Sixty Second Shooter Prime
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With basic graphics and short-lived appeal, it doesn't quite reach the heights of the seminal Geometry Wars on the Xbox 360. But if you're in the mood for a frantic, sometimes punishing twin-stick shooter on the Xbox One, then you will certainly get your fix with Sixty Second Shooter.
Sixty Second Shooter Prime is a great throwback to the arcade machines of yesteryear, but it lacks the depth and difficulty needed for an old-school twin-stick shooter to appeal to most modern gamers.
After a few hours I did eventually have my fill of Sixty Second Shooter Prime. I played Geometry Wars for months, but while I enjoy and recommend SSSP, I don't think I'll have the same relationship with it.
If you enjoy twin-stick shooters like Geometry Wars, then maybe you can give this a try. It's definitely a competent game for the genre and will scratch that itch, if you've got it. For me though, the whole time I was playing I just kept thinking about how much better Geometry Wars was, and that I'd rather be playing an HD release of that instead.
Sixty Second Shooter Prime is a fantastic game to pick up and play, and as such, best situated on a portable platform. Players will be excited by the destruction and rapid action for few rounds, but besides ascending leaderboards, there is not much left to accomplish after that.
The simple premise and brevity of an individual play-through is a good concoction for brewing up that 'one more game' mantra and whilst your passion for it may be as fleeting as its title suggests, you're likely to have a good time whilst it lasts.
Sixty Second Shooter Prime is a fun distraction for a bargain price, and does a great lot of things very well indeed. It just lacks that little bit of polish that sets the great games apart from the good. The adrenaline rush provided by the default sixty second mode is good, but a little more of a nod to those who want more than a quick hit wouldn't have gone amiss.
An intense, aggressive and addictive twinstick shooter. Like fast food, it's tasty, cheap and somewhat recycled, though a deceptive layer of on-the-fly tactics elevates Sixty Second Shooter Prime above its generic genre trappings.