Shattered Horizon

I have been following this game for what seems to be a few months now or longer and I saw it in steam at a good price of about $21AU or so and decided to purchase it.
The game didn’t take long to download at 550kbps and not before to long i was playing the game.

This game is based in the zero gravity of space which makes ofr some very interesting game play.

I’ll get the graphics part out of the way first. This game is direct x 10 only so XP users can’t enjoy this one, the graphics aren’t to bad all though the game is very restricted by my current hardware which is based around an e5200 and a gts250 which when purchased almost 5 months ago seemed like a half descent choice (well for my limiting budget anyway)

The texturing in the game seems quiet simple and the effects aren’t to bad but are quiet system taxing when there is a lot happening in the game at once.

In the below 2 images I have had to cut the graphics options down quiet a lot which shows.

lots of jagged edges around the images

lots of jagged edges around the images

lots of jagged edges around the images

lots of jagged edges around the images

As you can see there is quiet a few jagged edges when the detail is toned down so that I can get at least 30fps, I can see I need to do some more tweaking and maybe tone down the resolution a little :roll:

The next images are just random captures that I took.

main title screen

main title screen

crap everywhere

crap everywhere

pretty isn't it?

pretty isn't it?

moon in pieces

moon in pieces

lost again

lost again

over bright

over bright

looks like I lost

looks like I lost

blue earth

blue earth

what is that planet

what is that planet

im game menu

im game menu

There is no health, shields or power ups of any kind, if you receive to much damage you can take cover quickly and your health will go back up to 50% so be careful.

When I finished playing this game for the first time I felt a little motion sick and I kept expecting everything on my desktop to still be rotating like I was back in the game, very strange I know.

Apart from a few problems with graphics and the fact that the controls take a while to get use to this game isn’t to bad, a quick single player mode would be nice and perhaps explain how the moon got like this for those of us that it isn’t apparent to ;)