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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Reviews show positive reception

Back at the end of June we told you that Microsoft had just revealed both the prices and the release dates of the much-anticipated Xbox Live Summer of Arcade 2011 games. If you read the article you will know that the list included the upcoming Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet shooter game, which is due to launch on XBLA tomorrow (August 3rd).

Judging by some of the early reviews it’s been receiving, it appears that the Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet game has had quite a positive reception from critics. For example, Steve Pendlebury from the website gave the game — which features 2D-scrolling gameplay and seven uniquely different areas to explore – an impressive 4.5 stars out of 5.

Steve says that although the game has just one difficulty setting, it does offer fair balance. The one notable downside to the game in Steve’s opinion is the multiplayer side, which he says isn’t really anything to get too excited about. Meanwhile, Andrew Peggs from the website gave the game an almost perfect score of 9.6 out of 10.

Andrew describes the game as beautiful and well created, praising not just the graphics but the sound and gameplay as well. Josiah Renaudin from on the other hand gave the Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet game an overall rating of 9/10. Josiah says that after you’ve completed the 4-6 hour campaign, you could always try the addictive multiplayer mode.

Other than a few control issues and moments of frustration, Josiah says that the game is definitely worth downloading. Another reviewer that was impressed with the game is Giancarlo from, who gave it an overall score of nine out of ten. This reviewer says that although the game isn’t difficult, there might be times when you’ll die if you don’t know what to do.

According to Giancarlo, the game features an intriguing style and engaging gameplay, and is lots of fun to play. Meanwhile, Rick Wallace from gave the Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet game an overall rating of 87/100. According to this reviewer, the gameplay (6-8 hours worth) is a mixture between action adventure and puzzle.

Rick describes it as a visual masterpiece that has a lot to offer. The final review is from Jamie Davies over at, who rated it 4/5. Jamie says that although it won’t take you long to complete, there are a few hidden goodies and upgrades that you can search for to stretch the experience out a little longer. Not only is the game fun to play in Jamie’s opinion, but impressive to look at as well.

You can read the full reviews by visiting the links provided. Will you be downloading the Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet game tomorrow?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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