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It is a computer game - an alien shoot 'em up set in a stunning sci-fi fantasy world 700 years in the future, released yesterday.
I've been doing it for about four months and time just seems to "y by"I was into X-Box before this but 'this is something dierent to shoot 'em ups and typical games.
In a gaming world obsessed with repetitive shoot 'em ups, tactics and guile are the order of the day with this turnbased shooter.
With a thousand and one shoot 'em ups out there, it's a worrying prospect that this classic may be drowned out by others' mediocrity or ignored by post credit crunch savers.
SHOOT 'em ups and humour don't usually lie easily together.
Outside of the needles and tubes, the surgeries and hospital rooms, his world is very much that of a 5-year-old boy; shoot 'em up video games, good guys versus bad guys, fast cars and motorcycles.
Sure there are some OTT slow-motion shoot 'em ups and ridiculous high- speed action, but then that all adds to the melting pot that is the summer popcorn movie.
RELOADED: As shoot 'em ups go, different and worth seeking out.