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Schizoid - Xbox Live Arcade review

A shooter with personality

Pros

  • Frantic fun
  • Nice Price
  • Controlling two ships

Cons

  • Sometimes a bit too tough
  • Could be too simple for some
  • Graphics won't wow you

Sometimes the simple ideas are the best ones, and they really don’t get much more basic than this. Depending on the difficulty you control either one or two ships with the analogue sticks and must swallow enemies of the same colour while dodging the rest. It’s fun, it’s frantic and, at times, it’s a little bit too tough, but at 800 points you’d be hard pressed to find a better co-op game on Live (apart from N+ that is).

Aug 15, 2008

More info

GenreAction
DescriptionA co-op action game with a heavy emphasis on teamwork, Schizoid is the first XBLA title developed using XNA Game Studio Express. It's fun, frantic, and maybe a little bit too tough at times.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Alternative names"Schizoid"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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Matt is former editor of Official PlayStation Magazine, his favourite games include Skyrim, Final Fantasy VII, Braid, Shadow Of The Colossus and Puggsy, and when he's not grinding away in Destiny you'll often find him talking about WWE or NFL (go Seahawks!).