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Anomaly, Isotope, Nano Fighter or ???

06-29-2009, 05:46 PM
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Anomaly, Isotope, Nano Fighter or ???

So, I love geometry wars, stardust on the PS3, and others of these types of shooters.

It looks like Anomaly, Isotope, and Nano Fighter are 3 of the best, and although I could afford all 3, I am starting to want to pare down on all the apps that I am carrying around.

Big Albies review of Anomaly is pretty intriguing, and the Lite Version of Isotope is great.

What are people keeping on the machines?

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06-29-2009, 05:51 PM
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Of these three, I've got Isotope and Anomaly.

Between these two, I prefer Isotope's style and depth. Also note that if you get the updated version of Isotope and Isotope Lite on at the same time, you can make a one time transfer of funds to Isotope.

The reason I picked up Anomaly was that I like it's maze-like gameplay. I was slightly put off by it's music when I played the demo, but there is a nice variety of music in the full version. While it doesn't feel as in-depth as Isotope, there's plenty of fun to be had here for 99 cents.

06-29-2009, 05:52 PM
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i've only played isotope so i cant compare the , but it is good, its still not running perfectly on 3.0 though

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06-29-2009, 05:54 PM
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Nanofighter and isotope are really good. Anomoly is just ok
06-29-2009, 05:57 PM
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I'd say.... Isotope

I've gotten Isotope and Nano Fighter, and Isotope has more accurate controls, more levels, and it's an RPG. Nano fighter is a- Try to live as long as possible but you don't choose levels, it's just one big level- kinda game. I would stick with Isotope.
06-29-2009, 05:57 PM
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Personally, i think if you want a game, get light wars and then get also tyrian.
06-29-2009, 05:59 PM
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I played all three, and I still on only have Anomaly and Isotope on my device. I know a lot of people like Nano Fighter but I found the game repetitive and lacking. Of course, that's just my opinion so do what you will with it.

As for Isotope, the game has depth and you can upgrade your ship and weapons. The controls are good and I can't complain about the levels.

Anomaly has a good storyline and good controls, and frankly liked the mazes that you have to fly through and the power generators that you have to destroy. This is my favorite of the bunch because I don't like dealing with too much other stuff.

As for Tyrian, that's a top down shooter so not sure if that fits in this thread, but I should have a review on that tonight. If it's anything like the PC port, then this should be good.

Last edited by Big Albie; 06-29-2009 at 06:01 PM.
06-29-2009, 06:18 PM
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light wars is definitely a game you should consider

circuit strike one and asteroid bbq as well...but those are not dual stick type games
06-29-2009, 08:55 PM
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Thanks for all the great suggestions. I have tried a couple of the lite versions (anomaly, and isotope) and really like them both. Light Wars looks good on the screen shots as does nano fighter. I would not be too surprised if I wind up getting all of them eventually... Man, why do I have to work? It really gets in the way of trying to play games...

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06-29-2009, 09:07 PM
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GET 2079! Best game like this.