Capsized+ is a port of the well received game of the same title on Xbox Live Arcade. The plus is just there to tell people that now it is available wherever they wish to go! Taking on the role of 2D side scrolling shooter and adding a dose of time attack platform action, Capsized+ is a good game with all of the well intentions of being a success with those who have already played it on their consoles.
You play as a survivor from a space faring vessel that suffered an inexplicable accident. After having been dealt a crippling explosion, the ships commander ordered all hands to abandon ship via the life pods. Upon landing on the surface of an alien planet, your task is to survive and find a way to be rescued. Along your journey, you will be called upon to explore this new world, and to find out the fates of your surviving crew members.
Playing the game is a different beast in its own right. Moving around and aiming is done via the touch screen with visual representations of control sticks. Separate areas are used to change weapons, activate your jet-pack, or even activate the auto-aim function so that you have all of your controls in very close proximity to each other, and that’s where some serious handling problems can set in.
At times players may find the sudden appearance of an enemy, or rather a swarm of enemies, to just come out of the blue! In these instances, they may notice the flaw of the auto-aim function. Instead of being set to target the nearest enemy, or maybe the most dangerous or heavily wounded, it latches onto the first enemy it seems to want to. The main way you would have to rectify such a problem, would be to make sure auto aim is off and do your best to stay between the lines of where you’re aiming and firing, or you might just find yourself expending precious rockets instead.
Going to the mobile market can be a risky endeavor, though the rewards can be rather high if done just right. Capsized+ makes a bold attempt to cash in on its love from the console market, and if you really enjoyed it on the big screen then you’ll most likely find it enjoyable on the small screen.