Qix is one of my favorite arcade games of the 80s, and I have been waiting for Taito to do a decent modern version of the game for what seems like an eternity!
I had a feeling about Qix++ before I downloaded it, and against my better judgment, I gave Taito my money.
It’s not that the gameplay is bad; in fact, it’s pretty good. But the amount of content is paltry at best. And the worst part of the amount of content, is that they show you that there’s more, but they only unlock a very small amount of content with the main purchase. To get the rest of the content on the main menu, you have to buy DLC packs.
The problem is, the gameplay is classic, old-school gameplay that while compelling isn’t a must-play.
So, suddenly, what could have been a nice small game that reminds us why we loved the original turns into a cheap ploy to cash in by holding expected content ransom.
Basically, the presentation, paired with the small amount of content makes this game a severe disappointment--especially at the $10 price point. Honestly, the $10 game offers about the same amount of content that many trial versions of other arcade games offer.
Game Title: Qix++
Platform: Xbox 360
Release Date: 09th Dec 2009