has a good-old progression system: you collect “Geoms” and earn stars to upgrade drones and get supers. The game is completely free of the in-app purchases, so you only splurge ones - buying the app for $ 9.99.
The bottom line
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved is a great game, with challenging and engaging gameplay, awesome 3D graphics and smooth animation. We highly recommend to give it a try, especially if you are dual-stick shooters fan.Collapse
If you are wondering how to spend some spare time, occupy and distract yourself in the lines or on the breaks, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved is an answer. Stunning neon graphics and exciting gameplay make this game worth trying.
Pros : Stunning 3D graphics;
Variety of game modes;
No in-app purchases;
Cons : Multiplayer is not that popular;
The app is not free.
Replay Value 5.0