To get straight to the point, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is flat out fun. You control your ship with the left analog stick while shooting in many directions with the right analog stick. This simple control scheme works amazingly well when getting mobbed by a screen full of baddies, but when the going gets tough, just hit one of the left or right trigger buttons to unleash a bomb that clears the screen to ensure a second of safety. The game does a good job of keeping a steady frame rate when all that you are seeing on the screen is a mountain of mayhem with dozens of enemies and explosions on the screen at once.
The visuals are great when your are playing in the Evolved mode rather than the retro mode because obviously, the retro mode is based on a simple layout which tends to be very bland. The main mode you will want to play is the Evolved mode which looks amazing when there are many things exploding on screen that lights up any room. For only $5, or 400 Microsoft points, it would be hard to pass up this addicting shooter that anyone can play due to the very simple controls and concept. Give it a try by downloading the demo on Xbox Live and see how many times you come back to play it, you won't be disappointed.