Its up, go get em

#1 Posted by Riddler (1528 posts) -
http://majornelson.com/Default.aspx

800 points, go get em kids

Content: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (EVERYONE)] Local Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition). Experience an unbelievable adrenaline rush from playing the latest version of the frenetic retro shooter Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2! Newcomers and pros alike will be blown away by the screen-melting intensity and insane new features, including six action-packed gameplay modes, new enemies, new scoring strategies and a diverse list of exciting achievements! If that’s not crazy enough for you, try multiplayer mayhem for up to four players! Use power-ups in versus mode to boost your stats or handicap your opponent. Or team up with others in co-op mode. Play it all in razor-sharp 1080p to new pulse-pounding music! There are no refunds for this item.
#2 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

Yes, Mom.

#3 Posted by seanbooker (205 posts) -

I think the Japanese servers actually had them up for a bit before we did. I checked with theirs and it was there, and at the time, it wasn't up for us. I don't know how long it was up for on them before us though.

#4 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -

Unlocked all levels, seems like I wasted my money on the original now >.< this is such a huge expansion on the original game's concept.

#5 Posted by carzy (275 posts) -
Bennyishere said:
"Yes, Mom.
"
lolz
#6 Posted by Subway (971 posts) -

Fucking awesome. Only way to describe this game.

#7 Posted by Peacemaker (1101 posts) -

It amazing how much better the game actually looks. The music pretty in tune to what you are doing.  The menus are really slick showing the friends list leaderboard right in the game mode screen.  I'm surprised at how much better it is, and 10 dollars I think is worth it, there is quite a bit of stuff in the game.

#8 Posted by Scroll (593 posts) -

Actually having 3D models and a few more effects really freshens it up, and Geoms are still great fun.

I'm loving the music as well.

#9 Posted by Perfect_Winter (53 posts) -

I wasn't sure how they could improve on the look of the game to make it look even better than the original, but I was wrong, the game looks so much prettier than the original. I like the variety offered by the new modes, I only wish there was some kind of online element to the game.

#10 Edited by akwinters (5 posts) -

The game looks fantastc in 1080p! I'm really, really enjoying this one.

#11 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

No points FTL. :(

#12 Posted by badgrafix (33 posts) -

This is the best value on arcade. i love it. I thought after Star Dust HD i'd be done with duel stick shoot em's... I was wrong.

#13 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

Is it worth it though? I played the trial, got my highest score of 4,335,000 and was astounded by how easier this one is when compared to the original.

#14 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

Wow cool

#15 Edited by badgrafix (33 posts) -
Jolly_Lolly said:
"Is it worth it though? I played the trial, got my highest score of 4,335,000 and was astounded by how easier this one is when compared to the original.
"
Its no easier, but the score goes up much quicker because multipliers work differently. Each time you collect a green orb your multiplier goes up 1 and each enemy spits out sometimes several green orbs. So its on a whole different playing field when it comes to the score, but the actual game play is just as challenging, if not more.
#16 Posted by Hannibal (862 posts) -

I found it harder. That is, I can get a way higher score, but I die faster. The clone ships from the old one are harder to kill now and I don't know what those glob things are but I can't seem to kill them

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