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Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut

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Game Reviewed: Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut
Publisher: Crowd-funded through Kickstarter
Developer: Born Ready Games
Reviewer: Andrew Puser
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux
Category: Space Combat Simulation
ESRB Rating: T
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Game Description:

Strike Suit Zero was created to revive space combat games, which were popular in the early 2000s. Adding new elements, like the ability to transform into a robot and a campaign with mostly non-repetitive missions created a fun space combat game.

In the world of Strike Suit Zero, humanity has taken to the stars, and has colonized distant planets. Eventually, the outer planets would try to declare independence, but Earth wouldn’t allow it. Years later, the outer colonies would find a mysterious space ship, left by an advanced race. In exchange for the sole rights to study the ship, Earth allowed colonial independence. But the colonies would not hold up their end of the deal, and after a short time, they exiled Earth scientists from the wreckage. Earth sent ships to take control of the situation, and a battle broke out, with neither side willing to back down. The outer colonies began targeting Earth civilians, and full war broke out. After months of fighting, neither side could afford to back down, nor could they continue fighting. The war was at a stale mate, until the colonies decide for one final push, and that is where the player begins his tale.

What Parents Need to Know

Violence:

Players may shoot down and destroy various enemy space ships, with a variety of weapons like missiles, machine guns, and lasers. No dead bodies are ever shown, and blown-up ships quickly disappear from the game.

Language:
No noticeable adult language.

Sexual Content:
No sexual content.

Spirituality:
Nothing out of the ordinary.

A Child’s Perspective:
This is actually a pretty decent game to test your kids with shooter mechanics, due to the lack of extreme violence, language and gore. Kids will find it fun too, though the mechanics may be a bit complex for some.

Reviewers Thoughts:
I really like Strike Suit Zero. It is fun to play, there is a large variety of new ships and weapons, and the various mission objectives differ enough to keep me playing. The story told, and world built, are well done and interesting. The music is good, though it can be a little repetitive at times. The part I like the best about the game is the backdrops. They are absolutely gorgeous. If you have ever seen a picture of a distant star, or galaxy then imagine that, but being near to it. It is very beautiful.

Overall, Strike Suit Zero is a solid game, especially for a game that was crowd funded. It is a little short, but has re-playability, and new missions are being added.



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