- Jan 8, 2016
Xeno Crisis recently got released on many platforms, including Genesis/Mega Drive and Steam. Not all platforms have seen a release yet.
Other systems include: Dreamcast / Neo Geo / PS4 / Switch / XB1 / PC / Mac / Linux
Developed by Bitmap Bureau, a UK-based dev studio. It's a "twin-stick" shooter, like a cross between Robotron 2084 and Smash TV that was successfully funded on Kickstarter, earning £72k of the £20k requested.
Bitmap Bureau Link
I love new games on older systems, but IMO it's a good game, not great. It's hard as nails, I would definitely give it that, and it looks great and sounds great, but the controls kind of ruin it for me, because with a Genesis pad, you don't have face buttons in the cardinal directions on either the 3 or 6-button pads.
I played the rom version in an emulator so tried it also with a DS4 and made the controls on the two analog sticks, but it just doesn't feel right at all.
A huge part of this project is the nostalgia factor and the novelty of releasing on past system, so I won't give them much stick. Other might think it's perfect, like all the YouTubers I've seen play it... general response seems to be resoundingly positive.
I'd love to hear what anybody else thinks if you've played it.