Strike Suit Infinity Review: Shooting To The Top Of The Leaderboards
Strike Suit Infinity
PC – Steam
Born Ready Games
It was just about three months ago when I fell in love with Strike Suit Zero, a space combat title that puts players in control of a beautiful flying weapon, the Strike Suit. The game features great space combat gameplay that anyone who enjoys the genre will absolutely appreciate. While Strike Suit Zero features a regular campaign, Strike Suit Infinity is all about the high score leaderboards, providing players with waves of enemies to defeat.
Strike Suit Infinity is a separate title from Strike Suit Zero, meaning it’s not necessary to own the original to purchase and play Infinity. Though, I do recommend everyone check out Strike Suit Zero before even considering the purchase of Infinity.
Strike Suit Infinity features 18 rounds of enemy waves for players to try and complete. If a player dies, it’s game over and they’ll have to start again. What makes this game hardcore is that only the dedicated will reach a high score on the leaderboards. During my longest session when I reached round 17 of 18, it took me over 3 hours to get to that point. So, if players want to try repeatedly to get a high score, they’ll be playing rounds of 3 hours or more. This is no quick 30-45 minute shoot’em up game.
If someone is not that interested with getting a high score on the leaderboards, they can still appreciate each round of the game. If a player dies, they can begin playing again from any round they’ve unlocked. That way it makes it easier to witness all 18 rounds without having to play through each one from the beginning.
Players have three different spacecraft to select from, each with their own unique attributes. As players complete rounds and meet special in-round conditions, they’ll earn credits which they can use to purchase support fighters, bombers, frigates, and carriers. They become very helpful when dealing with a massive amount of enemy fighters and ships, but ultimately, it’s up to the player to deal out the most damage.
All games that focus on high scores and leaderboards must have a good scoring system. Strike Suit Infinity has one, which challenges players on speed, kill combos, and other situational factors. As it is with any game, increasing the multiplier is important if anyone is going to have a shot at landing a top score. Whether players are destroying fighters, frigates, or carriers, it’s important to maximize those points with a higher multiplier. It’s not always easy, especially as players approach the ending rounds as they grow far more difficult and make it tough to destroy all enemy ships.
At the beginning, players are dealing with fighters that don’t pose much of a threat. However, towards the end, players are going up against far more difficult spacecraft along with multiple cruisers and carriers, far more than what’s seen at the beginning. Obviously, cruisers and carriers offer a great number of points when destroyed, but it’s difficult to do so and it takes a lot of firepower. In the final rounds, the players support spacecraft aren’t as effective against the more difficult enemy fighters, so it becomes a far greater challenge and most enemy ships may jump away before players have the chance to destroy them. Those who are quick and effective will be able to grab the most points, but if they are not too careful, they will be the first ones to die.
Strike Suit Infinity gives players the opportunity for big points, but it’s going to take a lot of strategy and patience if anyone is going to survive the later stages. There is a fine line and players must pick their battles wisely. There are situations where players will need to let something go if they don’t have the firepower for it, especially if there are multiple enemy fighters protecting them and the player has no support. Enemy fighters, during the final rounds, pack a massive punch with their weaponry and make it very difficult for the player to do strafe runs on enemy cruisers. There is a lot of strategy to this game, far more than just thinking about how to collect a high score.
What makes the Strike Suit such an awesome machine to control is the ability to engage in Strike mode. By shooting down enemies, players power up a flux bar that allows them to switch into Strike Mode. Changing over to strike mode and launching powerful missiles and guns at multiple enemies is both fun and beautiful to watch. It’s also the perfect weapon and ability for quickly killing numerous enemies to collect combos and increase the score.
While playing through the 18 rounds, players will also be able to engage in bonus rounds which can help them easily rack up some major points, if done right. The bonus rounds are also fun because players having infinite flux power and are engaged in Strike mode for an entire two minutes. Infinite power!!
Strike Suit Infinity is a fun addition to have as it’s nice to dive back into its universe by playing a new game mode. The high score attempts can feel long at times, but as players engage in battle, they’ll be having too much fun to care. Also, if they choose, they can challenge each round individually for a high score. It may not be as addictive as a quick shoot’em up title can be, but players will keep coming back to it.
Strike Suit Infinity offers enjoyable round by round gameplay with multiple objectives for players to complete within set time limits. Players can earn upgrades and new weapons during each round by destroying an off-the-path freighter, but only if they can find it during the intense wave by wave action. It is great to hear the lovely music once again and enjoy the fantastic gameplay; $6.99 isn’t a bad price to pay for the lengthy high-scoring experience.