After beating Split/Second, I thought it might be nice to take a little break from arcade racers and explore another of my passions: shoot ’em ups.
And so we have Sunday Shooting, a new series in which I’ll do an incompetent playthrough of a different shoot ’em up each week, perhaps revisiting some later if my skills improve down the line.
We’re kicking off with a longstanding favourite of mine, and one which you can get on both Xbox 360 and PC. It’s Eschatos!
Eschatos is a game I’d never heard of prior to picking it up, but I had a bit of a spree of picking up Japan-only region-free Xbox 360 releases from Play-Asia a while back, and Eschatos was one that really hit me hard when I first gave it a chance.
Spectacular setpieces, amazing music, wonderfully accessible but challenging gameplay… this is one of my favourite shoot ’em ups of all time, and a fine way to kick off this new series. Please enjoy!
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